2020 Grant Recipients

The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County continues to support local artists, historic preservation, and arts and cultural organizations through the John Ringling Tower and State of the Arts Opportunity Grants. Since 1986, the Alliance has provided funding to ensure that Sarasota’s renowned arts and cultural community thrives.

State of the Arts Opportunity Grants: Funded by the “State of the Arts” license plate fees – these grants support local arts and culture non-profits.

The 2020 Opportunity Grant Recipients are:
Chamber Orchestra of Sarasota
SaraSolo Productions
North Port Chorale, Inc
Musica Sacra Sarasota
North Port Art Center

John Ringling Tower Fund Grants: The John Ringling Tower Fund was created to honor the spirit of the John Ringling Towers, where the visual, performing and applied arts were celebrated.

The 2020 John Ringling Tower Fund Grant recipients are:
Performing Arts, Thea Lobo
Visual Arts, Karen Chandler
Historic Preservation, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Historic Spanish Point Campus