Arts Advocates: The Fine Arts Society of Sarasota has awarded more than $1 million in grants and scholarships in support of our local art community

Scholarship Program

Tuition awards are given to talented students in Florida for undergraduate studies in the arts including visual arts, performing arts, creative writing, architecture and related endeavors.

A one-year residency in Florida is required.  Awards are based on artistic talent, family need, character academic achievement and appropriate college choice.

Application must include current transcript, three letters recommending the student’s artistic talent, and talent samples for visual and performing applicants.

“Everything you can imagine is real.”

- Pablo Picasso


The Fine Arts Society of Sarasota, Inc. is a “501© (3) Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Organization licensed in 1969- a charity for Education/School Systems services.” PURPOSE: The organization promotes, encourages, supports and generally furthers the best interests of the arts in Florida and in particular, recognizes, honors and perpetuates the fine arts, creative products and works of Florida artists.

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES AT WWW.800HELPFLA.COM OR BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800—HELP-FLA (435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

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