The New World Celts, Inc. – Sarasota Chapter recently been selected to receive a State of the Art Opportunity Grant for the 2017/2018 season. The Opportunity Grant is awarded each year to local music or theatrical groups, cultural societies or groups for organizations who do not fit the criteria for TDC grants. Funding for those grants came from sales of Florida State of the Arts license plates in Sarasota County
We were presented the award at the annual Celebration of the Arts that held on Monday, October 23, 2018 the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. In an evening filled with performances by Michael Mendez, Choral Artists of Sarasota, the Circus Arts Conservatory’s Sailor Circus and Venice Theatre actors, the Alliance’s Jim Shirley also welcomed winners of various grants and awards, some funded by the Tourist Development Cultural/Arts Grants.
Several members of our Executive Committee, and at-large members attended the event.