Application Deadline: September 6 at 5 pm

The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is again proud to offer the Jim Rolston Memorial Professional Development Grant.  This $5,000 grant provides financial assistance to a St. Petersburg visual, literary or performing artist for training or education that will help them explore new art forms and continue to grow as an artist.

An accomplished painter and sculptor, Jim Rolston was a founding board member of the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance. He truly found his artistic voice when he earned a degree in Visual Art at Eckerd College before he retired from a challenging career, so he could devote his retirement to art. Continually working to develop his talent, Jim Rolston was committed to arts education and training.

Jim’s family and friends established this fund in his memory, feeling that it is a fitting tribute to his belief that an artist’s journey is never over – there is always more to experience and learn.

This grant for Visual, Literary or Performing Art provides an accomplished artist the opportunity to transform their talents and explore new directions in their work.

The award winner must be available to attend the SPAA’s Artful Five Course Wine Pairings Dinner, benefiting the arts on October 16, 2019 at the Birchwood & Vine on Beach Drive in downtown St. Pete.

Guidelines, requirements and an application can be found here in PDF form, or here as a Word document.