Welcome to the Manatee County Cultural Alliance
The Florida Local Arts Agency
Arts Council of Manatee County
2008 Partner in Excellence Award Winner
The Florida Division of Cultural Affairs web site states “A local arts agency (LAA) is defined as an umbrella agency that serves its county or counties arts and cultural constituencies.” The Local Arts Agency Program “is designed to provide general support for activities conducted by a local arts agency such as:
The Manatee County Cultural Alliance conducts all five of these activities.
Cultural assessment and planning
Services to arts and cultural organizations, individual artists, and the diverse communities the local arts agency represents
Promotion of arts and cultural events or opportunities
Collaborations that benefit the community at large and provide greater quality and access to arts and cultural programs and opportunities
Programs, projects, or initiatives such as arts in education, lifelong learning, art in public places, marketing and community outreach."