Grant Programs from the Arts Council of Hillsborough County

Applications Being Accepted for Arts Council’s New Artist Grant Program

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The Arts Council’s Professional Development for Artists (PDA) Grant Program was established in recognition of the value and important contributions of creative individuals to the cultural vitality of the Hillsborough County. The program’s intent is to support and develop a vibrant, creative community that inspires, energizes and stimulates prosperity for residents and visitors alike.  

PDA Grants provide support for specific projects that will advance the careers of individual artists with established success on local, national or international levels. It is an annual grant program that provides financial support to emerging or established artists in a variety of disciplines for a single purpose: Funding attendance at a professional development experience or the purchase/rental of equipment that is pivotal to the advancement of the artist’s career. This program is open to literary, performing and visual artists residing in Hillsborough County. 

Applications for grants must be submitted with proper documentation by 4 pm, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017.

More information on the Professional Development for Artists Grant Program. 

Please Note: This program differs from the Individual Artist Grant Program offered in previous years. Please read the Guidelines carefully for eligibility, application requirements and answers to frequently asked questions.