January 24, 2021

Theatre Odyssey Empowers Students through Playwriting Festival

By Story, Theatre Odyssey,

Theatre Odyssey has announced that $2,100 has been granted to the company to provide a $1,000 cash scholarship to the author of the 2021 Best Play, $500 to the Runner-up play author, and $100…

January 3, 2021

Sarasota Orchestra launches outdoor concert series

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Jay Handelman,

Sarasota Orchestra musicians who have been unable to take part in the indoor chamber concerts at Holley Hall, are bringing the music outside to area publics over the next few months. With supp…

December 16, 2020

Ringling College receives grant to support student scholarships

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, The Herald-Tribune Media Group,

Ringling College of Art and Design announced Dec. 16 that the Community Foundation of Sarasota County has awarded the college a $30,500 grant from the John J. Clopine Fund to support student s…

December 10, 2020

Sarasota Contemporary Dance | Greater Sarasota

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, WEDU PBS,

How does a pandemic that prohibits proximity affect an art form whose very essence relies upon intimacy of breath and body? Follow Sarasota Contemporary Dance as they prepare for their second…

November 30, 2020

One Good Thing Leads to Another

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Story of Impact - Featured, Scene Magazine, Sylvia Whitman,

How a legacy founded on sisterly love helped inspire an artful "digital neighborhood." This story of the domino effect of philanthropy begins with a tale of two sisters, Muriel and Gertrude.…

August 6, 2020

Venice Art Center | Youth Art Contest, Week 5 Winners

By Story, Venice Gondolier,

The Venice Art Center named the fifth winner of the weekly South County Student Online Exhibit and Contest. The Community Foundation of Sarasota County is assisting with the contest.

July 25, 2020

The Venice Art Center | Youth Art Contest, Week 3 Winners

By Story, Venice Gondolier,

The 12 weeks of competition continue for students between the ages of 15-20 who live in Venice, Osprey, Nokomis or North Port. The weekly winners receive $50. The overall winner will receive $…

July 17, 2020

Taking the Creative Leap: Arts Education in the Virtual Classroom

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Story of Impact - Featured, Kelli Maldonado,

Editor's Note: Kelli Maldonado is Director of Education & Community Engagement at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. What do you do when the world shifts unexpectedly, and the programs th…

December 18, 2019

Building the Community We All Want To Live In

By Story, Hunter Carpenter,

Belonging and Culture is about building the community we all want to live in by ensuring every one of us feels like we can belong and thrive.