Three grants program distribute over $2 million annually to the arts and cultural community.
- Tourist Development Cultural/Arts Grants
Awarded to non-profit arts and cultural organizations to support activities that attract tourists to Sarasota County. Funding comes from the Tourist Development Tax (Bed Tax). Learn More »
- Opportunity Grants
Funded by the “State of the Arts” license plate fees – these grants support non-profits that do not qualify for or have not received a TDT grant in the past 12 months. Learn More »
- John Ringling Tower Fund
The fund was originally established to preserve the historic John Ringling Tower Hotel and now supports individual artists and historic preservation projects. Learn More »