Cultural Development Grant Recipients

The Arts Council awards grants annually to nonprofit arts organizations in Hillsborough County. Our Cultural Development Grant program is one of the few opportunities for nonprofit arts organizations to get funding for general operations. Applications are reviewed and scored by a panel of professionals.

Who We Support

In our current year, 2017-18, 23 organizations received $385,000 for general program support.


2016-17

  • AIA Tampa Bay – $6,126 for the Tampa Bay Design Week 2016
  • Bits ‘n Pieces Puppet Theatre – $13,328 for General Operating Support
  • Community Stepping Stones – $15,000 for General Operating Support
  • East Hillsborough Historical Society – $10,014 for General Operating Support
  • Florida Museum of Photographic Arts – $13,675 for General Operating Support
  • Friends of the Festival – $12,251 for General Operating Support
  • Friends of the Library – $6,748 for the Tampa-Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival
  • Gasparilla Festival of the Arts – $6,742 for the 47th Annual Gasparilla Festival of Art
  • Gasparilla International Film Festival – $6,323 for General Operating Support
  • HCC Ybor Gallery – $10,220 for General Operating Support
  • Jobsite Theater – $13,316 for General Operating Support
  • Moving Current – $9,781 for General Operating Support
  • New Tampa Players – $9,718 for General Operating Support
  • Philippine Cultural Foundation – $19,005 for General Operating Support
  • Powerstories – $10,014 for their upcoming season of four shows
  • Stageworks Theatre – $20,000 for General Operating Support
  • Tampa Metropolitan Youth Orchestra – $10,000 for their Winter Concerts
  • Tampa Museum of Art – $32,812 for the Photorealism: 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Painting Exhibition
  • Tampa Oratorio Singers – $9,271 for General Operating Support
  • Tampa Regional Artists – $6,409 for General Operating Support
  • Tampa Theatre – $50,000 for their Repertory Film Program
  • Tempus Projects – $10,014 for General Operating Support
  • The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay – $13,125 for General Operating Support
  • Una Voce – $9,503 for General Operating Support
  • USF Contemporary Art Museum – $32,931 for the Duke Riley: Flights of Fancy Exhibition
  • UT’s HB Plant Museum & Scarfone Hartley Gallery – $30,000 for the Live at Tampa Bay Hotel & Electronics Alive IX
  • Ybor City Museum Society – $13,675 for General Operating Support

2015-16

  • Bits ‘n Pieces Puppet Theatre – $13,714 for General Operating Support
  • Florida Museum of Photographic Arts – $13,329 for General Operating Support
  • Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County – $9,108 for Specific Project: Tampa-Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival
  • Gasparilla Festival of the Arts – $10,000 for Specific Project: 2016 Annual Festival of the Arts
  • Hillsborough Community College Foundation with Ybor Campus Gallery – $9,033 for General Operating Support
  • Jobsite Theater – $13,854 for General Operating Support
  • Moving Current – $9,183 for General Operating Support
  • Philippine Cultural Foundation – $18,014 for General Operating Support
  • Powerstories Theatre – $9,375 for Specific Project: “PowerPlay Series”
  • Stageworks – 13,886 for General Operating Support
  • Tampa Bay Arts & Education Network – $13,863 for Specific Project: Filmmaker Spotlight Series
  • Tampa Bay Heralds of Harmony – $9,025 for General Operating Support
  • Tampa Film Institute (dba Gasparilla Film Festival) – $8,725 for Specific Project: 2016 Annual Gasparilla International Film Festival
  • Tampa Metropolitan Youth Orchestra – $15,000 for General Operating Support
  • Tampa Museum of Art – $22,563 for Specific Project: Jaume Plensa: Human Landscape Exhibition
  • Tampa Oratorio Singers – $8,583 for General Operating Support
  • Tampa Theatre – $22,607 for Specific Project: Classic Film Series
  • Tempus Projects – $10,000 for General Operating Support
  • Univ. of Tampa (Plant Museum & Scarfone/Hartley Gallery) – $20,000 for Specific Project: Live at Tampa Bay Hotel and Scarfone exhibition
  • USF Contemporary Art Museum – $25,000 for Specific Project: Contemporary Art from Brazil Exhibition
  • Ybor City Museum Society – $13,713 for General Operating Support

2014-15

  • Bits ‘n Pieces Puppet Theatre – $14,512 for general operating support
  • Community Stepping Stones – $15,000 for general operating support
  • Crescendo – $ 9,199 for general operating support
  • Florida Museum of Photographic Arts – $13,900 for general operating support
  • Friends of the Festival, Inc – $14,342 for general operating support
  • Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County – $ 9,373 for the 2015 Tampa-Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival
  • Gasparilla Festival of the Arts – $10,000 for the 2015 Festival’s Kiley Gardens exhibits, emerging artists, festival documentation
  • Gasparilla Music Festival – $ 8,980 for the 2015 Gasparilla Music Festival
  • Gorilla Theatre – $ 8,995 for general operating support
  • Hillsborough Community College Foundation with Ybor Campus Gallery – $ 9,199 for general operating support
  • Jobsite Theater – $14,685 for general operating support
  • Moving Current – $ 9,810 for general operating support
  • Philippine Cultural Center – $18,081 for general operating support
  • Powerstories Theatre – $10,000 for the “PowerPlay Series”
  • Stageworks – $14,942 for general operating support
  • Tampa Bay Heralds of Harmony – $ 9,010 for general operating support
  • Tampa Film Institute – $ 9,169 for the 9th Annual Gasparilla International Film Festival
  • Tampa Metropolitan Youth Orchestra – $ 9,433 for general operating support
  • Tampa Museum of Art – $19,198 for the The Art of Norman Rockwell Exhibition
  • Tampa Oratorio Singers – $ 9,010 for general operating support
  • Tampa Theatre – $20,000 for the Classic Movie Series
  • The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay – $14,217 for general operating support
  • Una Voce – $ 9,327 for general operating support
  • Univ. of Tampa (Plant Museum & Scarfone/Hartley Gallery) – $20,000 for the Live at Tampa Bay Hotel and Electronics Alive VIII exhibition
  • USF Contemporary Art Museum – $19,077 for the Enhanced! Exhibition
  • Ybor City Museum Society – $13,866 for general operating support

2013-14

  • Arts Council of Plant City
  • Bits ‘N Pieces Puppet Theatre
  • Crescendo: The Tampa Bay Women’s Chorus
  • Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
  • Florida Wind Band
  • Friends of the Festival – TIGLFF
  • Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County
  • Gasparilla Festival of the Arts
  • Gorilla Theatre
  • Gulf Coast Youth Choirs
  • HCC Ybor Campus Art Gallery
  • Jobsite Theatre
  • Life Enrichment Center
  • Master Chorale of Tampa Bay
  • MacDonald Training Center
  • Moving Current
  • Nathan B. Stubblefield Foundation – WMNF Community Radio
  • Philippine Cultural Foundation
  • Stageworks Theatre
  • Tampa Bay Heralds of Harmony Chorus
  • Tampa Museum of Art
  • Tampa Oratorio Singers
  • Una Voce: The Florida Men’s Chorale
  • UT for HB Plant Museum and Scarfone / Hartley Gallery
  • USF Contemporary Art Museum
  • Ybor City Museum Society

2012-13

  • Arts Council of Plant City
  • Bits ‘N Pieces Puppet Theatre
  • Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
  • Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County
  • Gasparilla International Film Festival
  • Gulf Coast Youth Choirs
  • HCC Ybor Campus Art Gallery
  • Henry B. Plant Museum
  • Jobsite Theatre
  • Life Enrichment Center
  • Master Chorale of Tampa Bay
  • MacDonald Training Center
  • Moving Current
  • Spanish Lyric Theatre
  • Stageworks Theatre
  • Tampa Bay Heralds of Harmony Chorus
  • Tampa Museum of Art
  • Tampa Oratorio Singers
  • Tampa Theatre
  • UT Scarfone / Hartley Gallery
  • USF Contemporary Art Museum
  • Ybor City Museum Society

2011-12

  • Arts Council of Plant City
  • Bits ‘N Pieces Puppet Theatre
  • Center Place Fine Arts & Civic Association
  • Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
  • Friends of the Festival
  • Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County
  • Gulf Coast Youth Choirs
  • HCC Ybor Campus Art Gallery
  • Henry B. Plant Museum
  • Jobsite Theatre
  • Life Enrichment Center
  • Master Chorale of Tampa Bay
  • Moving Current
  • Stageworks Theatre
  • Tampa Bay Heralds of Harmony Chorus
  • Tampa Film Institute/ Gasparilla International Film Festival
  • Tampa Museum of Art
  • Tampa Theatre
  • University of Tampa Scarfone / Hartley Gallery
  • USF Contemporary Art Museum
  • Ybor City Museum Society

 

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 and fundraising events such as FIVE by FIVE. We are grateful for the continued support of our community that makes art happen.