Candidate Responses on Arts Questions

Please take a moment to review the candidates’ responses to questions on the arts, so you may factor them into your decision making at the polls. The primary election is on August 28. View/Download/Print (pdf) – School Board Candidates Questionnaire View/Download/Print (pdf) – County Commissioners Candidates Questionnaire

5th Annual Sm(ART) Business Symposium

Complimentary Admission is included with RSVP to director@polkarts.org. RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smart-business-symposium-tickets-46774093573 Or, RSVP on eventbrite via facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/199729843982558 The Polk Arts Alliance presents its 5th Annual Sm(ART) Business Symphonic, Educating an Innovative Workforce, Wednesday, August 1, 2018 from 3:00-5:00pm at Harrison School for the Arts, 750 Hollingsworth Rd in Lakeland. This year’s symposium, “Connecting the Dots: Infusing […]

Classic Albums Live 2018 Summer Series

Lakeland, FL – Classic Albums Live returns to the RP Funding Center with five iconic album performances for the 2018 Summer series. The Series Pass goes on sale on March 1 at 9:30 a.m. The RP Funding Center’s Summer Series will feature Fleetwood Mac “Rumours” on May 20 at 7 p.m., Queen “A Night at […]

TheatreWorks Florida Recruits Disabled Military War Veterans for “Vet Voices”

DAVENPORT, FL – TheatreWorks Florida’s highly acclaimed community outreach program, TheatreCares, is proud to announce the launch of their all-new inspiring program, Vet Voices. Vet Voices is a free theatre arts program for disabled military war veterans that enlists creative arts therapy through active participation in workshops and events. Vet Voices has been 1 and […]

Beth Mason

On April 11, 2017, the Polk Arts Alliance, along with the Imperial Symphony Orchestra, presented the 4th Annual Polk County Artist Hall of Fame 2017 Award to Beth Mason. Known as “Mother Music” for her gracious musical influence on several generations of Lakelanders, Beth Mason is a long-time champion of Polk County’s entire arts community. “If there […]

FY 2018-19 ACH Applications, Guidelines and Timeline

Visit Central Florida logo

TDC Arts Culture & Heritage (ACH) Event Sponsorship/Grant guidelines, application, scoring matrix and timeline for FY 2018-19, events that take place between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019 are available on the Visit Central Florida website—  https://visitcentralflorida.org/about/tourist-development-council The final submission deadline is 4pm, Friday, April 20, 2018. Before submitting an application, all applicants must attend one of the […]

Call to Artists for Historic Capitol Exhibition

Painting of the Florida Historic Capitol (Courtesy of Dennis Campay, 2005)

The Florida Historic Capitol Museum invites resident Florida artists to submit works for an exhibition in the state’s Historic Capitol building. The theme Capitol Reimagined will be the focus of the show. New, emerging and established artists are all welcome to apply! Artists are asked to creatively reimagine a Capitol of the future. Applicants are […]

The Drive is on to Support the Arts in Florida

Florida's State of the Arts License Plate

This year at renewal time, choose a Florida State of the Arts license plate and help fund important programs in Polk County including the visual arts, theatre, music and dance. Already renewed your tag? Simply visit your local tag office, turn in your current plate and receive your new one on the spot for a […]

Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 Report (AEP5)

The Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 Study was conducted by Americans for the Arts in collaboration and partnership with the Polk Arts Alliance and the Cultural Arts Council of Polk County in 2016. Click the link to view/download the 2-page summary (pdf): 2-page infographic View/download the complete report (pdf) by clicking the link: FL_PolkCounty_AEP5_CustomizedReport. View a 2-page summary […]

Sm(ART) Business Symposium – Economic Impact of the Arts

SmArt Biz Symposium Oct 25

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 3-5pm. Polk State Corporate College, Clear Springs Campus in Bartow Don’t miss the Polk Arts Alliance Sm(ART) Business Symposium Economic Impact of the Arts! This is the rescheduled abbreviated [post-Irma] edition of the original Symposium that was scheduled to take place on September 18. Please join us on October 25th. […]

Polk Arts Alliance

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 director@polkarts.org (863) 804-0494