New hires

Theater Selects New Marketing Director

Sarasota's Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe recently hired Scott Ferguson.

05/16/2018 By Staff

Arts

Theater Leaders Sign on for Five More Years

Asolo Repertory Theatre recently signed new contracts with Michael Donald Edwards and Linda DiGabriele.

04/27/2018 By Staff

From the Editor

From the Editor: The Importance of Funding the Arts

Susan Burns on the impact of lost arts funding.

04/26/2018 By Susan Burns

Arts

Career Coach Updates Book Offering Career Advice for Artists

Caroll Michels recently published the seventh edition of How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist: Selling Yourself Without Selling Your Soul.

04/24/2018 By Staff

Rain Check

Best of Sarasota 2018 Party Rescheduled

We've rescheduled our Best of Sarasota party for 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 25.

04/23/2018 By Staff

Arts

Chorus Artistic Director to Take on Business Role, Too

Key Chorale artistic director Joseph Caulkins will expand his role to manage the symphonic chorus' business and administrative functions.

03/02/2018 By Staff

Entertainment

New Participatory Drumming Center Opens on Siesta Key

Positive RePercussions, a group drumming center, recently opened at 5049 Ocean Blvd., Sarasota.

02/28/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Airbnb Plans to Expand 'Experiences' Program

The program connects travelers with curated arts, culinary and outdoors activities in the areas they're visiting.

02/26/2018 By Staff

New hires

Convention and Visitors Bureau Names New Director of Cultural Affairs

The Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau recently hired Judith Tilton.

02/22/2018 By Staff

Arts

Van Wezel Foundation Receives $10 Million Donation

The Van Wezel Foundation recently received a $10 million legacy gift from the estate of Herta Klauser Cuneo, who died last September.

02/15/2018 By Staff

Philanthropy

Van Wezel Foundation Selects New Chief Operating Officer

The 501(c)(3) that supports arts education at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall recently promoted Jim Selinski.

02/02/2018 By Staff

Education

Ringling College Receives $15 Million Donation

The donation is the college's single largest gift ever, and the first eight-figure donation since the founding of the college in 1931.

01/29/2018 By Susan Burns

Honors

Sarasota Magazine Hosts the 2018 Unity Awards on Feb. 8

The eighth annual Unity Awards celebrate the people, companies and projects advancing equality, diversity and inclusion in our community and around the world.

01/22/2018 By staff

Deals

Players Theater Sells North Sarasota Property

The price was not disclosed, but the agreed-upon price is higher than the theater's $9.5 million listing price, according to a press release.

01/17/2018 By staff

Philanthropy

Van Wezel Foundation President and CEO Steps Down

Monica Slater Van Buskirk recently resigned as the leader of the nonprofit after six years in the role.

01/15/2018 By staff

Time Travel

Four Generations of Local Women Collaborate on New Book

"Everybody has a story in them. Everybody has something they can either teach or something they can tell."

01/10/2018 By Stephanie Isaac

The arts

Circus Conservatory Names New Fundraising Leader

The Circus Arts Conservatory recently hired Zoltan Karpathy as the organization's vice president of philanthropy.

01/09/2018 By staff

New hires

Elections Supervisor Names New Communications and Voter Outreach Manager

The office of Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner recently hired Rachel Denton.

01/08/2018 By staff

Arts

Theater Troupe Recognized By State for Diversity Efforts

Sarasota's Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe was recently honored by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Cultural Affairs.

01/04/2018 By staff