Theatre Tampa Bay

And the Winner Is… Theatre Tampa Bay Announces Annual Awards

Congratulations to the winners of Theatre Tampa Bay’s Annual Awards! The winners were announced at last weekend’s gala bash at ...
Florida CraftArt Offbeat Bijou

Artist Call for Offbeat Bijou: Alternative materials, processes and ideas in Jewelry

Florida CraftArt, along with the curators, invites artists who make jewelry using nontraditional methods, materials or concepts to apply for exhibition ...
Tampa Fringe

Applications Open! Be Part of 3rd Annual Tampa Fringe!

Applications for the 3rd Annual Tampa International Fringe Festival are now open. This years lottery includes diversity & Spanish-speaking lotteries! ...
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Fringe Call for Art – Five Labs Art Show

Florida InnoVation and Education (FIVE) Labs. A new and innovative facility designed to educate the next generation of healthcare professionals ...

Music, Art’s Alive at Saturday’s ArtLAB Festival

Art comes alive on Saturday, Oct. 20, when the annual ArtLAB festival presents live painting and hands-on creative activities at ...

Call to Artists: Florida State Fair Creative Living Competitions

The Florida State Fair is proud to showcase the bounty of talented Florida residents from around the state in the ...
AIA Holiday Shop

Call for Entries: AIA Tampa Bay and TBFAD 2018 Holiday Shop

AIA Tampa Bay and the Foundation for Architecture and Design invites artists, crafters, and artisans to submit entries for our ...

Auditions for La Verbena de la Paloma, Spanish Lyric Theatre

Spanish Lyric Theatre is excited to announce auditions for the Spanish language musical La Verbena de la Paloma, a Spanish ...
Call for Artists, Arts Council of Hillsborough County

Call for Artists | Winter Park Paint Out

The Polasek Museum hosts the Winter Park Paint Out (April 21-27, 2019), a week-long plein air festival, every April and Tampa Bay ...
FMoPA Photography Benefit Sale Call for Entries

FMoPA Photography Benefit Sale Call for Entries

The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is now accepting submissions to its annual Photography Benefit Sale. The benefit sale gives ...


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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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