Important Dates

Grant Programs

Cultural Development Grants - Apply May 21 - June 15

New Community Arts Impact Grants - Apply May 21 - July 13

Application Workshop May 21

NEW THIS YEAR - All Applications Online

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.

From Our Blog

Visit Tampa Bay Visitor Guide Cover Contest

Call: Visit Tampa Bay Visitor’s Guide Cover Contest

Nonprofit Grants Open

Grant Programs Open; New Grant Program for Local Nonprofits

The Arts Council, Hillsborough County’s Local Arts Agency, has announced two of its grant programs are opening to applications: its ...
Workshop Conferences Education

Workshop: Using Census Data for Needs in Grantwriting

Do you write grants for your organization? The Hillsborough Grants Collaborative is an all-volunteer run Collaborative that provides opportunities for ...
Arts Council of Hillsborough County Call for Artists

Strange Figurations

Strange Figurations is an international, thematic group exhibition curated and hosted by the Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY. The exhibition is ...
A service provided by the Arts Council of Hillsborough County

42nd Annual Holiday Market (formerly Christmas Under the Oaks) Call for Exhibitors

CALL FOR ARTISTS It’s Holiday Market time again! Formerly known as Christmas Under the Oaks and held at Coachman Park, ...
TampaRep Announces 8th Season, Three Productions

TampaRep Announces 8th Season, Three Productions

Tampa Repertory Theatre will kick off its 8th full season in September with three modern productions: Heisenberg, Copenhagen and Stupid ...


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 of 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