Students who aspire to be exceptional musicians, actors, and visual artists are often faced with financial need that prevents many from pursuing a career in an artistic field.
St. Petersburg Arts Alliance’s Funding Futures program is dedicated to helping students nurture their creative interests and develop their expressive talent.
The Student Arts Opportunity Awards are open to young artists in the categories of dance, cinematic arts, jazz, music, digital arts, photography, theater, visual arts, and voice. Funds may be used for tuition for summer arts programs; musical instruments rental, purchase or repair; dance shoes, music books and arts supplies; and individual instruction or adult master class tuition.
Since its launch in April, 2017, SPAA has awarded 16 students, ages 6 to 16, with access to musical theatre classes; dance, theatre and film summer programs; and point shoes for a young ballerina. As the program grows, Funding Futures will reach further into the community to assist many other talented arts students.
“This has been a fantastic experience for them. It opens up doors that otherwise would never have been experienced and hopefully they can take this into middle and high school so they have opportunity in life and not become drug addicts and losers like their immature parents. “
– M.S., Guardian to siblings (ages 7,9) taking acting, music and art classes
Organizations that have nominated students to date:
PLAY Performing Arts Project
Academy of Ballet Arts
American Stage Teen Summer Institute
Sunscreen Summer Film Camp
A special thanks to our donors including the DeBartolo Family Foundation, Duke Energy, Suncoast Credit Union Foundation and DEX Imaging for their support.
For more information and to receive an application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.