Ensuring the Sustainability of Our Arts and Cultural Community
The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is the umbrella organization serving this vital arts and cultural community. We do so by driving arts-related economic development and funding, advocating for art and artists, educating at all levels and facilitating the growth of our City of the Arts.
In December 2015, the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance (SPAA) established an arts endowment fund at the Community Foundation Tampa Bay. The purpose of the fund is to ensure that the arts community has a resource available for sustainability. SPAA ‘s role is to raise these funds and work with the city to award grants, through its Arts Advisory Committee to our arts community. This advisory committee will be gathered through a grants process, as laid out in Chapter 5 of City Ordinances.
As an organization that advocates for all the arts within St. Pete, we want to ensure that our efforts go towards building the resources for the future. This fund will assist with many different needs for the arts community. This is how the visual and performing arts community will grow. Encouraging public support for this endowment is a key element, so that arts within St. Petersburg has wide community involvement.
You can make a gift to the St. Petersburg Arts Endowment directly on our website or through our partners at the Community Foundation Tampa Bay.
Thank you for your continued support of the St. Petersburg Arts Endowment!
The St. Petersburg Endowment will generate earnings once a year that will be used for support of our arts programs.
“The endowment’s growth will make St. Petersburg an even more important city in the global arts world, which in turn benefits artists as well as arts organizations here,” declares Wayne Atherholt of the Office of Cultural Affairs.