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When arts and businesses partner, everyone profits. There’s a movement afoot across the country. Businesses are using the arts to inspire employees, stimulate innovation and foster creative collaboration. Learn more!  

Surprising Findings in Three New NEA Reports

WASHINGTON, DC – Three reports from the National Endowment for the Arts reveal new findings about the impact of arts and cultural industries on GDP, as well as how and why Americans participate in certain arts activities. The data for the three reports is all from 2012, so for the first time the NEA can […]

Arts Culture & Heritage Grant Workshop Video

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The February 10 workshop recorded and uploaded to YouTube. View the grant guidelines here. Download the 2015-16 grant application here. Applications must be received no later than 4:00 pm Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the Polk County Tourism & Sports Marketing office, 2701 Lake Myrtle Park Rd., Auburndale, FL 33823. A DATED POSTMARK DOES NOT […]

Art-i-facts Magazine: Fall 2015 (Sept-Oct)

The print edition of the Fall 2015 (September-October) issue of Art-i-facts Magazine is available at Polk Museum of Art, The Lakeland Center, Theatre Winter Haven, Polk County History Center, Outpost 27, Chambers of Commerce in Lakeland, Lake Wales, Bartow, Winter Haven and Frostproof. Delivery continues to the public libraries in Auburndale, Bartow, Lakeland (Lake Morton) and Lake […]

Oct is National Arts & Humanities Month

NATIONAL ARTS AND HUMANITIES MONTH, 2015 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Over centuries of change — through trial and triumph — the arts and humanities have chronicled history in ways that have brought the past to life and provided a vivid vision […]

Art-i-facts Magazine: Holiday 2015

Click the image below to flip through Holiday 2015 issue of Art-i-facts in full screen. The Holiday 2015 (Nov-Dec) issue of Art-i-facts Magazine should be delivered around Oct 29-30 to east side of Polk County. The magazine will be delivered on November 2-3 to the east side of Polk County, including Polk Museum of Art, The Lakeland Center, […]

Art-i-facts Winter (Jan-Feb) 2016

Please enjoy the screen edition of the magazine by clicking on the image below. The Winter 2016 (Jan-Feb) print issue of Art-i-facts Magazine will be delivered over the next few days to arts, cultural and historic venues, Chambers of Commerce, Central Florida Visitor’s Center, public libraries, nonprofit arts organizations, and local universities. In the meantime, […]

Polk Arts Alliance Partners with American for the Arts on Prosperity Report 5

Meri Mass, Polk Arts Alliance Executive Director is excited to announce a partnership with Americans for the Arts (AFTA), to be included as one of the U.S counties that will be a part of the National Arts & Economic Prosperity® 5 (AEP5) Report. Participating communities represent all 50 states plus the District of Columbia but […]

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 […]

Art-i-facts Summer (May-Aug) 2018

Pick up a print copy of Art-i-facts at the Central Florida Visitor’s Center on Hwy 27 in Davenport, or at Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, RP Funding Center, Lake Wales Arts Center, Theatre Winter Haven, Public Libraries, Chambers of Commerce and various arts and cultural venues around Polk County. Enjoy the on-screen edition of […]

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