On the recommendation of the Sarasota County Arts Council, county commissioners are expected to approve more than $1 million in grants to local arts and cultural organizations tomorrow.
The SCAC’s Cultural/Arts Grant Panel has recommended awarding $1,063,162 to 25 groups.
The half-cent tourist-development tax generates the money for the grants.
Groups to receive awards include:
Asolo Theatre: $87,180
Florida Studio Theatre: $87,634
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens: $84,456
Sarasota Ballet: $87,180
Sarasota Film Festival: $49,817
Sarasota Opera: $88,088
Sarasota Orchestra: $86,272
The Players Theatre: $48,961
Currently 2 Responses
- Just using Sarasota Opera's Don Giovanni as an example, there was not ONE WORD on the website anywhere about how much the tickets cost, nor if any senior or low-income discounts are available. This inevitably leads to the question "What IS the community getting for the money?"
- A similar grant to me would be a tremendous help in my appreciation of the arts. I would dance a jig in my new tutu and be gleeful!!!
24 What are you doing on Christmas Eve?
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
26 Lights In Bloom
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3 FREE 5K Fun Run
7:00 am - 8:00 am
3 Historical Trolley Tour
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sound of hope
The holiday season hasn’t officially started until our favorite bell ringers return to their posts.
Shoppers and residents were treated to some holiday harmonies by the Senior Friendship Centers’ group, the Second Wind Harmonica Players, in Downtown Sarasota.
Stepping up to the plate
The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County teamed up to bring the anti-bullying event Rachel’s Challenge to Sarasota Dec. 3.