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.
2018 – 2019 Timeline
Information Sessions: July 10 – 11, 2018
Applications open: July 12, 2018
Applications due: September 4, 2018
Tuesday, July 10
Center for Arts and Humanity
1226 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
Wednesday, July 11
Gulf Coast Community Foundation
601 Tamiami Trail South, Venice