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About Us

  • Mission

    The Florida Division of Arts and Culture 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.

  • Museum of Florida History

    Opened in 1977, the Museum of Florida History collects, preserves, exhibits, and interprets evidence of past and present cultures in Florida, and promotes knowledge and appreciation of this heritage.

  • Brokaw-McDougall House

    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.

  • Strategic Plan

    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.

  • Partners

    The Division of Arts and Culture 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 Division and help foster recognition of the arts in Florida.