The Florida Division of Cultural Affairs is Florida's state arts agency. The Division promotes arts and culture as essential to quality of life for all Floridians. Arts and culture contribute to a vibrant and creative Florida. These diverse resources include arts in education, local arts agency, state service organization, theater, dance, folks arts, literature, media arts, museum, multidisciplinary, music, sponsor/presenter, and visual arts programs and projects.
Archeological investigations reveal that the earliest inhabitants on the property are believed to have been Apalachee Indians who had a settlement in the area between 1650 and 1750. In 1825, the property was part of a grant of land given to Marquis de Lafayette by the U.S. Congress in appreciation for his assistance during the Revolutionary War. In 1850, Peres Bonney Brokaw and a business partner purchased a quarter section of the Lafayette grant for $960. The Brokaw-McDougall House, completed in 1860, sits at 329 North Meridian Street in Tallahassee, on two acres of what was once a 160-acre tract to the north, south and east of the house.
Culture Builds Florida’s Future is the Florida Council on Arts and Culture’s strategic plan for the continuing development of arts and culture in the State of Florida and the tremendous benefits they bring to the state’s economy. The plan is a product of extensive input from the business community and the cultural constituency.
Grantees should download the Division of Cultural Affairs Culture Builds Florida logo to credit Division support. Grantees should also use the sponsorship statement on promotional materials for Division sponsored activies.
The Division of Cultural Affairs works with the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, a 15-member advisory council appointed to advise the Secretary of State regarding cultural grant funding and on matters pertaining to culture in Florida, and Citizens for Florida Arts, Inc., an organization created to enhance the efforts of the Divisin and help foster recognition of the arts in Florida.
Please note: As of July 1, 2006, under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.
Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.