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. 

Applications for FY 2014 are now closed. Thank you to all who applied!

Congratulations to the 2012-2013 Opportunity Grant recipients!
Click here for a complete list of this year's recipients.

Important Dates:
Grant Winner Notification: September 2013
Grants Awarded at Annual Awards Ceremony: October 21, 2013


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