Art, Culture and Entertainment, Inc. (or ACE) is a non-profit organization that will receive Federal, State of Florida, Escambia County, City of Pensacola, corporate, foundation and personal funds to disperse through equitable granting processes to arts, culture and entertainment organizations throughout Escambia County, Florida. Our General Operating Grant Program requires eligibility for an organization to have been in existence for at least 24 months and be IRC Section 501(c)(3) organizations. Our Mini Grant Program requires eligibility for an organization to be a Florida Non-Profit with its primary location in Escambia County, FL.

Organizational Goals

  1. Successful lobbying of elected officials to increase year-over-year governmental appropriation funding amounts
  2. Identify a dedicated funding source through the City of Pensacola and Escambia County budgets to be tied to the quantifiable success of the arts, cultural, and entertainment organizations’ programs
  3. Provide professional leadership development for the established arts, cultural, and entertainment organizations to help improve the quality and viability of our cultural community
  4. Build partnerships with other community organizations to foster cultural growth
  5. Identify and cultivate emerging arts, cultural, and entertainment organizations and help them establish a high standard of professionalism while still meeting their mission.

Board of Directors

  • David Bear, President
  • Holly Jurnovoy, Vice President
  • Janice Miller, Secretary
  • Dick Baker, Treasurer
  • Doug Halford
  • Matt Balka
  • Collier Merrill
  • Shelby Daniels
  • Allen Bell
  • Suzanne Kahn
  • Scott Warren
  • Lois Benson