agreed that the performing arts are important to the economic development and well-being of the Gulf Coast community, contributing to jobs, tourism, and retail operations.
would attend the Performing Arts Center more often if there were more programming options.
believe that it is important for communities to provide cultural learning opportunities for children and families.
say that the performing arts should be open and accessible to all people regardless of socioeconomic status, and it is important that underserved communities gain access to the performing arts.
To fulfill this mission, the project will…
From first conception to community approval, so much has been accomplished on our journey. Here is a glimpse into the milestone moments on the quest to bring the Sarasota Performing Arts Center to life.
As our history grows, so does the Foundation vision.
The following organizations have signed a declaration of support to endorse the vision of Sarasota Performing Arts Center, to create a state-of-the-art performing arts center that will be a cultural icon, a civic asset, and a preeminent destination for the performing arts in the nation by offering extraordinary cultural and educational experiences that open a world of new possibilities for all.
Thank you for connecting culture and community, together.
Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County
The Bay Park Conservancy
Brain Health Initiative
Choral Artists of Sarasota
Community Foundation of Sarasota County
Downtown Sarasota Condominium Association
Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota
Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota
Education Foundation of Sarasota County
Embracing Our Differences
The Glasser Schoenbaum Human Services Center
Laurel Civic Association
Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce
Manatee County Schools
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Perlman Music Program
Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe
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