Important Dates

The Arts Council is committed to supporting the cultural industry in Hillsborough County through grants to nonprofit arts organizations and individual artists and by providing professional development programs to artists and organizations.

New Community Arts Impact Grants - Deadline July 13

Cultural Development Grant Panel Review - July 25

Visitor's Guide Cover Contest - July 31

Artists & Makers Bootcamp - August 11


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New Study Looks at Financial Stability of Visual Artists

The Creative Independent, a website of practical guides for artists of all types and published by Kickstarter Inc., recently conducted ...
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Art Harvest Show, Clearwater Dunedin

Artist Call: Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin 55th Annual Art Harvest

Art Harvest is a 55-year tradition for the Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin. It began as a small sidewalk craft show ...
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL

Deck the Great Hall at the MFA St Petersburg

Each year, the Museum of Fine Arts celebrates the holiday season with a Holiday Tree placed in the Great Hall ...
Artists & Makers Bootcamp

Artists & Makers Bootcamp! Professional Development for Creatives

A Professional Development Event for Creatives Join us for an intensive program focused on providing actionable, step-by-step strategies for artists ...
USF Opens RESTRICTED Exhibition, Hidden Gems from Their Collection

USF Opens RESTRICTED Exhibition, Hidden Gems from Their Collection

USF’s Contemporary Art Museum has a large collection and is bringing out some of its hidden gems with the Restricted ...
Call for Photographers

Call to Artist for “Terrains” Exhibit at The Center for Architecture Design in Ybor City

GalleryAIA calls all local artists to submit their work for consideration to be displayed in the “Terrains” exhibit on July ...
Public Art Call for Artists

Call for Public Art Postcard, Bradenton

Realize Bradenton invites southwest Florida artists to design a public art postcard in downtown Bradenton in the Village of the ...
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Call for Artists to Exhibit in Haunted, Historic Mansion: Dangerous Lullabies IV

Dangerous Lullabies IV is a group fine art exhibition showcased in Crystal Lake’s historic Dole Mansion for October 2018. This ...
Arts Council of Hillsborough County Residency Available

Call for Bryan, TX Artist in Residency Program

BCS Modern and The Arts Council of Brazos Valley invite artists to apply for a year long residency in Bryan, ...


Services & Projects


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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Hillsborough County Public Schools
Culture Builds Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs
Gobioff Foundation
Florida State of the Arts license plate