Artist: Chad Mize - 2014

Serving Arts Entrepreneurs and Creative Businesses

St. Petersburg Arts Alliance offers professional development for arts entrepreneurs and arts-industry professionals, such as visual artists, musicians, actors, writers, and non-profit arts administrators.  Our educational programs promote stability and sustainability, and cultivate community connection that elevates the impact and success of artists and creative organizations in St Pete. Featured programs focus on topics like marketing strategies, diversifying income sources, leadership, clear planning, and strong management.

SPAA’s Arts Business Programs include:

  • Arts Business Academy (ABA): A 6-week program led by various experts with in-person and virtual weekly sessions. This takes place annually. Learn More!
  • Beyond Arts Business Academy (Beyond ABA): Virtual monthly gatherings that offer a mix of panel discussions and workshops with local experts, digging into hyper-specific topics and solutions for arts entrepreneurs. Free for SPAA Members & ABA Alumni.
  • Arts Business Summit: A two-day in-person summit bringing together our arts community to foster innovation, collaboration, and growth. Join industry leaders and creative minds for inspiring talks, workshops, and networking opportunities. Learn More!

For more information, suggestions and questions, contact Karalyn Sammetinger at

Resource Center Workshops

How to Become a Public Art Artist
Pinellas Cares Micro Grant Workshop
YouTube 101 for Your Arts Business
Grant Writing 101 in collaboration with SPAA, City of St. Pete, Barbara Mazer Gross & Grow Smarter

Arts Business Resource Center Newsroom

September 15, 2021
October 12, 2021 from 1:00 - 2:30pm Location: Zoom Registration: Free The St. Petersburg Arts...
February 03, 2021
Artists, writers, musicians, graphic artists, filmmakers – anyone working as an independent arts...
January 18, 2021
Registration for our 2021 Arts Business Academy for Creative Artists is now open! February 3 -...
December 28, 2020
The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is presenting our annual Arts Business Academy for emerging...
November 23, 2020
The St. Pete Arts Alliance presents a Zoom panel discussion with successful professional public...
October 29, 2020
Self-employment is empowering – if you do it right. Artists, musicians, writers, and freelancers,...
October 15, 2020
“From the moment your intellectual properties are seen on the internet as content and are viewed,...
September 14, 2020
Funding is now available for arts relief micro-grants for individuals and arts businesses in...
August 26, 2020
A free lunchtime zoom workshop to help you grow your arts business. YouTube has enormous...
April 28, 2020
St. Petersburg’s Arts Grant Program application period is now open. Since in-person information...
June 12, 2019
The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is in the midst of our annual six-week Arts Business Academy....