Turner Center Seeks P/T Grant Writer/Intern

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The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts seeks a Grant Writer/Intern to assist the non-profit organization in applying for public and private grant opportunities. The grant writer/intern will play an integral role in accomplishing the Center’s overall strategic goals. The Turner Center dedicates itself to developing the cultural and artistic life in our area through programming and outreach that reaches all segments of our community.


The Center seeks a strong writer who complements the Turner Center mission, which is to promote and celebrate the arts as the regional center for cultural enrichment, art education and entertainment. A successful grant writer for this internship must have:

  • Insight to research and understand grant writing guidelines for targeted foundations and organizations.
  • Ability to write proposals that make compelling cases for art education funding.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent detail and organizational skills.
  • Time-management skills to ensure that grant proposals and reports are submitted on time, meet guidelines, and are of consistently high quality.
  • Ability to participate as part of a team to complete specific projects.
  • Multi-tasking and problem-skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and other software as needed.
  • Proficiency in proofreading and editing skills.
  • Ability to work a minimum of 10-15 hours a week for at least three months, or a mutually set schedule.
  • Ability to work virtual or in the office.


The Grant Writer/Intern will report directly to the Turner Center Executive Director, and at times, may work closely with other staff or board members for specific grant opportunities.


More information about the organization may be found at www.turnercenter.org. To request an interview, contact Executive Director Sementha Mathews at 229-247-2787 or at smathews@turnercenter.org.


Turner Center STEAMS Ahead with New Resource for Art Educators

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The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts will launch its STEAM on Tour outreach program on Feb. 1, providing the best-known works of art and corresponding curriculum for local art educators’ use in the classroom. The Turner Center’s newest art education outreach program is made possible by a local donor for the purpose of providing tangible art resources and increasing young people’s awareness and appreciation of classic art. Read More

Turner Center for the Arts’ New Gallery Exhibition Opening Reception Features DrawProject Scholarship Fundraiser

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The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts’ opening reception is Monday, Jan. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m., at 527 N. Patterson Street. The Center’s first gallery opening of 2021 features the 14th Annual DrawProject, “She Said, She Said, She Said: A Collage Collective,” and the 2nd Annual Regional Artists Community (RAC) Exhibition. Admission is free. Read More

St. John Middle School Tours Turner Center Galleries

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Seventh grade students from St. John Catholic School visited the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts on Wednesday, December 16. The students and teachers Pam Rickman, Social Studies, and Christine Cabral, Art instructor and a member of the Center’s Regional Artists Community, were given a tour by the Center’s curator Bill Shenton. Mrs. Cabral said the students were particularly interested in the East African artifacts exhibit and VSU artist Julie Bowland’s plein air artworks, currently on display in the main gallery.

For more information on local arts or to schedule a tour, visit www.turnercenter.org or call 229.247.2787.

PAAC Hosts December Meeting in Bennie’s Alley, Downtown Valdosta

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The Valdosta Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) will host their next monthly meeting on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, at 4:40 p.m., re-scheduled from its original date due to Christmas holidays. This public meeting will be held in Bennie’s Alley, Downtown Valdosta, followed by a ribbon cutting for a new mural at 5 p.m. and the Annual Tree Lighting Celebration on the Courthouse Square at 6 p.m. Read More

Turner Center Hosts Bluegrass & BBQ

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It’s Bluegrass & BBQ for the Turner Center’s Music in the Art Park concert on Friday, Nov. 13, from 7-9 p.m., featuring Lost Dogs Found—a bluegrass band from Hahira, Ga., who were recently inducted into the Georgia Country Music Hall of Fame. Sponsored by FLO Custom Apparel & Design and Johnson’s Frames & More, the concert is one of several FREE outdoor community events that have taken place this year in the Art Park, located at 605 N. Patterson Street. Read More