Opportunity Grants

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

More Information 

2021/2022 Opportunity Grant Application

Opportunity Grant Guidelines

Opportunity Grant Budget

Opportunity Grant Final Report