The Creation of North Pinellas Cultural Alliance
Over the last few years we have seen tremendous growth in arts and cultural activities in Pinellas County, fueled by the expansion in South Pinellas's St. Petersburg area. Numerous editorials have detailed how the arts are an economic catalyst that improves tourism and increases local revenues and how South Pinellas has been successful in achieving a new level of accomplishment. There has been considerable investment by the City of St. Petersburg and the private sector to help secure St. Petersburg as the leading location for arts and culture which, in turn, has attracted a great deal of media exposure.
North Pinellas has not received the same level of accomplishment despite the fact that there are many major art forces that have achieved high levels of success.
It is time to revisit the reasons why we have not been competitive and combine the arts and cultural municipalities of North Pinellas under an alliance that will project us to a higher profile.
In order to achieve the above goals a group of concerned citizens created North Pinellas Cultural Alliance, a formal organization representing Clearwater, Dunedin, Largo, Palm Harbor, Safety Harbor, Oldsmar and Tarpon Springs. Now we must move forward with a positive attitude that the arts have enormous economic impact on communities, and how the arts improve academic achievement and strengthen the economy.
The six municipalities listed above have provided initial funding for the North Pinellas Cultural Alliance (NPCA) and private entities whose priorities include the arts and believe that investing in the arts will result in a better community for our residents and visitors alike.
Our Mission / Vision
Mission: To unify and promote arts, historical and cultural initiatives in North Pinellas to improve the profile and image of participating organizations and municipalities.
Vision: To combine North Pinellas arts, historical and cultural organizations and to collaborate with like-minded associations for the benefit of innovative advancement.
If you have any questions or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to call or email us.
North Pinellas Cultural Alliance
1356 South Fort Harrison
Clearwater, FL 33756
Telephone: (727) 599-5688