Supporting Organizations

Art in Public Places Trust

The Art in Public Places Trust (APPT) is a five-member City/County appointed committee established for 1% allocation of each public construction and major renovation project. The APPT oversees the purchase of public art. The board submits recommendations to the City Commission regarding the implementation of the City public art master plan and management of the art in public places trust fund. 

Here is a link for current vacancies and applications.

Gainesville/Alachua County Cultural Affairs Board

The Gainesville/Alachua County Cultural Affairs Board (CAB) acts as both the board of directors for the Local Arts Agency and the cultural advisory board to the City and County Commissions. The Board works with staff to better promote the arts in Alachua County. Duties of the CAB include reviewing grant applications and making funding recommendations for the City's Outside Agency grants program and Arts License Tag Programs. 

Hear are some links for an application for the City of Gainesville CAB or Alachua County CAB.

Evergreen Cemetery Association of Gainesville, Inc.

The Association was established in 1994 to provide support to Evergreen Cemetery for the historical and cultural enrichment of the entire community. This 501©(3) organization seeks to organize and conduct programs and activities, which will enhance community appreciation and support for Evergreen Cemetery in perpetuity. The Association also maintains, a website dedicated to sharing the story of Evergreen Cemetery and it's importance through tours, a virtual exhibit and photo galleries.

Thomas Center Associates

Formed in 1979, the Thomas Center Associates adopted as its mission our support for the Thomas Center for the Arts in both education and beautification.  Of particular interest are restorations of the Period Rooms, interpretive programs and our guided tours for Alachua County third grade students, the Spring Promenade tour of historic homes, the Jingle Bell Ball and other Yuletide activities, as well as our on-going landscaping of the gardens.

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