Throughout the conception and development process of the City of Sarasota’s master plan for the Sarasota Bayfront, there was one vision that remained steadfast: to build the Sarasota Performing Arts Center as a venue that serves future generations and represents the wishes and desires of our community based on direct engagement, feedback and insight.
agreed that the performing arts are important to the economic development of the Gulf Coast community.
would attend the Performing Arts Center more often if there were more programming options.
believe that it is important for communities to provide cultural learning opportunities for children and families.
say that the performing arts should be open and accessible to all people regardless of socioeconomic status.
Bayfront 20:20 Leads Vision To Reimagine Sarasota's Bayfront
Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization Formed
City Commission Approves Master Plan With New Sarasota Performing Arts Center
Global Theater Planning And Engineering Experts Assembled
City and County Approve Tax-increment Funding Estimated at $100 Million for Master Plan
Positive Community Feedback From 18,000+ Respondents
City Commission Approves Vision For Sarasota Performing Arts Center
$284,000 State Appropriation For Planning
Siting And Resiliency Study By Studio Gang Completed
VW Foundation Board Commits First $20M in Private Philanthropy
Launch Fundraising Capital Campaign
City & Foundation Begin To Develop Co-funding Model
City Commission Unanimously Votes To Move Forward With Partnership Agreement
The following organizations have signed a declaration of support to endorse the vision of Sarasota Performing Arts Center, to create a state-of-the-art performing arts center that will be a cultural icon, a civic asset, and a preeminent destination for the performing arts in the nation by offering extraordinary cultural and educational experiences that open a world of new possibilities for all.
Thank you for connecting culture and community, together.
Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County
The Bay Park Conservancy
Brain Health Initiative
Choral Artists of Sarasota
Community Foundation of Sarasota County
Downtown Sarasota Condominium Association
Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota
Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota
Education Foundation of Sarasota County
Embracing Our Differences
The Glasser Schoenbaum Human Services Center
Laurel Civic Association
Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce
Manatee County Schools
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Perlman Music Program
Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe
To discuss ways your organization can support the Foundation, contact Julie Schwartz, Director of Development, at 941-271-4180.
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