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Upcoming Events

Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
5:00 pm
“Live Arts in Museum Spaces” with Hermitage Curatorial Council Member Limor Tomer and Ringling’s Curator of Performance Elizabeth Doud John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Friday, February 23 at 5pm John and Mable Ringling … Continue reading "“Live Arts in Museum Spaces”"
Ringling Museum of Art Under the Banyans
Mar 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
5:30 pm
“Stories in Light and Sound” with 2023 Hermitage Greenfield Prize Finalist Maura Brewer and Hermitage Fellow David ‘Doc’ Wallace Friday, March 1 at 5:30pm Hermitage Beach (entrance at 6660 Manasota Key Rd. Englewood, FL 34223) … Continue reading "“Stories in Light and Sound”"
Hermitage Beach
5:30 pm
“Dancing Through Life with James Whiteside” with Hermitage Fellow and American Ballet Theater Principal Dancer James Whiteside Monday, March 4 at 5:30pm Hermitage Palm House (entrance at 6630 Manasota Key Rd. Englewood, FL 34223) Register … Continue reading "“Dancing Through Life with James Whiteside”"
Hermitage Palm Studio
7:00 pm
“Hermitage Writes @ Ringling College: Mesha Maren” with Hermitage Fellow Mesha Maren Presented in partnership with Ringling College of Art and Design Tuesday, March 12 at 7pm Ringling College of Art and Design, Goldstein Library … Continue reading "“Hermitage Writes @ Ringling College: Mesha Maren”"
Ringling College of Art and Design, Goldstein Library Rm 113
6:30 pm
“Hermitage Sunsets @ NBP: More Than Music” with 2022 Hermitage Greenfield Prize Finalist Etienne Charles and Hermitage Fellow Kamala Sankaram Presented in partnership with Nathan Benderson Park Conservancy Thursday, March 14 at 6:30pm Nathan Benderson … Continue reading "“Hermitage Sunsets @ NBP: More Than Music”"
Nathan Benderson Park Finish Tower
12:00 pm
“Hermitage Writes @ Venice Writers Festival: Elisa Bocanegra” with Hermitage Fellow Elisa Bocanegra Presented in partnership with Venice Writers Festival Friday, March 22 at 12pm William H. Jervey Venice Public Library (entrance at 300 Nokomis … Continue reading "“Hermitage Writes @ Venice Writers Festival: Elisa Bocanegra”"
William H Jervey Venice Public Library
7:00 pm
“Hermitage Writes @ Ringling College: Brandel France de Bravo” with Hermitage Fellow Brandel France de Bravo Presented in partnership with Ringling College of Art and Design Tuesday, March 12 at 7pm Ringling College of Art … Continue reading "“Hermitage Writes @ Ringling College: Brandel France de Bravo”"
Ringling College of Art and Design, Goldstein Library Rm 113
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
“Piano Classics Remade” Featuring Hermitage Fellow Conrad Tao Presented in partnership with Marie Selby Botanical Garden Conrad Tao’s concert and Hermitage residency are made possible through the Ruby E. Crosby Alumni Music Series at the … Continue reading "“Piano Classics Remade”"
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (Downtown Campus)
6:00 pm
“2024 Hermitage Greenfield Prize Dinner” Honoring the 2024 Hermitage Greenfield Prize Recipient, Playwright Deepa Purohit Presented in partnership with the Greenfield Foundation With Lead Community Sponsorship from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County  Sunday, April … Continue reading "“2024 Hermitage Greenfield Prize Dinner”"
Michael's on East
7:00 pm
Please note this program is not part of the Hermitage’s traditional free programming. This event is presented in partnership with enSRQ as part of their season of work. “Azul Naranja Salado: Angélica Negrón’s Hermitage Greenfield Prize … Continue reading "“Azul Naranja Salado: Angélica Negrón’s Hermitage Greenfield Prize Premiere”"
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Latest News

A Statement from the Hermitage

As an organization and as a community of artists, we at the Hermitage vow to hold ourselves to the highest standards in combatting racism. There is no place for hate – in art or in life. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we proudly support our Hermitage Fellows who engage in social justice reform and the stories that matter.

photo by Barbara Banks
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THE HERMITAGE MISSION

The mission of the Hermitage is to inspire and foster the most influential and culturally consequential art and artists of our time.

The Hermitage is a multi-disciplinary artist retreat dedicated to championing bold and impactful new work, supporting the creative process, elevating the artist experience, and enriching the lives of audiences and arts appreciators around the world. An incubator for diverse and original works across all artistic mediums, the Hermitage aims to inspire creative minds to achieve their greatest potential. Beyond the unique and invaluable experience we provide to artists, we take pride in our commitment to historic preservation, ecological restoration, and dynamic community engagement.

THE HERMITAGE ARTIST RETREAT

The Hermitage is a multi-disciplinary artist retreat serving artists, the creative process, and the community. Located on a nine-acre campus in Manasota Key at the southern tip of Sarasota County, we provide accomplished and diverse artists with multi-week residences to create new works of theater, music, visual art, literature, and more. All artists are selected by our Hermitage Curatorial Council, composed of visionary arts leaders from nationally and internationally renowned cultural institutions. Hermitage Fellows have described their experiences as “life-changing,” “magical,” and “transformative,” regularly noting that they accomplish more in their time at the Hermitage than they ever imagined possible.

Hermitage Fellows have included fifteen Pulitzer Prize winners, multiple Tony, Oscar, Emmy, Grammy nominees and winners, Poets Laureate, MacArthur “Genius” and Guggenheim Fellows, and hundreds of extraordinary artists from around the world. The award-winning, impactful, and diverse original works created at the Hermitage are presented in renowned concert halls, theaters, museums, and galleries throughout our region and across the globe. Works created at the Hermitage have been shown at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center, The Museum of Modern Art, The Vienna Opera, Roundabout Theatre Company, Carnegie Hall, Disney Hall, Mass MoCA, The Kennedy Center, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, to name a few.

Audiences in the greater Sarasota area are offered a “sneak peek” into the works and minds of these brilliant artists through the Hermitage’s community programs, many of which are in collaboration with fellow arts and cultural organizations throughout the Gulf Coast region. In addition to the unique and invaluable experience we provide to artists, we take pride in our complementary missions of historic preservation, ecological restoration, and community engagement.

Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Hermitage was built in 1907. The “Hermitage-Whitney” district was reconceived as the Hermitage Artist Retreat in 1999 and officially incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2002.