Guidestar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofits. Just a small number of organizations nationwide have earned Platinum status. Out of 1,654 nonprofits in St. Petersburg, only 8 have earned Platinum designation.
What’s special about getting to Platinum?
- * The St. Pete Arts Alliance stands for results in front of over 9+ million annual GuideStar visitors. Plus tens of millions more people who use the 200+ charitable websites that share GuideStar’s data including AmazonSmile, Facebook and Network for Good.
- * GuideStar profiles with a Platinum Seal get twice as many views as other profiles.
- * We are helping shift from a destructive focus on overhead ratios to a focus on making progress and getting results.
As John Collins, Executive Director of the Arts Alliance says, “I have stated many times that as a nonprofit we are stewards of the public trust. We want EVERY DONOR to see how their investment is being used. To reach the Platinum level of transparency, we added extensive information to our nonprofit profile, including contact and organizational information, in-depth financial information, and quantitative information about goals, strategies and progress toward our mission.”
You should be very proud of your small but mighty St. Petersburg Arts Alliance… Thank you so much for your support!
Read more HERE about SPAA’s PLATINUM RANKING FROM GUIDESTAR
COME TOGETHER AT ARTWALK WITH COLLECTIVE SOLES
The Warehouse Arts District Association has commissioned Alex Jones and Collective Soles Dance to choreograph a new work set to Lennon & McCartney’s “Come Together,” as recorded by Joe Cocker. Performances will take place at the ArtsXchange, 515 22nd Street South, during Second Saturday ArtWalk on April 14 – every 20 minutes from 5-9 p.m. Cheers to Diane Bailey Morton and WADA for adding the performing arts to ArtWalk. Read more HERE about COME TOGETHER AT ARTWALK WITH COLLECTIVE SOLES.
And don’t forget to see the other 40 galleries that will be open during ArtWalk! Download your map for the studios, galleries and trolley stops HERE
CELEBRATING WORDS AT SUNLIT FESTIVAL
Literary arts will intersect with visual and performing arts during the 4th annual SunLit Festival, a springtime celebration of literature from April 7-22. Produced by Keep St. Pete Lit, the SunLit Festival includes 18 events over 15 days, with a kick-off party at the Chihuly Collection on Thursday, April 5 from 7-9 p.m.
SunLit brings together over 35 organizations and a variety of artforms to celebrate literacy, literature, reading and writing. Read more HERE about CELEBRATING WORDS AT SUNLIT FESTIVAL
CAST YOUR VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE TOWN. You can vote once a day, so come back often. St. Petersburg is CURRENTLY in the lead and only slightly ahead of Mineral Point, WI, so your votes and support are needed to be declared the Top Town for Craft Lovers!!!!
VOTING CLOSES HERE ON APRIL 16TH!!!
JOBS AND OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
USF COMTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM – CURATOR OF COLLECTIONS
Application Deadline: April 9 or until this position is filled
The Institute For Research In Art at the University of South Florida Tampa Campus is seeking a full-time Assistant Curator/Curator of Collections. This is a permanent full-time, 12-month, non-tenure earning faculty position with a start date of August 7, 2018. The Curator of the Collection maintains the Collection in compliance with university, state and AAM (American Association of Museum) policies and procedures. He/She will also work with the USF Foundation and the Development Office of the College of The Arts, and will also seek and research funding sources.
Application: Qualified candidates must complete the University’s online application at Usf.edu/Work-At-Usf and search for posting number #16304.To ensure full consideration please apply by April 9, 2018.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED AT AMERICAN STAGE
Love Theatre? Want to talk about it? Join American Stage’s Neighborhood Theatre Ambassadors. American Stage, Tampa Bay’s longest-running professional theatre company, is seeking outgoing individuals to join our Neighborhood Theatre Ambassador team. Theatre Ambassadors help us by:
- Spreading the word about our exciting programs.
- Connecting with local businesses to build relationships (distribute posters, flyers and donation requests.)
- Engaging with the community to share the love of American Stage
This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with your community while supporting the arts. The schedule and location is flexible and based on your availability. All volunteers receive a complimentary ticket to the show you are promoting. Contact American Stage Volunteer Coordinator, Colleen Cherry, at Volunteer@Americanstage.org for more information about how to join our volunteer family.
CALL FOR VISUAL ARTISTS AND PERFORMERS
Deadline: April 6
The City of Clearwater will be hosting the 1st annual Bay 2 Beach Music & Arts Festival April 27-29 and is now accepting applications for Artists that would like to participate. The Festivals anticipate over 20,000 people during the course of the weekend and the booth space is FREE. Artist qualifications: must be original work, no resell items, high quality. They are looking for: sculptures, illustrators, painters, weavers, potters, theater groups, orchestra groups, youth bands, dance groups, etc. from either Clearwater or the greater Tampa Bay area.
An online application is here: Myclearwaterevents.com/Featured-Events/Bay2beach-Vendor-Application
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