Sarasota County Arts Council

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become are leader."
                                                                                                             John Quincy Adams

Initiated in 2006, the Arts Leadership Circle are members of the­­ Arts and Cultural Alliance who serve as advisors and help to develop continuing education opportunities for every arts enthusiast in the community.

Members of the Arts Leadership Circle understand the importance of inspiration and lifelong learning, of taking action to ensure that the arts and culture continues to thrive and prosper.  Arts Leadership Circle members want to help the totality of Sarasota County arts organizations and individual artists to do more and become more.  They want to insure that the learning being provided through comprehensive arts education initiatives continues to develop future generations of artists, patrons and citizens appreciative and supportive of arts and culture.

Membership in the Arts Leadership Circle offers a special opportunity to celebrate and perpetuate the cultural vitality that enhances every aspect of life in Sarasota County.

Please join us.  If you would like more information on the Arts Leadership Circle, please contact the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County Executive Director, Jim Shirley.  He can be reached at (941) 365-5118 ext.307 or


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