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Ensuring the Sustainability of Our Arts and Cultural Community

“Creating an arts endowment is critical to the future of the arts in St. Petersburg.  It forms the foundation for all citizens who love this city to leave a legacy that will live in perpetuity to support the arts which are at the core of what makes St. Petersburg a vibrant, creative and most livable city.”  – Wayne Atherholt, Office of Cultural Affairs

In December 2015, the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance established an arts endowment fund at the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay.

“The St. Petersburg Arts Endowment will help ensure the sustainability of our arts and cultural community,” explains John Collins, Executive Director of the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance.

“During the years the Arts Alliance has grown, we have saved $13,000 to establish the fund.  It’s not much, but it’s a start — unheard of for such a young organization.   Now we want it to be ‘owned’ by everyone in Tampa Bay who values the arts.”

City Council Member Darden Rice adds, “The establishment of this endowment further demonstrates St. Petersburg’s commitment to the arts and its recognition of the arts as a thriving economic and centrally cultural aspect of our region.”

You can make a gift to the Arts Alliance’s endowment through our kind partners at the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay.

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The St. Petersburg Endowment will generate earnings once a year that will be used for support of our arts programs.

“The endowment’s growth will make St. Petersburg an even more important city in the global arts world, which in turn benefits artists as well as arts organizations here,” declares Wayne Atherholt of the Office of Cultural Affairs.


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