Express

About Express

The arts are a sanctuary that provide a space to create, rejuvenate and challenge the mind, body and soul. Take the next step on your creative journey and express yourself through exhibition opportunities and casting calls or discover an artistic space for your next event.

calls to artists

Art Lives Here: Billboard Project

Local artists in Lee County are making our community a better place by elevating the caliber of originality, talent and culture that exists here. Help us create more art for more people by submitting your work to be displayed on billboards throughout southwest Florida, transforming advertising space into public art for and by our talented local artists!

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Exhibit in the Main Gallery

Our vision is to introduce new artists, artwork and perspectives on art. We welcome exhibits with the work of established, early career and aspiring artists. Consider throwing your hat into the ring for a chance to show in our main gallery.

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Exhibit in the Member Gallery

Local artists are at the heart of every community. That's why we're dedicated to providing opportunities for you to get excited about your vision and exhibit your work.

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Gift Shop

Want to exhibit in our gift shop? We're always looking for new items and would love to see what you're up to. Please submit up to three images for your work and include a brief description. We will contact you directly upon availability of space.

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New Play Contest

Send in Your Submission for 2020

Theatre Conspiracy at the Alliance for the Arts Annual New Play Contest cycle is open now through March 2020. First place winners receive the Janet and Bruce Bunch Play Contest Award, $700 and a full production. However, it is our goal to produce more than one entry each year.

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Auditions

On occasion—for select projects—we hold open calls for actors, musicians and other artists. Please check back periodically for notices. We do not have a resident or repertory company of actors and are always looking for new talent for our stages.

2019-20 Season Kick Off - The Shape of Things Reception

Rentals

Need a beautiful, but also artistic and inspiring space for your next event? From our amphitheatre, to our galleries and classrooms, the Alliance for the Arts has rental space to perfectly fit your next event in Fort Myers.

Margaret Morrow Frizzell Amphitheater & Grounds

Seating for 1500 people
Acoustically enhanced
Sound and lights independently contracted
Must include a walk-through meeting 2 weeks prior to contract date
Must file a permit with the City of Fort Myers for the event (permit costs based on event needs)
$2000 Minimum

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Foulds Theatre

Seats up to 135 people comfortably
Stage dimensions 21’x42′
Sound and lighting system
Dressing rooms
Includes lobby area adjacent to the theatre
$750 Minimum

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Classroom

Seats up to 50 people, classroom style
Includes tables and chairs
1 Day Price: $500 (9-5)

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Meeting Room

Seats up to 35 people classroom style
Private entrance
Workshop setup with tables available
$250 for up to 4 hours and then $35/ hour thereafter

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