50th Anniversary Celebration
Arts and culture enrich the lives of each and every Floridian. They link us to our history, make sense of our present, and guide us to our future. From the Florida Keys to Pensacola and everywhere in between, Florida’s vibrant cultural landscape truly makes Florida a “State of the Arts.”
Established by the Florida Legislature under the Department of State, the Division of Cultural Affairs has supported and promoted Florida’s diverse arts and culture community for 50 years. Since 1976, when the division was granted the authority to administer grants funded by the State of Florida and the National Endowment for the Arts, more than $787 million in grant funding has been distributed to every corner of the state in support of the division’s mission to advance, support, and promote arts and culture to strengthen the economy and quality of life for all Floridians.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Florida’s state arts agency, we invite you to celebrate along with us as we highlight some of the people and cultural organizations that have contributed to the division’s efforts through the years.