Compassionate St. Augustine

Compassionate St. Augustine

Compassionate St. Augustine (CSA) is the grassroots organization that led a successful campaign for the City Commission and Mayor Officially to officially proclaim (9/9/2013) that St Augustine had met the requirements of the Charter for Compassion International and in turn had become the first Compassionate City in Florida and the 20th in the world. The principle guiding over 50 Compassionate Cities, Regions and Countries and over 250 candidates worldwide is ––"treat others as one would like others to treat oneself."

Compassionate St. Augustine's mission is to inspire, influence and grow a culture of compassion through advocacy, awareness and action.

As part of CSA's multi-year plan, our Obelisk Art 450th public art project will pay tribute to St. Augustine's 450th anniversary in 2015.  This large-scale fiberglass commemoration of the city's story line will artistically encourage members of our historic city and beyond to follow and respect four values –– Freedom, Democracy, Huan Rights and Compassion –– that are the foundational pillars of the historic Monumento de la Constitución obelisk of the city's public square.

As a tribute to those values and St. Augustine’s history, culture and diversity, this unique project will showcase the talents of 25 renowned First Coast, national and international artists who will be selected to imaginatively adorn 8.5’ fiberglass replicas of the iconic obelisk. In September 2015, these obelisks will be unveiled at Flagler College’s Crisp Elle

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Lightner Museum

lightnerRelics of America's Gilded Age are elegantly exhibited on the museum's three floors. Costumes, furnishings, mechanical musical instruments and other artifacts give you a glimpse into 19th century daily life. The Lightner collection includes beautiful examples of cut glass, Victorian art glass and the stained glass work of Louis Comfort Tiffany.

Historic Florida Militia

historic-militiaThe Historic Florida Militia (HFM) is a non-profit umbrella organization supporting re-created historic interpretive units and representing a number of cultures and time periods. "We are not street performers, we are educators. We are not parades, we are historic programs. This is not an exercise in free speech, this is an opportunity to educate. We are not promoting a political agenda, we are promoting the city's history through a practical and factual teaching method".

Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach

cultural-centerCCPVB is a non-profit 501(c) (3) arts organization located in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida dedicated to providing a place for everyone in the Jacksonville region to create, understand and experience the arts. We bring the arts to our community through art exhibitions featuring local, regional and nationally known artist; art classes and workshops for children and adults; children's summer camps; and creative events that support educational programming. Our outreach programs serve children with disabilities, special education needs, and low income families.

Crisp-Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College

crisp-ellertBuilt in honor of Dr. JoAnn Crisp-Ellert and her husband, Dr. Robert Ellert, the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum offers Flagler College students and the Northeast Florida community a venue for fostering knowledge and a deep appreciation of contemporary art. As an educational resource for the College, the Museum exhibits regional, national and international artists, and provides opportunities for critical engagement and exposure to a variety of exhibitions and personal interactions with visiting artists. The Museum challenges students, the Flagler community and the public to cultivate individual creativity, critical reflection, historical consciousness and respect for the free exchange of ideas. In this spirit, the Museum also hosts public programs, including artist talks, readings, panel discussions and film series that provide a platform for vital interdisciplinary dialogue.

EMMA Concert Association

emmaThe general purpose of this corporation [EMMA] is to stimulate interest in classical music throughout St. Johns County, FL and to encourage interest in and to provide opportunities in classical music for the youth of the county.

The mission of this corporation is to produce a number of quality music and dance performances every year and to offer them at modest ticket prices to the residents of St. Johns County and tourists visiting or planning to visit St. Johns County.