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Know the issues

Join the Alliance to receive advocacy alerts, and invitations to candidate forums and legislative updates. The Alliance works with partners at the local, state and federal level to understand the impact of policy and funding decisions on the arts and culture sector. We are fortunate to have the Florida Cultural Alliance — a nonprofit that monitors policy and funding proposals in the Florida Legislature and analyzes their impact for arts and culture.

Individual

The Arts and Cultural Alliance is a member-powered organization passionate about building appreciation, participation, and support for arts and culture. As an individual member, you help us connect the community to arts and culture. Stay informed with the latest advocacy alerts, economic reports, and other news in the arts through our weekly ARTbeat e-newsletter. You’ll also receive invitations to special Alliance events.

  • Patron, $50
  • Sustainer, $100
  • Producer, $250
  • Ambassador, $500
  • Arts Leader, $1,000

Arts Education

Strong arts education ensures that we have future audiences, artists and creative citizens. Advocacy issues and actions have a different, specialized focus. Sarasota has several groups that advocate and support arts education at the local, state and national level. Learn more and add your voice.

Be armed with the facts

The heavy lifting has been done. There is research on almost every aspect of the arts — the economic impact, the community impact, tourist appeal, educational advantages. Research, economic analysis, books, articles … evidence of the advantages to living in a strong arts community.

An important new study by Americans for the Arts quantifies the economic prosperity of the arts in Sarasota County and in the Sarasota/Manatee Region.

Strength in numbers

The Arts and Cultural Alliance is a member-powered organization passionate about building appreciation, participation, and support for arts and culture. As an individual member, you help us connect the community to arts and culture. Stay informed with the latest advocacy alerts, economic reports, and other news in the arts through our weekly ARTbeat e-newsletter. You’ll also receive invitations to special Alliance events.

Learn the ropes

The Arts and Cultural Alliance is a member-powered organization passionate about building appreciation, participation, and support for arts and culture. As an individual member, you help us connect the community to arts and culture. Stay informed with the latest advocacy alerts, economic reports, and other news in the arts through our weekly ARTbeat e-newsletter. You’ll also receive invitations to special Alliance events.

Show up

Attend school board meetings, city and county commission meetings as an observer. These meetings are public; meeting times and locations are published. Sitting in on a few meetings will familiarize you with the players, the issues and the procedures. Visit your state and federal elected officials in their district office – prepare before you go. See checklist HERE.

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