Belonging and Culture: Stories of Impact

February 11, 2021

The Show Will Go On At The Sarasota Opera | Greater Sarasota

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

An insider’s look into one of Sarasota’s most iconic institutions ‒ the Sarasota Opera. Like the drama of a beloved opera, they share the ups and downs of their COVID journey, and…

January 22, 2021

Asolo Rep Receives Strategic Partnership Grant for 2020-21 Season

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Asolo Repertory Theatre,

Through the generosity of the EdExploreSRQ for Performing Arts Explorations, John and Dorothy Brennan Charitable Fund, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County recently awarded Asolo Repert…

January 14, 2021

Embracing Our Differences receives support for EdExploreSRQ initiatives

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Story of Impact - Featured, Su Byron,

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County recently awarded Embracing Our Differences a $31,488 grant, which will help fund the cost of EOD’s 2020-2021 EdExploreSRQ initiatives, includi…

January 14, 2021

Learning a Legacy with Sailor Circus | Greater Sarasota

By Story, WEDU PBS,

The Circus Arts have been a part of Sarasota's legacy for many years. Explore the intertwined stories of an award-winning seasoned performer and an up-and-coming teen trainee, and learn why ed…

January 8, 2021

Project Pride SRQ Unites Community with The Brunch Show

By Story, Watermark,

Project Pride SRQ ’s first year as a nonprofit was unique. The organization officially launched in 2020 to unite Sarasota’s LGBTQ community with its allies, seeking to celebrate in…

January 5, 2021

The Ringling receives grant to support Art of Performance Program, Galleries

By Story, Scene Magazine,

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is pleased to announce that they are the recipient of a Strategic Partnership Grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. The grant, value…

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…

January 2, 2021

Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative Hosts Arts & Racial Justice Panel

By Story, Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative,

The Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative, a nonprofit organization that promotes using the unifying power of the arts to nurture inclusion and diversity across the regional arts and cultural land…

January 1, 2021

Completing the Circle

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item,

Dear Friends: Most of us crave clean-cut beginning and end points throughout life. Traditions guide us, or at least mark stages in our lives, helping us reflect on who we were, who we are, and…

December 22, 2020

Strategic partnership to support Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe,

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe was recently awarded a grant of $30,000 from the Zella I. and Junius F. Allen Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. These funds will support WBTT…

December 18, 2020

WEDU Spotlights the WBTT Story with Feature-length Film

By Story, SRQ Media, Andrew Fabian,

For Nate Jacobs, the last 20 years have been an uphill battle. From an upstart performer at Asolo reprising roles as outdated Black stereotypes to the founder of a once-fledgling theatre compa…

December 15, 2020

Recent grants are making the circus arts safer

By Story, Sharon Kunkel,

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, the Circus Arts Conservatory (CAC) has been exploring new and innovative ways to move forward with an exciting season, to bring the joy of live performa…