Individual Artist Grant Program

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 grant period begins March 1 and ends Sept. 15. This is a reimbursement grant. 

For Our Current Artist Grant Recipients 



ALL 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 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. 

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2017 Artist Grant Program

Deadline to Submit Online: Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, 5 pm – PROGRAM CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS

Panel Review of Grants: Thursday, Feb. 16. 

Eligibility for Program

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.

Online Submissions

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

Free Reviews

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.


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