Did you know that the Arts and Cultural Alliance is the only organization in Sarasota County working daily to promote every discipline in the arts?
What We Do
ADVOCATE | Provide advocacy support for area arts and cultural organizations and individual artists. We also advocate for local, regional, state, and national funding.
SUSTAIN | Provide funding through Tourist Development Cultural/Arts, John Ringling Towers Fund, and Opportunity grant programs.
CULTIVATE | Provide programming and advocacy for arts in education and arts in healthcare. We also produce community cultural events and facilitate local initiatives.
RESEARCH | Conduct countywide Arts and Cultural Economic Impact Studies.
Levels of Individual Membership
$50 | Artist or Patron
$100 | Sustainer
$250 | Producer
$500 | Ambassador
$1000 | Arts Leadership Circle
Benefits of Individual Membership: The Arts and Cultural Alliance is a member-powered organization passionate about building appreciation, participation and support for arts and culture. As an individual member, you will be helping us connect the community to arts and culture. Stay informed with the latest advocacy alerts, economic reports, and other news in the arts through our weekly ARTbeat e-newsletter. You'll also receive invitations to special Alliance events and discounted admissions to many of our area cultural attractions. Click here to become a member.
Benefits of an Individual Artist Membership: Creative artists can sign up for an annual membership with the Alliance for $50. Stay informed with information about the latest grant opportunities and calls to artists, and become part of the Artist Directory with a listing on our Website. You'll receive an artist's profile, image gallery and be able to post your openings, exhibits and other events on the Cultural Calendar of Events. Painters, sculptors, dancers, poets, musicians or writers -- all artists are welcome! Click here to become a member.
Levels of Corporate Membership
$100 | Bronze
$250 | Silver
$500 | Gold
$1000 | Corporate Leadership Circle
Benefits of Corporate Membership: The Arts and Cultural Alliance is committed to creating and sustaining relationships between local businesses and our arts and cultural groups. When your company partners with the Alliance your contribution directly promotes our cultural attractions to a broad regional, national and international audience. Your participation also helps us provide vital services to area artists and cultural organizations. Corporate members have the opportunity to reach potential customers with a listing on Corporation Directory of the Alliance’s Website. You will also receive special invitations to Alliance events and be able to stay informed with the latest advocacy alerts, economic reports, and other news in the arts through our weekly ARTbeat e-newsletter. Click here to become a member.
Levels of Organizational Membership
$100 | Budget up to $199,999
$200 | Budget from $200,000 - $499,999
$500 | Budget from $500,000 - $1,999,999
$1000 | Budget from $2,000,000 and above
Benefits of Organizational Membership: The Arts and Cultural Alliance is made up of member arts organizations committed to building cultural awareness and encouraging increased funding at local, state and federal levels. Organizational members become part of the Organization Directory with a listing on our Website. Your listing will include a profile and image gallery, and you'll also be able to post your events on the Cultural Calendar of Events. Your organization will also become a part of the Cultural Executives Committee (CEC). The CEC meets to discuss how the Alliance can better serve our local organizations, and three CEC representatives sit on the board of the Alliance. Organizational members also have access to the conference room in the lobby of the Center for Arts and Humanities; reserve the space for your meetings and functions courtesy of the Alliance. In addition, you will be featured in our annual Entertainment Packets and the Guide to the Arts publication, 50,000 copies of which are distributed throughout the southwest Florida region. Click here to become a member.
How To Join
ONLINE | Visit www.SarasotaArts.org, click ‘Join.’
PHONE | Call Susan Burke, Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County's Operations Manager, at 941-365-5118 x313.
MAIL | Mail your check or credit card information to Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County, 1226 N. Tamiami Trail, Suite 300, Sarasota, FL 34236.