More than $300,000 was awarded to 18 arts organizations and 15 students on June 9.
The Exchange awarded more than $300,000 in grants and scholarships to local arts groups and students on June 9.
Scholarship recipients, supporters, representatives from arts organizations and other figures met at The Exchange to mix and mingle before the annual ceremony began. The crowd heard from The Exchange Executive Director and CEO Karen Koblenz, who welcomed everyone and thanked them for their enduring support.
The largest award was $60,000 presented to the Asolo Repertory Theatre, which had Exchange co-founder Elizabeth Lindsay on its board for more than 60 years. Lindsay died in January, and Koblenz announced an Elizabeth Lindsay grant program in her honor. Koblenz also outlined the Exchange's intention to raise half a million each year in scholarships and awards going forward.
The grant recipients for the 2022-2023 fiscal year are:
- Asolo Repertory Theatre: Season Presenter
- Arts and Cultural Alliance: Inspire Sarasota
- Artists Series Concerts: Dover Quartet Concert
- Choral Artists of Sarasota: The March of the Children
- Circus Arts Conservatory: Sailor Circus Academy Holiday Show 2022
- Florida Studio Theatre: Florida Studio Theatre 2022-2023 Cabaret Season
- The Hermitage: Hermitage @ The Bay Series
- Key Choral: Mystics and Kings
- LaMusica di Asolo: 2023 Audience Development
- Manatee Concert Band: 2022-2023 Neel Concerts
- Perlman Music Program: Perlman 2022/2023 Outreach Program
- The Players: Elf The Musical and the 93rd Season
- Ringling College: 2022/2023 Galleries Season
- Sarasota Opera: Sarasota Youth Opera "The Secret World of Og"
- Sarasota Orchestra: Young Person's Concerts 2022-2023
- Sarasota Ballet: 2022/2023 Season Sponsor
- Sarasota Pops Orchestra: An Iconic 47th Season
- Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe: 2022-2023 Main Stage Season
Scholarship recipients for the 2022-23 fiscal year:
- High School: Joseph Crowell, Abigail Holdway, Ella (Elijah) Mirman, Ashley Spadafora.
- College: Kenna Bartlett, Katherine Burcal-Terres, Jack Beatenhead, Danny Bo
- DeLongaig, Colin Leonard, Lindsay McKenna, Tay Peterson, Taylor Reister, Katey
Stare, Luca Stine, Katherina Zdravkov.
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