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Auditions Beehive

AUDITIONS for BEEHIVE, the 60’s musical – Spanish Lyric Theatre

AUDITIONS for BEEHIVE, the 60’s musical will be held January 10 and 11, 2018 from 7-10 pm at the Wellswood ...
Call for Artists Listing, Arts Council of Hillsborough County

Open Call to Artists: Feb/March 2018 Exhibit “A Celebration of Women,” Jimmie B. Keel Library

The Gallery @ 2902, in the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, is accepting artist applications for the upcoming exhibit “A ...
Library Abolishes Late Fees in 2018

Library Abolishes Late Fees in 2018

Good news for procrastinators beginning January 1, 2018! Hillsborough County Public Libraries will no longer charge late fines on materials ...

Art Stars Scholarships Program Calls for Applicants

Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts Announces The 2018 Charlie Hounchell Art Stars Scholarships Program Tampa Bay Businesses for ...
artist grants program

Changes to Our Artist Grant Program

Have you been eyeing a residency with a master artist but the cost has stood in your way? Or, there’s ...
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Want to Be a Grant Panelist for the Arts Council?

The Arts Council invites members of the community to apply to serve as a panelist for our grant programs.  Grant ...


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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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Gobioff Foundation
Florida State of the Arts license plate