ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance will survey artists, creative businesses and non-profit arts and cultural organizations for an Arts and Culture Economic Impact Report. First conducted in 2010, the Arts and Culture Survey and Economic Report compiled data that demonstrated the value of arts organizations to St. Petersburg and helped raise awareness and financial support for the arts and cultural community.
John Collins, Executive Director of the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance states, “I expect participation will demonstrate that the arts and cultural community provides a significant return on investment as it contributes to a vibrant, energized city in which people want to live, work and play.”
This year, St. Petersburg galleries, studios, artists, actors, singers, writers, graphic designers, and other creative businesses are encouraged to participate.
The Arts and Cultural Economic Impact Report is made possible with renewed support from the Bank of America enabling the Arts Alliance to expand the survey and publish the results.
“Past Arts and Culture Economic Impact Reports have shown what Bank of America already knows to be true – that the arts are vital to a community,” said Bill Goede, Tampa Bay president, Bank of America. “We hope that this year’s results will further encourage support of the arts in Tampa Bay.”
Please visit the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance at www.stpeteartsalliance.org to complete the ten question survey.
The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance strives to be the umbrella organization and work collaboratively; empowering the growth of the arts community, and driving community voice for the arts — facilitating artists, arts organizations and creative businesses to arts-related economic development.