2019 SHINE Mural Festival - Artist: Taj Tenfold

Deadline: Rolling


Talented students who aspire to be exceptional musicians, actors or visual artists are often faced with financial need that prevents them from pursuing a career in an artistic field after school or during the summer.

A small grant award can make a world of difference to a student who otherwise would not have the chance to succeed in his or her arts field.

The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is committed to supporting young talent, just as we support ACE, Arts for a Complete Education, for Pinellas County arts education in public schools.

Who is eligible:
Any artist 10-18 in the categories of dance, cinematic arts, jazz, music, digital arts, photography, theater, visual arts and voice.   Students must be residents of Pinellas County.  Funds are awarded to arts program organizations located in St. Petersburg only.  Funds may be used for:

  • Tuition for summer arts programs
  • Musical instruments rental, purchase or repair
  • Dance shoes, music books and arts supplies
  • Individual instruction or adult master class tuition

How it Works
Individuals may nominate students for an after-school, weekend or summer program using our Funding Futures application.  Non-profit organizations may nominate students as well for their programs.

We ask that you nominate students with financial need who could not otherwise participate in the program.

For an application and more information, please email

You Can Donate to Funding Futures
Funding Futures is supported 100% by donations.

The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance has awarded over $10,000 to 16 students in our first year.  Help make a difference in a child’s life.  Donate today HERE.