Academy of Ballet Arts – St Petersburg Ballet Company
Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association
Alex McKnight, Photographer
Alyssa Marie Gallery
Amber Lynn Nicol
American Stage Theater Company
Ana Maria Vasquez
Andi Matheny Acting Studios
Art by Anna Ayres
Art For Art
ARTicles ~ Leslie Curran Gallery
ARTicles Art Gallery & Custom Framing
ArtLofts at Florida CraftArt
Arts Conservatory for Teens (ACT)
Bask – Ales Bask Hostomsky
Bella Designs Studio – Teresa Mandala
Bill Castleman Fine Art
Board Silly Productions
Brick Street Clay Studio
Carol Hess Fine Art
Catherine Woods – C Glass Studio
Charlie Parker Pottery
Chizzy – Chad Mize
Clay Center of St Petersburg
Coralette Damme / The Crafty Hag
Courigan’s Irish Pub
Craftsman House Gallery Cafe Pottery Studio
Creative Clay / Good Folk Gallery
Curated Craft and Art Gallery and Classroom
D YaeL Kelley
Daniel “R5” Barojas
David Calvin Furniture Studio
Davidson Fine Art
Davidson Fine Art and Zebra Color Lab
Dazzio Art Experience
Deanna Mathews Kilbourne
Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum
Duncan McClellan Gallery
EMIT: Adventurous Music
First Night St Petersburg
Florida Holocaust Museum
Florida Orchestra Musicians Association
Florida Society of Goldsmiths
Frederick “Rootman” Woods
From Mayan Hands
Student Arts Opportunity Grant Program
The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance introduces Funding Futures, a grant program for outstanding student artists in our community with financial need.
Students who aspire to be exceptional musicians, actors or visual artists are often faced with fierce competition – competition and financial need that prevents many from pursuing a career in an artistic field.
Funding Futures is designed to identify and encourage talented emerging artists ages 10-18 in the greater St. Petersburg community. This program is dedicated to helping students nurture their creative interests and develop their expressive talent.
Applications are accepted from young artists in the categories of dance, cinematic arts, jazz, music, digital arts, photography, theater, visual arts and voice.
Funds may be used for
Tuition for summer arts programs
Musical instrument rental, purchase or repair
Dance shoes, music books and art supplies
Individual instruction or master class tuition
For application information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Funding Futures is open to all talented artists regardless of ethnic, social or economic background or ability/disability.
Donations help build the Funding Futures Grant Program.
Your gift will help a young artist advance their skills and hone their talents, and pursue an artistic future.
Since its launch in April, 2017, SPAA has awarded over $10,000 to 16 students, ages 6 to 16, providing access to musical theatre classes – dance, theatre and film summer programs – and point shoes for a young ballerina.
As the program grows, Funding Futures will reach farther into our community to assist many other talented arts students.
“This has been a fantastic experience for them. It opens up doors that otherwise would never have been experienced
and hopefully they can take this into middle and high school so they have opportunity in life.”
– M.S., guardian to siblings taking acting, music and art classes
Organizations that have nominated students
A special thanks to our donors to date, including the DeBartolo Family Foundation, Duke Energy, Suncoast Credit Union Foundation and DEX Imaging for their support