Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts supports performing arts programming at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater. We provide arts education programs for youth, community outreach programs, and performances as well as concerts for the entire community. The Foundation and Theater staff work together to deliver unrivaled cultural arts experiences to our patrons.

Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts – Art Therapy Nonprofit Association of St. Petersburg, FL

Help support our mission to educate, engage, and entertain. The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is a nonprofit organization in St. Petersburg, FL. We aim to uplift the community through a wide range of educational programs, community outreach, and public performances at the Duke Energy Center.

As a nonprofit art organization in St. Petersburg, FL, we depend on the support of our staff and volunteers, along with contributions from donors. We are proud to supply a wide range of programs, including programs based on guidelines from the art therapy association.

You can help support our nonprofit association of St. Petersburg, FL. Contact us today to donate, volunteer, or learn more about our programs and services.

Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts Offers Nonprofit Organization Services in St. Petersburg, FL

As part of our goal to support the local community, we offer access to a wide range of nonprofit organization services in St. Petersburg, FL.

Our efforts include extensive educational programming, scholarships, and public events. Our programming includes a vast range of art therapy programs for both youths and adults. We want to promote the importance of performing arts for people of all ages in our community.

Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts was founded over a decade ago to support the St. Petersburg community and promote the arts. Our programs are made possible thanks to donations and the commitment of a variety of volunteers. You can learn more about our donors and their donor services through our site.


Arts Culture Impact

Since 2011, Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts has grown from serving 98,000 visitors to more than 250,000 visitors annually. In the past seven years, we have presented more than 320 culturally diverse performances to the main stage of the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater. The Mahaffey Theater is an integral part of the arts culture in Tampa Bay and is considered the premier performing arts center in St. Petersburg, adding to the many cultural assets that draw national and international visitors to our region.


School children Performing

Here at Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts we put the “A” in STEAM!  School children may become more creative by adding STEAM education to their everyday curriculum. STEAM education promotes problem solving, and creative and analytical thinking. Many of the jobs that affect our future economy include STEAM subjects and a STEAM education helps create a nation of innovators and creative thinkers.


Cultural Diversity

We offer something for everyone! Our programming is as diverse as our audience. It is a primary focus of our Foundation to embrace diversity and make live theater performances available to all ages and socioeconomic groups. Every year we gift hundreds of tickets to qualifying non-profit organizations for their fundraisers and their constituencies. Additionally, we provide admission and transportation scholarships to those school children who are less fortunate.