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The St Petersburg Arts Alliance is pleased to announce our 2021 Individual Artist Grant Program Awardees
June 18, 2021
The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance partnered with the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs to establish an Individual Artist Grant Program in 2015. For...
2021 Jim Rolston Memorial Award Recipient Mark Feinman
June 08, 2021
Mark Feinman is a drummer, composer, and educator from the Tampa Bay area with over twenty years of extensive performance and composition...
John Collins Presented with Key to the City
May 18, 2021
Collins praised the city’s municipal services, including higher education, healthcare, and the parks system, “but it’s our arts and culture that...
Congratulations Kimberly Jackson
March 22, 2021
The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is thrilled to announce that board member, Kimberly Jackson, has been chosen as a 2021 First Lady in African...
St. Petersburg Arts Alliance Appoints New CEO
March 18, 2021
The Board of Directors at the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is delighted to announce the unanimous approval of Terry Marks as our new Chief Executive...
March 11, 2021
MUSE Awardees - Where are they now and what do they envision a post-COVID future to look like?
Online Workshop on Tax Prep for Creatives
February 03, 2021
Artists, writers, musicians, graphic artists, filmmakers – anyone working as an independent arts contractor will benefit from a review of what is...
SHINE Collaborates with You Good, Pinellas?
January 21, 2021
By Jenee Priebe The beginning of 2021 marks nearly a year of life under the tyranny of Covid-19. Pandemic norms are characterized by isolation, fear...
Enhancing and Preserving Our Cultural Spaces and Identity
January 18, 2021
St. Petersburg Arts Alliance presents a report that offers possibilities for St. Petersburg’s future. We offer recommendations along with practical...
Meet the presenters in our 2021 Arts Business Academy!
January 18, 2021
Registration for our 2021 Arts Business Academy for Creative Artists is now open! February 3 - March 3, 2021 One session per week on Zoom! February...
Learn How to Tap the New Covid-19 Economic Relief Funds for the Arts
January 14, 2021
Americans for the Arts is offering a free two-part webinar series to cover the new array of arts funding opportunities on Friday January 15 and 22...
Arts Business Academy 2021
December 28, 2020
The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is presenting our annual Arts Business Academy for emerging creative businesses. This certificate course will...
Interested in Becoming a Public Art Artist?
November 23, 2020
The St. Pete Arts Alliance presents a Zoom panel discussion with successful professional public art creators and those in the public arts sector –...
Art Review from Our High School Correspondent
November 10, 2020
By Rowan V. Come and visit Jim Swallow and a variety of other artists at Soft Water Studios. The exhibition may be on its final week, but you can...
SHINE Panel on Art as Advocacy
November 10, 2020
The SHINE® Mural Festival partnered with the St Petersburg College Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions to moderate and facilitate this...
#OneShareOnePair – Supporting Vision Through Art
November 06, 2020
We welcome the Glazer Vision Foundation and the #OneShareOnePair project to the SHINE Mural Festival – committed to providing Glasses For All...
Virtual Fundraising Celebration to Benefit the St. Pete Arts Community December 6-13
November 04, 2020
The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance believes deeply in the power of creativity to bring community together. During these difficult times, we are...
New Arts Strategy Will Strengthen St. Pete’s Arts Economy in Uncertain Times
October 29, 2020
A new planning effort launched to help St. Petersburg’s artists, arts organizations and cultural leaders navigate the impact of COVID-19 and build...
Now On Display – 2020 Vision: Focusing on 3D Art
October 16, 2020
Through November 14 Soft Water Studios 515 22nd St S Thu-Fri 11-5 Free Photographer Jim Swallow, who is creating portraits of MUSE award winners St....
Arts Community Statement on Mask Wearing
October 13, 2020
The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance sent this email to our Mayor, Deputy Mayor, City Council Members and County Commissioners, to let them know that...
#ArtsAreMySuperpower Campaign in October
October 09, 2020
A nationwide effort for children, young adults, families and classrooms to write letters to Senators voicing support for the arts throughout the...
Award Stories – Photographer Jim Swallow
September 24, 2020
Since 2015, the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance has been partnering with the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs to establish an Individual Artist Grant...
Funding Futures 2020 Updates
September 23, 2020
The St. Pete Arts Alliance’s Funding Future Program has awarded over $5,800 to help students find training in the arts, despite COVID and social...
Arts and Cultural Education Is a Fundamental, Civil & Human Right
September 22, 2020
Creative Generation is working to ensure that the next generation reaches their full potential to solve society’s greatest challenges. They are...
Free ArtPlace Virtual Summit – October 26-30
September 11, 2020
This year, ArtPlace America culminates a decade of work as part of an extraordinary community of artists, community developers, culture bearers,...
Tools for Artists in Civic Engagement and Turning Out the Vote
September 11, 2020
Creative Capital is offering a free online workshop that will share concrete examples and tools to show artists how their work can inspire people to...
New Emergency Grants
September 01, 2020
Thousands of individuals and local business owners have already received emergency financial relief through the Pinellas CARES program, but more...
YouTube 101 for Your Arts Business
August 21, 2020
YouTube, Facebook and Instagram are tools you can use to grow and thrive. In this session, we’ll look at the enormous potential of YouTube. Two...
Artist Grant Project – A Mural at an Organic Garden
August 19, 2020
Muralist and graphic designer Daniel “R5” Barojas was awarded a 2020 Individual Artist Grant by the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance and the Mayor’s...
Voice Your Vote Music Video
August 14, 2020
St. Pete artist Michelle Passoff organized a team of Tampa Bay singers, songwriters, music and video producers, media, marketing and web designer...
SHINE Fest 2020 + Sea Walls St. Petersburg
August 11, 2020
St. Petersburg’s SHINE Mural Festival returns November 7-14, 2020 with a special edition of SHINE – Sea Walls: St. Petersburg. In these...
Introducing the SHINE Drive-In Mural Theatre
July 13, 2020
The 80+ amazing SHINE murals created by local, national and international artists have been turned into a Drive-In Theatre art experience by the...
International Arts Education Week 2020
May 18, 2020
This year from May 25-31, International Arts Education Week aims to increase the international community’s awareness of the importance of arts...
Coping with Covid – Free Online Workshops
April 23, 2020
The challenges posed by quarantines and a stalled economy are daunting, especially for artists. In the last month, Creative Capital launched a...
UF Resources for Covid Arts Response
April 22, 2020
The University of Florida College of the Arts, Center for Arts in Medicine has created an open-access repository to help professionals leverage...
Enjoy Our First-Ever Virtual ArtWalk!
April 06, 2020
The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance welcomes you to the first Second Saturday VIRTUAL ArtWalk ! – and with extended hours. Grab your coffee, mimosa or...
Emergency Funding and Artist Resources
March 21, 2020
Emergency Funding for Artists
March 20, 2020
Johns Hopkins Middle School Artists on a New SHINE Corner Canvas
February 18, 2020
Cheers to the teachers and students of Johns Hopkins Middle School for the beautiful new artwork now decorating the Traffic Signal Box at 7th Avenue...
Second Saturday ArtWalk is the Biggest in the U.S.
February 12, 2020
Many thanks to the St. Pete Catalyst and writer Bill DeYoung for this wonderful feature about the St. Pete Arts Alliance’s education programs,...
Take a Look at 2019’s Jazz on ArtWalk
December 19, 2019
Thanks to Frank Ranieri for producing this video of highlights from October 2019’s inaugural Jazz on ArtWalk celebration, with live jazz...
A Lovely Look at ArtWalk!
December 06, 2019
Many thanks to Frank Ranieri for this beautiful short film that shares an overview and many lovely details of Second Saturday ArtWalk.
A Beautiful Look at SHINE 2019
December 04, 2019
Click here to watch the 2019 SHINE Recap video
The Arts Alliance’s Funding Futures Program Helps Young Artists Attend Arts Summer Camps
July 24, 2019
Fourteen talented Pinellas County students who aspire to be musicians, actors, dancers or visual artists are able to attend an Arts Camp this summer...
Opportunities, Resources, Grants and Artist Residencies
June 19, 2019
SHINE® Mural Festival Honored with Preserve the ‘Burg Award
March 27, 2019
The biennial Preserve the ‘Burg Preservation Awards were held March 19 to honor those who invest in keeping St. Petersburg special. The St....
Good News in Arts Education
January 16, 2019
Dr. Michael A. Grego received the 2019 Florida Music Education Association’s Superintendent of the Year Award during the FMEA Professional...
A Look at the SHINE 2018 Finale
December 12, 2018
A Vivid Look at SHINE 2018
November 30, 2018
You can now see all of this year’s SHINE murals, with locations and statistics from the 2018 Festival. Click here to explore. Many thanks to SHINE...
Tarpon Springs High School Ensemble Places 5th in the Nation
November 29, 2018
Cheers to the hard work and dedication of the Tarpon Springs Outdoor Performance Ensemble ! These students had to overcome a lot of struggles and...
Arts for a Complete Education News
February 06, 2018
The All-County Choral Concert was held on January 22, 2018 at Clearwater’s Ruth Eckerd Hall . It was presented by Pinellas County Schools in...
ACE Was There – PCCPTA Fall Workshop
August 29, 2016
The ACE Pinellas mission promotes arts education in Pinellas County Schools. The Pinellas County Council PTA held its Fall Workshop on August 27,...
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