The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is again proud to offer the Jim Rolston Memorial Professional Development Grant for the fourth year. The $5,000 grant is intended to provide financial assistance to an established resident artist of St. Petersburg, for training or education in improving or developing new art forms that will facilitate taking his/her work to the next level.
An accomplished artist and sculptor, Jim Rolston was a founding board member of the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance. He truly found his artistic voice when he was able to devote all of his time to his art after retiring. Continually working to develop his talent, he was committed to arts education and training. Jim’s family and friends established this fund in his memory, feeling that it is a fitting tribute to his belief that an artist’s journey is never over – there is always more to experience and learn.
This grant for Visual, Literary or Performing Arts provides an established artist the opportunity to transform their talents and interpret their experiences with the world around them.
Past award recipients include:
• 2020: Gloria Munoz – Literary
• 2019: Wendy Durand – Visual (sculptor)
• 2018: Beth Reynolds – Visual (photographer)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 16, 2021 at 5pm
For more information and an application: Jim Rolston Professional Development Grant
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