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Partnerships & Collaborations


Arts Advocates is pleased to partner with Designing Women Boutique and participate in GroundWorks, the boutique’s unique, community-wide, ongoing scholarship, mentoring, career and education advancement program. Donate clean designer fashions, jewelry, accessories, furniture, household goods, silverware and/or art to benefit Arts Advocates, and our organization receives 60% of the sale price.

Designing Women Boutique, 1226 N. Tamiami Trail #101, Sarasota

Arts Advocates is pleased to partner with The Exchange, which is dedicated to financially supporting local arts and cultural organization as well as students pursuing a higher education in the arts.  Consign your clean, unwanted clothing and household items with The Exchange, give them our account number of 7373, and we get a portion of the sale proceeds.

The Exchange, 539 S. Orange Avenue, Sarasota


The Alliance works to ensure arts and culture remain essential to the continuing development of a vibrant, creative community. This is achieved through arts advocacy, education, and community outreach.

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County is a public charity founded in 1979 by the Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council as a resource for caring individuals and the causes they support, enabling them to make a charitable impact on the community.

The mission of the Hermitage is to inspire and foster the most influential and culturally consequential art and artists of our time. The Hermitage is a multi-disciplinary artist retreat dedicated to championing bold and impactful new work, supporting the creative process, elevating the artist experience, and enriching the lives of audiences and arts appreciators around the world.

The Jazz Club of Sarasota is dedicated to preserving and promoting jazz, America’s original musical art form. Founded in 1980 by the late Hal Davis, the former publicist for Benny Goodman, the Jazz Club has approximately 700 members and is growing. The Club presents over 50 events throughout the year.

Since 1931, creatives from every corner of the world come to Ringling College of Art and Design to deepen, transform, and explore their passions. Our 1,400 students are fueled by a need to create—and we deliver the tools to turn passion into profession: an award-winning faculty, cutting-edge technology, and a supportive, creative community.

The Van Wezel is a landmark Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation performing arts hall located directly on Sarasota Bay which offers a world of great music, dance, theater, comedy and family fun, as well as Schooltime Performances and an array of educational outreach programs for youth and lifelong learners.

The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe was founded in December 1999, as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our mission has always been to produce professional theatre that promotes and celebrates the African-American experience, attracts diverse audiences, supports and develops African-American artists, and builds the self-esteem of African-American youth.