Each “State of the Arts” license plate purchased in Sarasota County funds Opportunity grants. As the designated local arts agency, the Alliance is responsible for establishing the program, managing the application and evaluation process and ensuring funds are used to support arts and culture according to established guidelines.
Non-profit organizations in Sarasota County that do not qualify for or did not receive a Tourist Development Cultural/Arts Grant may apply. Eligible projects must demonstrate artistic merit, community involvement and administrative competence.
2021 – 2022 Timeline
Virtual Information Session: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Grant application Open: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Grant application Deadline: Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 at 5:00 PM
Grant panel meet and review applications: Monday, Sept. 13 – Friday, Sept. 17, 2021
Arts & Cultural Alliance Board approves grants: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Applicants notified: Friday, September 24, 2021
Award Celebration: TBD