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Arts & Culture

Arts Teacher Funding Program

Image of dancersJanuary 2012

Skycrest Elementary Sculpture

This annual program is funded by Clearwater Arts Alliance, Inc. and is designed to provide moderate support for arts teachers in Clearwater schools for classroom projects or  support for artist residencies. Grants of $500 were awarded to the following:

Gina Sullivan, Visual Arts Specialist at Skycrest Elementary. Approximately 340 students in grades 3-5 participated in a 5-day residency between 1/23-1/27/2012 with nationally recognized visual/performing artist Kevin Reese who helped them design and construct a sculpture on the school property. The dedication ceremony was held on Jan. 27 and was celebrated by all of the students.

Ponce de Leon Elementary Claymation Film

Wendy Bruce, Visual Arts Specialist at Ponce de Leon Elementary.  Over 100 fifth graders worked collaboratively with their art, digital art lab, and music teachers to create a claymation film.   The theme of the movie was “Clearwater Walkabout”.  The students researched information about Clearwater and crafted a storyboard. They designed miniature sets and created clay characters, produced a soundtrack. The final film they created was showcased on their website and at a special event. Teachers and parents reported that the children could wait to get school each day in order to work on this project. Click on link to view video.


Cultural Affairs Division

Image of dancersMission: to facilitate, stimulate, and enhance the cultural life in Clearwater for residents and visitors.

Arts and Culture bring many benefits to a community including increasing a city's livability, stimulating economic development and revitalization, strengthening education, and creating an understanding of diverse populations.

These are some of the reasons that the Cultural Affairs Division was created in 2003, as a result of a cultural planning process.

The Cultural Arts Division seeks to build partnerships with other government agencies, private businesses and organizations so that arts and culture can be incorporated in the lives of all our residents and visitors.


Clearwater's Dolphins Trail

In August 2012, the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce, City of Clearwater, and Clearwater Marine Aquarium hosted a unique exhibition of 50 fiberglass dolphins at Pier 60 Park in Clearwater Beach. Each dolphin was decorated by local artists and sponsored by area businesses and philanthropists. "The Pod" at Pier 60 exhibition concluded on Sept 3. However, individual dolphins are still on display at their new homes.

Find them in their new homes with the "Clearwater's Dolphins Trail" map.

Complete a form to purchase one of the dolphins.

Clearwater's Dolphins


Sculpture360: Art in the Cleveland Street District

Sculpture 360 has returned to downtown Clearwater. Read details on the Sculpture360 program page.

The Sculpture 360 Program along Cleveland Street downtown Clearwater is funded through a partnership with the Downtown Development Board  and brings high-quality public artwork to residents and visitors. For more information about Sculpture360, please contact Christopher Hubbard at (727) 562-4837 or e-mail Christopher.Hubbard@myclearwater.com.