On February 9 Creative Pinellas, the county’s non-profit local arts agency announced the launch of an inaugural grants program for artists and for non-profit arts and cultural organizations. The program is designed to assist in the sustainability and retention of artists who live and work in Pinellas County, and to support arts organizations in enhancing or expanding their arts education programs for the young people of Pinellas County, and is made possible by the support of the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners. Detailed guidelines and the online applications can be found at creativepinellas.org.