Application Opens: March 30

Application Deadline: April 16 by 5:00 p.m.

The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance established the Jim Rolston Memorial Professional Development Grant in 2018. The $5,000 grant is intended to provide financial assistance to a St. Petersburg artist 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.

The training or education for which you are seeking funding must take place between May 15, 2021 and Dec 30, 2021.

The $5,000 award may be paid to the institution or organization providing the program or it can be paid directly to the artist (as it may cover travel, etc., and would then be reported as taxable income).

Details can be found here.