Applications are now open to talented socio-economically disadvantaged students aged 10-17 in Pinellas County who aspire to be musicians, actors, dancers, writers or visual artists. These students are often faced with financial need that prevent many of them from pursuing an artistic field. St. Pete Arts Alliance’s Funding Futures Student Award Program is dedicated to helping students nurture their creative interests and develop their expressive talent by providing funding to eligible students and connecting them to local after school arts programs or summer arts camps.
Last season, the Arts Alliance funded summer and fall virtual and live art camps to eleven students at organizations such as American Stage, Academy of Ballet Arts, the Y Dance Academy, private instruction and the St. Petersburg City Theater! We also funded two arts micro-camps for Nomad Art Bus. This year we hope to double that amount!
Funding Futures is designed to identify and encourage talented at-risk emerging artists, ages 10-17 in Pinellas County seeking St. Petersburg programs in the categories of dance, music, jazz, voice, theater, digital arts, photography, cinematic arts or visual arts. The program is open to all talented artists regardless of ethnic, social background, or ability/disability.
Funds may be used for:
• Tuition for summer arts programs, both live and virtual
• Musical instruments rental, purchase or repair
• Equipment or supplies for a special artistic project
• Individual instruction or master class tuition
For program information, visit our website at https://stpeteartsalliance.org/education/funding-futures.
Other opportunities include Creative Pinellas and the Dunedin Youth Guild.
The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance strives to be the umbrella organization for the arts — advocating for the arts, facilitating the growth of the creative arts community, and driving arts-related economic development in St. Petersburg. www.stpeteartsalliance.org