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Safety Harbor Public Library Announces Bike Rack Design Contest

The Safety Harbor Public Library and the Friends of the Safety Harbor Library are seeking design submissions for new, artistic ...
Call for Auditions

Be a Kid again in KIDSPEAK 3.0 Staged Reading – Auditions TONIGHT

Carrollwood Players Theatre announces open auditions for Kidspeak An Original CWP Black Box Production Directed by Tracy Crews Kidspeak is ...
Powerstories Theatre

‘Motherhood Out Loud’ Open Auditions

Motherhood Out Loud – conceived by Susan R. Rose and Joan Stein Location – Powerstories Theatre, 2105 W. Kennedy Blvd ...
Call for Photographers

Dek Unu Magazine – Call for Submissions, March Issue

Dek Unu Magazine: March 2018 Issue Dek Unu Magazine publishes solo fine photoart portfolios monthly online themed and curated by ...
Call for Photographers

FMoPA International Photography Competition

The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA) is now accepting submissions for its 8th annual “International Photography Competition.” Photographers from ...
USF Theatre Hosts World Premiere of Oliver Smith Theatrical Designs Exhibition

USF Theatre Hosts World Premiere of Oliver Smith Theatrical Designs Exhibition

The Designs of Oliver Smith Theatre lovers, especially those drawn to the artistry of set designs, renderings and the architectural ...


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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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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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Florida State of the Arts license plate