Tourist Development Cultural/Arts Grants




The arts and cultural groups form an essential part of the fabric of Sarasota County. In acknowledgment of this, a portion of the Tourist Development Tax funds goes toward funding Tourist Development Cultural/Arts Grants. Each year, qualifying organizations propose projects that will bring tourists to the County through high quality programming and strategic marketing.

Applicants are encouraged to read the guidelines before applying. The application deadline is Friday, February 24, 2017 at 5pm.




Handouts from the orientation session include:

Orientation Powerpoint Notes

Attestation and Signature Authorization Form

Budget Narrative

Budget Overview

Panel Scoring Guide


To view last year’s proposals visit: https://www.cgo-basic.org/
Click on PDF to see the application.
Username: grantapp
Password: tdca


Keep in mind that these are examples of the original applications only. When the application narrative was unclear, additional questions were asked in writing and during personal interviews. This link is provided to serve as an illustration of previously submitted applications and represents a range of scores from “very high” to “not recommended” for funding.