Sarasota County Arts Council

State of the Arts Opportunity Grant

The Arts and Cultural Alliance has established this grant program to provide assistance to Sarasota County nonprofit organizations for artistic projects. The funding for this grant is from the Florida Arts License Plates in Sarasota County and other funds. This Opportunity Grant is intended for organizations that do not qualify or did not receive the Tourist Development Cultural/Arts Grant. The program provides support for the organization’s projects that demonstrate artistic merit, community involvement and administrative competence.  It is expected that all programming within our arts and cultural community will help create an environment that is attractive to tourists and visitors from outside our county. 

Congratulations to the 2014-2015 Opportunity Grant recipients!

Important Dates:
Grant Workshop: Monday, June 29, at 11 a.m. in Venice at the Gulf Coast Community Foundation (601 S Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34285) or Tuesday, June 30 at 11 a.m. in the Center for Art and Humanity (1226 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236)
Opening of 2015-16 Grant Cycle: July 10, 2015
Application Deadline: Sept. 11, 2015
Grant Winner Notification: September 2015
Grants Awarded at Annual Awards Ceremony: October 26, 2015

To view Opportunity Grant guidlines click here.


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