L.E.A.P Into a Week-Long Celebration of Arts and Culture

L.E.A.P. Week Community Events
September 4th - 7th, 2019

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State of the Arts: Creative Jacksonville

September 4, 2019

University of North Florida Adam W. Herbert University Center 12000 Alumni Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32224 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

State of the Arts: Creative Jacksonville is presented by PNC Bank. This event will offer a national, regional, and local update on arts and cultural trends as well as the role of creativity for transformational change.
Speakers will include: *Al Letson,  Jacksonville native, public radio host of Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. *Dr. Diana Greene, Superintendent of Duval County Schools. *Latise Hairston Ph.D. and Katie Tagye, Creative Problem Solving Experts.

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Public Arts Tours

September 5, 2019

Enjoy public art tours in and around the urban core. Self-guided, guided tours, and customized tours will highlight both private and public art installations from murals and mosaics to historic memorials. These tours will provide an opportunity to engage with public art fabricated by artists in a variety of visual art media. Set aside time in your day now for these free walking and bus tours.

Art Awareness Day

September 6, 2019

Jacksonville is home to a vibrant arts and cultural scene. The Cultural Council will honor all of the City’s arts producers and cultural products in recognition of the beauty and bounty they bring to Jacksonville. Our day-long digital initiative will highlight the entire sector through a variety of media. In response, the community is encouraged to share their stories of arts and culture using the hashtag #LeapForArts​.

Be Arts Aware by visiting the Cultural Council Calendar and all of our social media Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, to see what arts events are happening across Jacksonville. 

43rd Annual Arts Awards

September 7, 2019

841 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Invitation only VIP Reception, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Arts Awards

Celebrate the creativity in Jacksonville by recognizing the individuals who work to strengthen it at this “creative” black tie gala. The event will feature visual art and captivating entertainment. Enjoy delicious food, drinks, and desserts then join the closing LEAP-party.

Click here to see our nominees.

LIFE in Jacksonville is BETTER with ART

The Cultural Council leads extraordinary art programs that contribute to and enhance quality of life in our community. Funds raised from LEAP allow the Cultural Council to provide mission-driven programs for artists, youth, and emerging arts organizations in:

Leading Extraordinary Art Programs

Cultural Service Grant Program provides public support to arts and cultural organizations that contribute to the quality of life in our community

Art in Public Places integrates art into public spaces, contributing to our community's evolving and vibrant urban landscapes.

Linking Exemplary Artist Professionals

Cultural Service Internship Program employs students from underserved neighborhoods through paid internships with arts and cultural organizations.

Every Single Artist Lounge builds a network of support and facilitates communication among our community's artists, arts professionals, arts educators, and arts appreciators.

Creative Entrepreneur Symposia equip artists in our community with the knowledge and tools necessary to adopt and implement business strategies that will further their careers as artists.

Leveraging Engaging Art Partnerships

International Artist Lecture Series brings internationally-renowned artists to our community to foster a deeper appreiation for the arts.

State of the Arts, a regional conference, serves as a platform to highlight the efforts, achievements, and vitality of our community's arts and cultural sector.

Get In Touch

300 W Water Street, St. | 201 Jacksonville, FL 32202 | (904)358-3600

The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville is sponsored in part by the City of Jacksonville and by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the State of Florida.