As we look to build our organization, we invite our art-loving community to RISE WITH US in a variety of ways. Whether you’re a prospective volunteer, business owner, arts organization or artist, let us know how you’d like to help by emailing us at info@sarasotarising.org and putting one of the below designations in the subject line:

FESTIVAL EXPLORER: If you've been to other arts festivals around the country or world, we'd love to learn your thoughts on what worked and what didn't. Put "Festival Explorer" in your subject line so we know we'll be reading your insights that can help us create a truly transformative event.

PROSPECTIVE VOLUNTEER: As we near our 2024 launch, if you'd like to make a hands-on impact on the Sarasota Rising legacy, put "Prospective Volunteer" in your subject line. We'll have lots of opportunities for you to support us in a variety of ways, from clerical to logistical to operational and more.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: If you own or work for a business that wold like to explore ways to partner with Sarasota Rising and maximize its ability to help you grow, we'd love to connect. Just put "Business Development" in the subject line and we can talk about in-kind sponsorships, cross-marketing, or just idea-sharing.

POTENTIAL DONOR: As a nonprofit organization, the success of our programming depends on a robust team of donors to help realize our vision. If you'd like to help fund Sarasota Rising's initiatives and build a lasting legacy, put "Potential Donor" in your email's subject line.

For every dollar donated up to $25,000, the same amount will be matched thanks to an amazing benefactor! So, with an initial donation of just $1000.00 you can become a Founding Member of The Festival.  Make that an annual $1000.00 donation and you can also be listed as a FRIEND of the FESTIVAL!

 Community involvement and the generosity of donors is a huge part of the event’s success. It helps fuel our movement and bring the festival to life. We need all the arts enthusiasts of Sarasota to make this festival the best possible, so we encourage any contribution, whether its a donation, a service or skill, or volunteering, no amount of support is too small!

Thank you, your support means so much in these early stages of the festival!  Jeffery~
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