TDC/A Grant Recipients Announced

The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County is pleased to announce that the Sarasota Board of County Commissioners (BCC) approved the recommendations for funding of the 2018 Tourist Development Cultural/Arts (TDC/A) Grants.

TDC/A grants come from a portion of the tourist tax dollars collected to fund Sarasota County arts and cultural organizations in order to offer high quality programming that continues to attract tourists to our area. Grants are available to organizations with recognized ability to produce, present, and promote cultural and arts activities that appeal to tourists.

We wish to congratulate all of our organizations who will receive funding and thank the BCC for their support of arts and culture in Sarasota County.

Art Center Sarasota, Inc., Parts Unknown, $47,347.00
Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota, Inc., An Eye to the Future -2018/2019 – Season Twenty-Three, $49,856.00
Asolo Theatre, Inc. Asolo Repertory Theatre 2018- 2019 Season, $92,701.00
Avenida de Colores, Inc., Chalk Festival, $44,919.00
Coexistence, Inc., Embracing Our Differences, $52,082.00
Florida Studio Theatre, Inc., Summerfest 2019, $45,182.00
Florida Studio Theatre, Inc., 2019 Festival of New Plays, $40,012.00
Florida West Coast Symphony, Inc., Sarasota Orchestra 2018- 2019 Season Programming, $91,922.00
Gloria Musicae, Inc., Musical Celebrations, $23,067.00
Gulf Coast Heritage Association, Inc., Tourism Attracting Events and Activities at Historic Spanish Point,$51,192.00
Jazz Club of Sarasota, Inc., 39th Annual Sarasota Jazz Festival: “Generations of Jazz”, $22,864.00
Key Chorale, Inc., Key Chorale Season Programming 2018-19, $43,650.00
La Musica di Asolo, Inc., Truthful & Timeless, $21,960.00
Mote Marine Laboratory, Inc., Penguins in Perspective: Ambassadors for a Changing Ocean, $93,481.00
New College Foundation, Incorporated, New Music New College: 2018- 2019 Season, $51,192.00
Ringling College of Art and Design, Inc., Local Legacy Series, $13,477.00
Ringling College of Art and Design, Inc., Contemporary Art and Context, $33,585.00
Sarasota Ballet of Florida, Inc., The Sarasota Ballet of Florida, Inc. 2018 – 2019 Season, $93,481.00
Sarasota Concert Association, Inc., A Season of Orchestras, $46,116.00
Sarasota Contemporary Dance, Inc., 13th Main Stage Season: “Rooted”, $20,984.00
Sarasota Film Festival, Inc., 21st Annual Sarasota Film Festival, $93,481.00
Sarasota Opera Association, Inc., Opera Lovers Weekends 2019, $92,701.00
Sarasota Pops Orchestra, Inc., The Pops Orchestra 2018- 19 Season 18, $9,909.00
Siesta Beach Festival, Inc.,  Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival, $31,676.00
The Circus Arts Conservatory, Inc., Circus Sarasota 2019, $91,922.00
The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art Foundation, Inc., The Ringling’s 2018-2019 Seasonal Programming, $89,585.00
Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, Dog Days Theatre, $17,777.00
The Hermitage Artist Retreat, Inc., Hermitage Season of Arts Programming, $33,711.00
The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Inc., Selby Gardens’ Season: 2018- 2019, $93,481.00
The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast, Inc., The School of Music: Celebrating 15 Years in Sarasota, $46,538.00
The Players, Inc., Broadway Theatre Series, $52,527.00
The Sarasota Cuban Ballet School, Inc., On Stage 2018, $9,702.00
The Venice Chorale, Inc., The Venice Chorale 2018- 2019 Concert Season; A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats Approach, $4,095.00
The Venice Symphony, Inc., The Venice Symphony’s 2018-19 Season Programming, $49,856.00
Urbanite Theatre, Inc., 2018/2019 Season Support, $36,291.00
Van Wezel Foundation, Inc., World Class Entertainment Program, $93,481.00
Venice Art Center, Inc., Venice Art Center 2018- 2019 Exhibits, $49,411.00
Venice Theatre, Inc., 2018-2019 Tourist Season, $92,701.00
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe of Florida, Inc., The Command Season, $89,585.00

“Our arts and cultural organizations have a major impact on tourism in our Region. The Tourist Development Tax grants are critical for these organizations to continue to develop the highest quality programming that helps increase tourism and economic impact through the arts,” says Jim Shirley, executive director of the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County.