Stuart High School Arts Center News & Updates
Our progress and conversations with the School District have been quiet as we waited for Dr. John Millay’s appointment as our new Superintendent of Schools. He has arrived and we look forward to meeting with him soon. Thanks to a generous contribution, we are ready to initiate some pre construction design to help us plan for renovations and capital campaign.
In the interim, a few of us visited the Sarasota Art Museum. They opened their facility last Fall and it so closely resembles our project! They have a 1920’s historic building as the main part which they are using for exhibition space and across a small courtyard, they have new modern buildings that are used to host a café among other things. We had a great tour and visit but best of all, they are willing to share their story and resources with us to help us move ahead! If you have a chance to make the drive, visit and start dreaming about what can happen here!
The Arts Foundation for Martin County provided an update via letter to the members of the Martin County School Board . Click here to read the contents of the letter.
An application was submitted on June 1, 2020 to the State of Florida, Division of Historic Resources for $50,000 small matching grant. In August we defended our application to the DHR grant panel and were ranked #16. Funding may (or may not) be appropriated during the 2021 Florida Legislative Session for funding DHR grants.