The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is pleased to announce a collaboration with the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. The library will archive Arts Alliance materials, including ArtBeat, a monthly e-newsletter withessentialnewsandinformationthatisnotprovidedbyanyoneelseinPinellas County for artists,creativebusinesses andartsandculturalorganizationscountywide. Located in the USFSP Digital Archive, ArtBeat lists calls to artists, grants, internships, job postings, and other opportunities.
Carol Hixson, Dean of the Nelson Poynter Memorial library states, “As part of the library’s community collaboration outreach I am pleased to collaborate with the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance to archive and help distribute information that helps our community in St. Petersburg. The USFSP Digital Archive has received over four million internet searches since its inception in 2011. Now St. Petersburg’s arts & cultural news will be available for those searches.”
As an example of the archive’s global reach, the St. Petersburg Arts and Culture Economic Impact Report has been viewed 386 times from 10 countries since it was loaded into the site.
John Collins, Executive Director of the St. Petersburg Arts Alliancesays, “This collaboration is an honor to expand our reach and increase awareness of our city of the arts. It is also comforting to have our work in secure yet active archives that are now much more accessible to the public.”
The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance strives to be the community voice, the umbrella organization for the arts — facilitating artists, arts organizations and creative businesses to work collaboratively; empowering the growth of the arts community, and driving arts-related economic development. For more information, visit www.stpeteartsalliance.org.
The University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) is a separately accredited, research-active institution within the USF System. USFSP offers 23 undergraduate and 12 graduate programs in three colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, and Education. USFSP is recognized for its significant commitment to community involvement and civic engagement by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information, visit www.usfsp.edu.