Location: 9810 State Rd. 72 (Clark Road), Sarasota, FL 34241 Get Directions »
Directions: Take I-75 to exit 205 and travel east four miles (toward Myakka River State Park). Sarasota National Cemetery is on the right.
Hours: Open dawn to dusk every day, Administration Building open Monday-Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm
Additional questions: Contact email@example.com or 941-365-5118, x 301.
Anyone can make a nomination in one or more of the categories. The nominations are done through an online application. Each nomination includes:
A review panel selects the awardees from among the nominees. Nominators and award winners are notified prior to the Celebration of the Arts.
Online applications only.
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Contact us to learn more about the Arts and Cultural Alliance’s commitment to arts integration!
941-365-5118, x 301
October 1, 2020 –September 30, 2021
Visit the Americans for the Arts E-Advocacy Center to find quick and easy resources for contacting Congress and the President, State and Local Officials, and media. Stay up-to-date on the latest Action Alerts and view Congress meeting schedules.
Support the arts by purchasing a Florida Arts License Plate! Find your local tag agency using this list of Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Office Locations by county.
The mission of the Arts and Cultural Alliance is to serve as the source, voice and advocate for arts and culture in our community.
The vision of the Arts and Cultural Alliance is that arts and culture are essential to the continuing development of a vibrant, creative community.
The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County and SCENE Magazine annually publish a comprehensive Arts & Culture Guide for the Sarasota County region.
“The Culture Collective brought many new attendees to Florida Studio Theatre this season! Our event was really well organized by the staff working on Culture Collective and we’re excited to see what next season brings. Many of the attendees had never been to our theatre and were raving about the performance of Million Dollar Quartet. It was a great experience and we hope to see new audience members attending each year through Culture Collective,”
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Mail your check or credit card information to Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County, 1226 N. Tamiami Trail, Suite 300, Sarasota, FL 34236.
The Arts and Cultural Alliance is the only organization in Sarasota County working daily to promote every discipline in the arts?
Provide advocacy support for area arts and cultural organizations and individual artists. We also advocate for local, regional, state, and national funding.
Provide funding through Tourist Development Cultural/Arts, John Ringling Towers Fund, and Opportunity grant programs.
Provide programming and advocacy for arts in education and arts in healthcare. We also produce community cultural events and facilitate local initiatives.
Conduct countywide Arts and Cultural Economic Impact Studies.
Want to purchase a Florida Arts License Plate? You can find your local tag agency using this list of Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Office Locations by county.
“What a perfect ending to my day. I think this is marvelous. I only wish I was a pianist so I could play.” — Mary Powers-Boss
“There can be nothing better than filling the streets of Sarasota with good music. As a piano teacher, I think a lot about how to get children inspired to play the piano. It’s healthy for kids to see adults playing these pianos and exposing them to music of any sort.” — David Ohrenstein
“I work downtown, and I was just wandering around looking at the pianos because I’d heard that they were out here for people to play. I guess sometimes my wife gets annoyed that I play in the house, so I thought I’d play outside.” — Kevin Lo
“It’s joyful; it’s creative; it represents Sarasota’s cultural part- its artistic part.” — Tracey Reid
“Sarasota’s love of the arts is inspiring the musician in all of us. “It inspires people to do what they want to do.” — Breezie
TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2018
9:00 a.m. – Noon
More information available HERE
TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Members of the Alliance who submit their events on the Alliance online calendar are also eligible to have their events featured in ARTbeat, our popular weekly e-newsletter. Not every event can be published in ARTbeat due to space limitations.
Please note that ARTbeat is events based and cannot include fundraisers and galas.
Survey of Organizations/Businesses
Creative and Arts-friendly Business examples include: maker and hacker space, co-working business, recording studios, galleries, film production companies, architectural and graphic design firms, toy makers, digital game designers, art supply stores, bookstores, coffee houses, cafes, retailers of locally made artists’ creations, furniture designer, arts education (art classes/workshops), design and photography studios, casting offices, culinary schools, hair design studios, yoga studios, jewelry design and retail, etc.
Arts and Cultural Organization examples include: dance/theatre companies, artist service organizations, writers’ groups, museums, youth arts/arts education organizations, music/heritage/fringe festivals, artist collectives/cooperatives, choirs/choral groups, historical societies, woodworking guilds, culture bearing and ethnic focused arts, service organizations with arts programming, etc.
Survey of Individual Artists/Creatives
We are interested in the individual space needs of all self-identified artists and creatives who have a sincere commitment to their art or creative work in any and all of its forms. If you consider your work to be a form of art or creative expression, then we probably will too.
Individuals need not make any income from their art or creative work, or pursue their practice full time. We consider individuals to have a commitment to their art or creative work if they have or are developing a body of work, have studied or are actively training in their art/creative work, have a desire to grow as an artist or work professionally in their creative field and/or are actively engaged in the creation and expression of their art.
The Alliance posts opportunities for artists of all disciplines and performance level.
This is your place to stay on top of opportunities and for those seeking artists to reach the wide and deep talent pool in Sarasota County.
April 2017 for Fall 2017/Spring 2018
Selection announced — mid-May
Looking for an Audition or Job? Check out our Arts Opportunities page »