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

Prodigy and UACDC Host Dance Battle

Prodigy and UACDC Host Dance Battle

Prodigy Turn Up Dance Battle Children and youth ages six to 18 are invited to compete for prizes in the ...
Job Notices, Arts Council of Hillsborough County

Job: Cultural Assets Commission Program Administrator, Arts Council, Hillsborough County

The Program Administrator for the Cultural Assets Commission is responsible for implementing and managing all aspects of the Cultural Assets ...
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Job Opportunity: Compliance Coordinator, Arts Council

The Compliance Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Executive Director in day-to-day operations, best practice methodologies, and human resources. RESPONSIBILITIES ...
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Job Opportunity: Tampa Museum of Art

VISITOR EXPERIENCE & ENGAGEMENT REPRESENTATIVE The Visitor Experience & Engagement Representative (VER) plays a significant role in providing a memorable ...
Call for Artists Listing, Arts Council of Hillsborough County

Call to Artists: ArtLAB – Live 2D Juried Art Show

2nd annual artLAB Call to Artists • Tampa Bay artists over 18 are invited to enter artLAB, an arts festival ...
Call for Photographers

Call for Photography: FMoPA 2018 Members Show

Calling all photographers! The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is now accepting submissions for its 18th annual Members Show. Museum ...


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.

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