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


Art Basel Miami

Curious About Art Basel Miami? Check Out TMA’s Art Basel 101

Art Basel 101 Thursday, August 9, 2018 | 6-7:30p Dickey Family Lecture Hall Learn all about Art Basel 2018 at ...
Call for Auditions

West Coast Players Holding Auditions for Bell, Book and Candle

Director Jessica Burchfield is holding auditions for John Van Druten’s play, Bell, Book and Candle on Sunday and Monday, July ...
Job Opportunity Badge

Tour and Education Programs Coordinator at Tampa Museum of Art

Tampa Museum of Art is recruiting for a Tour and Education Programs Coordinator. Position’s Role Under the supervision of the ...
Call for Writers

Alternative Arts Magazine Seeks Fall 2018 submissions

Alternative art and literature magazine The Matador Review is accepting submissions for the Fall 2018 publication. We publish poetry, fiction, ...
Job Notices, Arts Council of Hillsborough County

Art & Framing Retail Sales Associate Wanted

Art & Framing Retail Sales Associate, Part-Time Position Description: The Art & Framing Retail Consultant is a salesperson first and ...
Apply Now for Opening on Arts Council's Board of Directors

Apply Now for Opening on Arts Council’s Board of Directors

The Arts Council of Hillsborough County is accepting applications for one open position on its 15-member Board of Directors through ...
Understanding WordPress Workshop, Tues., July 17

Understanding WordPress Workshop, Tues., July 17

Understanding WordPress Workshop Tuesday, July 17, 2018 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Presented by the Digital Yard at the  Entrepreneur ...
Plant City Main Street

Plant City Main Street Seeks Executive Director

Plant City Main Street is seeking an Executive Director to coordinate downtown revitalization activities using the Main Street Four-Point Approach ...

Hillsborough BOCC Receive 2018 Public Leadership in the Arts National Award for County Arts Leadership

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2018—Americans for the Arts and the National Association of Counties (NACo) yesterday awarded Hillsborough Board of County ...
New Tampa Players Seek Special Needs Performers, Director, Coordinator for the Penguin Project

New Tampa Players Seek Special Needs Performers, Director, Coordinator for the Penguin Project

New Tampa Players & The Penguin Project Empowering Children with Special Needs Through Theatre What is the Penguin Project? Established ...


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.

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