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Arts Integration Symposium 2017

Coming Feb. 10, 8th Annual Arts Integration Symposium for Educators

The Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Florida Center for Partnerships in Arts Integrated Teaching (PAInT) at USF-Sarasota Manatee ...
Call for Photographers

FMOPA 2017 Benefit Sale

The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts’ 2017 Benefit Sale gives FMoPA members the chance to display and sell their work ...
Hillsborough County Public Schools

Jobs: Art Educators in Hillsborough County Public Schools.

The Hillsborough County Public School district is currently looking for qualified applicants for elementary and middle school art positions. Qualifications ...
Call for Photographers

Open Call – Dek Unu Magazine January 2018

Dek Unu Magazine is open for submissions for its January issue. Dek Unu publishes monthly solo fine photoart portfolios online ...
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Open Call for Performers, Artists for GASP! 2018

Creative Loafing is currently hosting an open call for local artists and performers for our annual GASP! a performing arts ...
Public Art Call for Artists

Call to Artists for Public Art in South Hillsborough County, Deadline Jan 5

The SouthShore Arts Council is seeking to commission public art for the South Hillsborough County Community. The SAC is requesting ...
Mainsail Art Festival Accepting Applications, Deadline Dec 1

Mainsail Art Festival Accepting Applications, Deadline Dec 1

The 43rd Annual Mainsail Art Festival (St. Petersburg) is accepting applications from artists now through Dec. 1. The festival will ...
Dalia Colon

TB Association of Black Journalists Recognize Dalia Colon

The Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists held its annual Griot Drum Awards ceremony at the Florida Aquarium on Thurs., ...


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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 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