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.

2018 – 2019 Timeline 

Information Sessions: July 10 – 11, 2018

Applications open: July 12, 2018

Applications due: September 4, 2018

Information Sessions

Tuesday, July 10
10:30 am
Center for Arts and Humanity
1226 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

Wednesday, July 11
2:30 pm
Gulf Coast Community Foundation
601 Tamiami Trail South, Venice

Registration for Information Session

More Information 

Complete Opportunity Grant Guide

Opportunity Grant Budget Template