Tampa Bay Photographic Artists: Abstract Expression Artist Call

Tampa Bay Photographic Artists: Abstract Expression Artist Call

Tampa Bay Society of Photographic Artists presents: The Abstract Expression. Abstract art uses a visual language of shape, form, color and ...
7th Annual Lightning Celebration of the Arts

Deadline Nearing for 7th Annual Lightning Celebration of the Arts

The Tampa Bay Lightning is excited to announce the launch of our Seventh Annual Open Call to Artists exhibition at ...
Call to Artists for Project Dark Arts

Call to Artists for Project Dark Arts

Roügue Productions in collaboration with Shadoe Images have very dark things awaiting you as we explore the darker side of ...
Carrollwood Cultural Center

“Strange & Abnormal Figures Show:

The Strange & Abnormal Figures Show, presented by the Gallery at Carrollwood Cultural Center, is an art exhibition of expressive ...
Arts Council of Hillsborough County

Take Our Survey, Let Us Know How We’re Doing

In the summer of 2017, the Board of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County approved a three-year Strategic Plan—the first ...
A service provided by the Arts Council of Hillsborough County

Call for Art from HB Plant Museum

The Henry B. Plant Museum invites artists of all ages and levels of experience to help commemorate Henry Plant’s 199th ...
Arts Council of Hillsborough County Call for Artists

Call for Florida Artists: 100% Pure Florida 2019

Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is seeking submissions for 100% Pure Florida 2019. This exhibit is open to all Florida artists, ...
Ybor City

Grants Available for Special Events Happening in Ybor City

Ybor City Development Corporation (YCDC), Inc. is now accepting applications for its annual Special Events Co-sponsorship Grant Program for Fiscal ...
Public Art Speaker Series

City Hosts Public Art Speaker Series Beginning August 22

If you’ve ever explored Tampa’s extensive collection of public art throughout town but wished for more context to these works, ...
Florida Humanities Council

Humanities Council Seeks Nominations for Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing

Nominations are officially open for the Florida Humanities Council Florida Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing. This prestigious award honors a ...


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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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The Arts Mean Business!

$433 Million in Hillsborough County!

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.

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 on Arts and Culture and the State of Florida; the Gobioff Foundation; and when you purchase the Florida State of the Arts license plate.

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