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

Louis Vuitton Tampa Store Seeks Sketch Artist for Event

Louis Vuitton Tampa Store Seeks Sketch Artist for Event

Short-term job opportunity from Louis Vuitton Tampa:  We are celebrating a very special launch in our Louis Vuitton Tampa store ...
Workshop Conferences Education

Upcoming ECC Business Workshops

All workshops are being held at the Entrepreneurs Collaborative Center in Ybor City. Operated by the Hillsborough County Economic Development ...
Call for Artists Listing, Arts Council of Hillsborough County

Call to artists: La Esperanza Art Exhibit and Sale

From Tampa Regional Artists — We have all been impacted to some extent by the storms this hurricane season. The ...
Florida State Fair

State Fair Call for Entries, 2018 Family Living Competitive Exhibits

Floridians are truly fortunate to have a vibrant cultural tapestry, which provides us with a bounty of talent throughout the ...
Red Door No 5 Gallery

PRIMED: Opening Reception at Red Door No. 5 Gallery

Red Door No. 5, located in the old Tampa Heights Fire Station is excited to present PRIMED, featuring artists Caitlin ...

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