Volunteers are at the heart of every successful arts organization. Whether you volunteer for a project, an ongoing service or an organization’s programs, giving of the treasure of your time is ALWAYS needed and greatly appreciated. Please call us at (813) 276-8250 or send us an email via our Contact page to find out how you can help the Arts Council serve our community.
Want to volunteer at one of Hillsborough County’s nonprofit arts organizations? These groups could use your support: Volunteers Needed page.
Be an Advocate
When we stand together we make a greater impact. Whether it is on the local level with the Arts Council or as part of a state, regional or national organization, you can make your belief in the importance of the arts count. Join or contact:
State Advocacy Organization(s)
State Arts Agency
You can make an investment in the future of our neighborhoods, communities, and the Greater Tampa-Hillsborough Region by making a donation to support the programs, services or projects of the Arts Council. If you would like to make a special purpose donation or memorial contribution, please call Martine Meredith Collier at 813.276.8250 to make arrangements that suit your needs. Your support makes art happen! Make an online donation through our sister nonprofit, Culture Connects Tampa Bay.
Buy the License Plate that Supports Local Arts
Choose the Florida “State of the Arts” license plate next time you renew and support your LOCAL arts. $20 of every plate fee is tax-deductible and gets returned to the county in which it was purchased. In Hillsborough County, the Arts Council uses your $20 to fund programs and services in visual, performing and literary arts.
To buy the arts plate at any time other than when you renew, simply visit your local tag office, turn in your current plate and receive your new one on the spot. Hit the road knowing you’re driving for the arts!
The Arts Council is proud to have led the 1994 campaign to create the Florida State of the Arts license plate — benefiting local arts agencies across the state!
Be A Grant Panelist
Participation on local grant panels is one way to be directly involved in supporting the local artists and arts organizations in our community. The Arts Council invites you to apply to be part of our grant process. Each of our grant programs is adjudicated by a multi-member panel who review and score applications independently. The panel’s recommendations are taken to our Board of Directors for a final decision on funding. Find out more about being a grant panelist and apply online.
We appreciate your support and hope you will support the arts through donations, volunteering or attending cultural events. Please call us at (813) 276-8250 or get in touch through our Contact Us page.