Arts Leadership Academy Returns

The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County is pleased to announce the Arts Leadership Academy.

Back by popular demand, the Arts Leadership Academy develops emerging leaders by immersing them in local arts and culture. Participants in this program will attend in-depth educational sessions at seven organizations to learn about their operational details, significance in the community, and recognize the vital connection between these organizations and our local economy. Arts Leadership Academy participants will attend performances or events at each organizations.

Upon completion of this program, participants are prepared to support local arts and culture through their work and volunteer efforts.

Participants of the program must commit to seven afternoons between November 2019 – May 2020 for the educational sessions at the organizations. Each participant will also receive two tickets to a performance at each organization. In addition, exclusive opportunities and experiences will be made available to participants throughout the year.

Participants of this program should be sponsored by their employer. Tuition for the program is $500. Deadline to apply is November 1, 2019.

2019/2020 Schedule (more arts organizations to be added)

November Sarasota OperaEducation SessionTuesday, November 12, 20192:00 PM
 Sarasota OperaPerformance – RigolettoThursday, November 14, 20197:30 PM
DecemberFlorida Studio TheatreEducation SessionTuesday, December 3, 20194:30 PM
 Florida Studio TheatrePerformance Sunday, December 8, 20197:00 PM
FebruarySarasota OrchestraEducation Session Friday, February 7, 20202:00 PM
 Sarasota OrchestraPerformance – Love TriangleSunday, February 9, 20204:00 PM
MarchSarasota BalletEducation Session Wednesday, March 11, 20203:00 PM
 Sarasota BalletPerformance- Romeo and JulietteSaturday, March 28, 20207:30 PM
AprilAsolo Repertory Theatre Education Session Monday, April 6, 20203:00 PM
Asolo Repertory Theatre Performance – KnoxvilleWednesday, April 8,2020 8:00 PM
Westcoast Black Theatre TroupeEducation Session Friday, April 17, 2020 3:00 PM
 May  Westcoast Black Theatre TroupePerformace – RubyFriday, May 1, 20207:30 PM

Contact Andrea Knies at with questions.