Sarasota, FL — December 16, 2020 – Ringling College of Art and Design today announced that the Community Foundation of Sarasota County has awarded Ringling College a $30,500 grant from the John J. Clopine Fund to support student scholarship and community arts engagement.
The Community Foundation grant provides essential underwriting to three Ringling College programs:
1. Art in Action: Visionaries and Voices exhibitions at the Lois and David Stulberg Gallery through the 2020/2021 season. The Stulberg Gallery exhibits enhance student art education and provide cultural enrichment for Sarasota residents of all ages, races, and socio-economic backgrounds, providing the opportunity for meaningful arts experiences and dialogue.
2. Endowed Scholarship Luncheon recognizes donors who have chosen to leave lasting legacies by creating endowed funds that contribute to student scholarships. Student scholarships remain Ringling College’s most critical funding need, as scholarships make the Ringling College educational experience possible for some of the most talented young artists and designers in the world.
3. Janaina Tschäpe exhibition at the Sarasota Art Museum on the Ringling College Museum Campus
is an engaging, multidisciplinary, and interactive exhibition with related public programs that opened on December 13, 2020 and will run until May 2, 2021. The exhibition provides opportunities for the community to gather, learn, be inspired by, and experience the power of art to transform society.
“The arts propel us along the journey of self-discovery as both individuals and a community,” said Roxie Jerde, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. “Ensuring these connections continue to inspire us during a time of great uncertainty is especially important, and we are proud to have a partnership with Ringling College of Art and Design that provides opportunities for learning and understanding through creativity for all ages.”
“We value our long-standing partnership with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and are pleased that they have expanded their support this year to include the Sarasota Art Museum,” said Ringling College of Art and Design President Dr. Larry R. Thompson. “This grant will help us make our amazing galleries and world-class contemporary art museum available to a broader audience, providing opportunities for virtual art engagement and education to those who might not otherwise be able to access them.”
About the Community Foundation of Sarasota County
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County is a public charity founded in 1979 by the Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council as a resource for caring individuals and the causes they support, enabling them to make a charitable impact on the community. With assets of $418 million in more than 1,500 charitable funds, the Community Foundation awarded grants and scholarships totaling $21.5 million dollars last year in the areas of education, the arts, health and human services, civic engagement, animal welfare, and the environment. Since its founding, the Community Foundation has been able to grant more than $274 million to area nonprofit organizations to our community thanks to the generosity of charitable individuals, families, and businesses. For more information, visit www.CFSarasota.org or call (941) 955-3000. FB:@communityfoundationsarasotacounty Twitter:@cfsarasota Insta:@cfsarasota
About Sarasota Art Museum
The Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College of Art and Design is a resource for learning about global art discourse and deepening appreciation for 20th and 21st century art and artists through exhibition gallery spaces, an auditorium, an outdoor sculpture garden, and extensive grounds for performance, sculpture, and gatherings. The Sarasota Art Museum is an ideal “third space” for friends and family from the community, the region, and around the world to gather, learn, be inspired, and experience the power of art to transform society. Learn more at www.sarasotaartmuseum.org
About Ringling College of Art and Design
Since 1931, Ringling College of Art and Design has cultivated the creative spirit in students from around the globe. The private, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in twelve disciplines and the Bachelor of Arts in two. The College’s rigorous curriculum employs the studio model of teaching and immediately engages students through a comprehensive program that is both specific to the major of study and focused on the liberal arts. The Ringling College teaching model ultimately shapes students into highly employable and globally aware artists and designers. For more information, please visitwww.ringling.edu