The Arts and Cultural Alliance serves as the definitive source, voice and advocate for arts and culture in Sarasota County. Our primary goals include advocating for the arts economic impact throughout the Cultural Coast region, promoting health and wellness initiatives through the arts and for our local artists, ensuring the continuation of arts education in our schools and championing for greater accessibility to arts and culture for all.

Annual membership is available for nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, businesses, artists and individuals. Explore our membership categories below.


Get closer to the arts and to our community as a individual supporter of the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County. You’ll stay informed on the latest news and upcoming events throughout Sarasota County. Help us remain an outlet for creativity and connection for all in our community.


Artists of all disciplines are included. Your online profile includes a profile picture and link to your website and/or social media, you can also post events on the Cultural Calendar. You will receive the latest information on: grant opportunities, calls to artists, and professional learning opportunities designed especially for independent artists.


The Arts and Cultural Alliance is committed to creating and sustaining relationships between local businesses and our arts and cultural groups. When you partner with the Alliance, your company will benefit from exposure to audiences and patrons throughout the Culture Coast region. In addition to your investment helping our arts and cultural groups strengthen their community relationships, it offers you the opportunity to connect with new and existing arts lovers.

Cultural Organizations

Non-profit arts and cultural organization members are essential to the Alliance.  Our focus on building cultural awareness and advocacy helps to create the cultural ecosystem where we all flourish. Benefits include:

  • Promotional Marketing/Social Media: NEW WEBSITE COMING SOON – Expanded Profile within Online Directory, Shared events and programming on the Alliance’s Cultural Calendar, Post Calls to Artists and Job Opportunities, Events and programs featured in ARTbeat and on various Alliance Social Media platforms. 
  • Advocacy Resources: Alliance generated advocacy alerts from local, state and national levels, Grant Making Technical Assistance, Professional Learning opportunities and workshops. 
  • New networking opportunities for Cultural Executives, Arts Education Leaders and Marketing professionals, including Health and Wellness programming and Arts Education convenings. 
  • Use of Center for Art and Humanity Conference Room