Newly formed Tampa Arts Alliance aims to unite support for local arts community

Story by Caitlin Albritton
Published June 22, 2021,

During the last Tampa mayoral race in 2019, community conversations and candidate forums often went down a path of discussion involving what more could and should be done to support local artists and other creatives who feel under-appreciated or even neglected when it comes to investing in neighborhoods and creating a sense of place.

Out of that and the election of Mayor Jane Castor came almost monthly meetings and presentations about how best to support art and artists while shaping an inclusive, diverse, and vibrant city that engages community members, attracts investments — both private and public — and encourages the leadership, mindset, and ideas necessary to inspire, design and nurture a local culture that makes support for the arts a priority.

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Michele Smith

The Tampa Arts Alliance is a nonprofit 501©3 established in 2021 as a catalyst and convenor of arts advocates dedicated to making Tampa a city known for excellence in the arts.

For more information, please follow us on Facebook at @TampaArtsAlliance.