John R. DeYoung, Jr. “Mr. Bartow”

John DeYoung is from Pentwater Michigan where he was one of the founding members of the Pentwater Civic Band in 1947 that still performs today. After graduating Pentwater High School in 1945, John served in the US Army of Occupation in Germany. He earned a B.M.E. from Stetson University in 1952 and accepted the position […]

Arts, Culture and Heritage Sponsorship Determination Workshop

The Polk County Arts, Culture and Heritage Grants committee will be meeting this Thursday, July 25, 2020 at 9am to review and announce scores and the grant awards for this coming year. If you have applied for a grant, I encourage you or someone from your organization to attend should there be any questions on […]

Upcoming Creative Capital Award Application

The Creative Capital Award has an open application February 1-28, 2019. Speak with Creative Capital and local artists to learn how artists can apply for funding of up to $50,000 for innovative project ideas, plus receive career development and advisory services valued at an additional $45,000. On January 17 at 6pm is an online information […]

“Nunsense 2: The Second Coming” opens Mar 8-17, 2019 • Twice the Nun, All the Fun!

SHOW INFO & TICKETS: TheatreWorksFL.org  DAVENPORT, FL (Jan 1, 2019) – TheatreWorks Florida opened their 2018-19 season with the internationally acclaimed musical comedy hit, Nunsense, and are now preparing for the return of “The Little Sisters of Hoboken” in the hysterical musical sequel, Nunsense 2: The Second Coming. The production will open March 8-17, 2019 […]

Vet Voices: 2nd Highlights Presentation – Free!

“VET VOICES”: Highlights Presentation #2 • SAT JAN 19, 2019 at 2PM • FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! TheatreWorks Florida and the veterans of “Vet Voices” proudly invite you to a FREE public presentation of inspirational theatrical work created entirely by the vets themselves during their second 10-week session of workshops. Come share stories […]

South Arts Grants Newsletter

Click here to view the Fall 2018 Grants Newsletter.

GET READY TO “WRECK-THE HALLS”! The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical opens DEC 7-16, 2018

SHOW INFO & TICKETS: TheatreWorksFL.org  DAVENPORT, FL (SEPT 29, 2018) – For anyone that experienced last season’s outrageous sell-out of TheatreWorks Florida’s award-winning The Great American Trailer Park Musical, you already know that this holiday musical bash is about to “wreck-the-halls” with some “ho-ho-hos” and Keg Nog! Filled with some of Central FL’s most talented […]

October is National Arts & Humanities Month

No matter who you are or where you live there are many ways you can celebrate the arts this October. This is the largest annual celebration for the arts and humanities in the nation. #ShowYourArt2018 on Instagram @Americans4Arts – The daily themes are in the image at right. Visit one of many arts, culture and heritage-related events happening in Polk […]

Précis, the magazine for the College of Arts & Media at Southeastern University

Please find attached the second issue of Précis, the magazine for the College of Arts & Media at Southeastern University. Click on the link to view the magazine – SEU-PrécisMag-Issue2

ACH Grant Application Workshops

ARTS, CULTURE & HERITAGE APPLICATION WORKSHOPS March 9, 3pm at BB&T Bank, 114 N. Tennessee Ave in downtown Lakeland March 10, 3pm at the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce, 401 Avenue B, NW, in Winter Haven Applications are due April 28 The application process for fiscal year 2016-2017 arts, cultural and heritage event sponsorship is […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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