Our Mission

Our mission is to support, promote, and advance arts and culture.


Our Vision

Our vision is a community where arts and culture are recognized as integral to the lives of all people.


Who We Are

The Arts Council is the local umbrella arts agency that provides a unified voice for all cultural organizations and activities in the greater Tampa and Hillsborough County region and promotes the good news about the cultural vitality of our community to a national audience.


What We Do

The Arts Council is committed to lead the charge to ensure a healthy environment for arts and culture in this community for generations to come. We galvanize widespread support for arts and culture while also providing grants, unified marketing efforts, research, and advocacy to help our entire cultural community thrive.


Why We Matter

Our efforts play a vital role in making Tampa and Hillsborough County more appealing to new residents, tourists, and employers looking for a new home.

The Arts Mean Business!


Services & Projects


2017 Arts Culture Guide for Greater Tampa-Hillsborough Region, Arts Council of Hillsborough County

2017-18 Arts & Culture Guide for the Greater Tampa-Hillsborough Region

Keep up with arts and culture in the greater Tampa-Hillsborough region. This 44-page guide lists festivals, exhibitions, theatre seasons coming ...
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Our Latest Posts

Job Notices, Arts Council of Hillsborough County

Job Available: Henry B. Plant Museum Store Manager/Buyer

Position Details The Henry B. Plant Museum at The University of Tampa invites applicants for a Museum Store Manager/Buyer position.  ...
Streetcar Fest

Streetcar Fest Features Music, Dance, Art Oct. 21

Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the TECO Line Streetcar System at Streetcar Fest 2017 this Saturday, Oct. 21. In addition ...
Mernet Larson, Tampa Museum of Art

ICYMI: Mernet Larsen Speaks at TMA Exhibition’s Opening Reception

It was a very special morning last week at the Tampa Museum of Art. Members were treated to an opening ...
Downtown/Ybor Streetcar Free on Saturdays Now

Downtown/Ybor Streetcar Free on Saturdays Now

In the perennial quest to lessen parking woes and provide easy transport between downtown, Channel District and Ybor City, HART ...
Fourth Friday, Arts Council of Hillsborough County

October 27 Fourth Friday Line Up

FREE Wristband is the Ticket to Special Programs and Exclusive Offers at Dozens of Museums, Galleries, Theaters and Restaurants on ...

Our Funding Partners

The Arts Council and its programs are funded in part by the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners; Hillsborough County Public Schools; by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida; the Gobioff Foundation; and when you purchase the Florida State of the Arts license plate.

Hillsborough County Florida
Hillsborough County Public Schools
Culture Builds Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs
Gobioff Foundation
Florida State of the Arts license plate