Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties have a gap in funding of $3,803,126 from the State of Florida for the Division of Cultural Affairs General Program Support grant. The amount needed to fill the gap in funding narrows to $2,490,067 after filtering to arts only non-profit organizations. This is the Tampa Bay Arts Bridge Fund goal amount ($2,490,067)!
With other arts organizations facing the same loss of such critical revenue across local, state and national levels, replacing such vital and strategic funding in a current year destabilizes the best sustainability plans and resources. Everyone loses.