The annual Arts Council’s Individual Artists Grant (IAG) program provides financial assistance to accomplished Hillsborough County artists to further their professional development through specific projects. This annual grant program opens in the Fall for applications for funding in the following year. The funding period begins March 1 and ends Sept. 15. This is a reimbursement grant.
The artist must be a Hillsborough County resident for two years at the time of application and be able to show artistic accomplishments through their professional artistic resume, quality of work samples, public reviews, solo exhibitions, publication, etc. Other requirements are detailed in our IAG Grant Guidelines which also include information on how to apply, what expenses are covered and how grants are scored by the review panel.
NEW THIS YEAR – Submissions are electronic, online.
The Arts Council is piloting electronic submission this year. The application, work samples, proof of residency and supporting documents can be submitted online. Please refer to the 2017 Guidelines document for more information and how to apply. THIS APPLICATION PERIOD IS CLOSED.
Grant Questions Hour
Every Tuesday at 3 pm up until two weeks before the application deadline, artists can meet with Arts Council staff to discuss the application process, eligibility, work samples, etc. This is very helpful to get questions answered before you begin writing. MORE INFO
Artists can receive a free courtesy review of their completed application draft and work samples with Arts Council staff up to one week prior to the application deadline. Call 813-276-8250 to schedule a time.
2017 Artist Grant Program
Dates to remember:
Deadline to Submit Online: Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, 5 pm
Panel Review of Grants: Thursday, Feb. 16. (This is date change!)
- 2017 IAG Guidelines (PDF)
- 2017 IAG Application (Word doc)
- Review Criteria and Scoring (PDF)
- How to Create Your Professional Artist Resume/ CV
- Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
- Helpful Tips for Writing Your Grant (PDF)
- SEE WHO HAS RECEIVED Our Individual Artist Grants
For artists who have received funding from our Individual Artist Grant Program.
Acknowledging Credit for Funding
Arts organizations and artists receiving funding must display the Arts Council logo and County logo on all applicable promotional materials to increase awareness of the importance of local funding for the arts. Grantees must include the Council’s logo on their website with a link to TampaArts.com and give credit to the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners through a text statement or logo. In addition, grantees must provide credit on all news releases; print, radio and television advertising; publications (print and digital); and programs. Wherever possible, include the Arts Council’s logo and Hillsborough County’s logo, however if not possible, the proper text-only credit would read: With the Support of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners.
- Arts Council logo – low res for web (jpg) – When used on your website, please link the logo to http://TampaArts.com
- Hillsborough County logo (jpg)
Do you need higher resolution versions, different formats or sizes? Please call us at 813-276-8250 and will send to you.
WHERE THE ARTS COUNCIL GETS MONEY FOR GRANTS
The Arts Council’s grant programs are made possible thanks to funds from the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners, donations received from individuals through Hillsborough Arts, Inc. and fundraising events such as FIVE by FIVE and Heart of the Arts. We are grateful for the continued support of our community that makes art happen. Make a donation to Hillsborough Arts.