Networking with the Arts Council of Hillsborough CountyWe get together each month for social and professional networking for artists and arts organizations of all disciplines. These are usually small- to medium-size meetings which makes it easier to get to know each other. Some people attend regularly and others drop in periodically so there’s a good chance you’ll see people you haven’t met before. We hold the meetings in a setting related to one of the arts which allows hosts to showcase their organization. The meetings are free. Sign up for our email list to get word of the next meeting.


Workshops from the Arts Council of Hillsborough CountyWe offer special events and workshops for the arts community. Some of those are:
We’ve also held workshops on small business development, social media and our grant programs.  Sign up for our email list to find out when we schedule more.


FIVE by FIVE logoFIVE by FIVE was created by our Artists Advisory Committee to raise important funds for artist programs and bring more awareness to our arts community. The annual event showcases performances from local professionals in theatre, dance, music and spoken word as well as 5″x5″ pieces of art from artists worldwide. FIVE by FIVE was created with several goals in mind — to give all artists an additional opportunity to show their work and to make possible the collection/purchasing of artwork for an affordable amount. It was felt this would also enable those who might not usually buy original art to start collecting and thereby benefit artists beyond this one-night event. Buyers choose the work they purchase based on its appeal only and not whether the artist is known or unknown since all work is shown anonymously. The event raises money for the individual artist programs of the Arts Council.

Sign up for our email list to find out about the next FIVE by FIVE event.


Artists and arts organizations can post their events and classes for free on our website which features entertainment, recreational and educational art events throughout Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties. This is a great place to publicize your activities. By posting it once on, your event may publish on one of our partner sites such as Clearwater Arts Alliance, St. Petersburg Arts Alliance and the Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts. The website also provides directories of arts organizations, artists and venues.