The Cultural Development Grant Program provides general program support to local cultural organizations with programming that not only serves diverse audiences but also reaches geographically diverse communities. It is the intent of the program to encourage the development of both cultural and administrative operations of these organizations. Funds provided through this grant program are also intended to enhance the organization’s ability to attract new audiences and increase funding from other sources.
An organization applying for a grant must have as its primary mission the delivery of cultural programs. Cultural disciplines encompass, but are not limited to: architecture, crafts, creative writing, dance, history, literature, media arts, music, photography, theatre, traditional arts, visual arts, and the execution, exhibition, or presentation of such allied cultural forms.
Grant applications for FY24 are not open, dates are TBD.
To read about this grant in greater detail, please read the guidelines and FAQs below. If you have questions about the program, eligibility, or application, please contact us at Arts@HillsboroughCounty.org.
Details and Documents
Current Year Grant Guidelines | Eligibility Quiz | Sample Application | FAQ’s | Administration Manual | Change Request
The Community Arts Impact Grant (CAIG) Program is designed to make arts and cultural opportunities more accessible for underserved populations across Hillsborough County. We are committed to supporting geographic, ethnic and age diversity, as well as programs that serve veterans and people with disabilities. Additionally, this grant program is meant to provide nimble/flexible funding while serving as a “training opportunity” for small, community-based organizations that are new to grant writing and/or seeking support from the Arts Council of Hillsborough County.
Community Arts Impact Grants are awarded on a competitive basis and are judged on community engagement and impact; cultural/artistic merit of project; and financial and administrative oversight. Applications for FY24 are not open, and dates are TBD. If you have questions about the program, eligibility, or application, Arts@HillsboroughCounty.org.
Details & Documents
Change Request | FAQ’s | Sample Application | Sample Eligibility Quiz | Scoring Rubric | Administration Manual
The Arts Council has created a separate division of the Community Arts Impact Grant for colleges and universities. The Community Arts Impact Grant-Colleges/Universities (CAIG/CU) is a competitive arts funding opportunity for colleges and universities whose administrative headquarters are located within Hillsborough County.
The purpose of this grant is to benefit the citizens of Hillsborough County through the creation of community projects of a cultural nature that actively engage a diverse range of Hillsborough County citizen voices and participants in the planning and implementation of the project.
Applications for FY24 are not open, and dates are TBD.
Please read the grant overview below for further information. If you have questions about the program, eligibility, or application, Arts@HillsboroughCounty.org.
Details and Documents
Sample Application | Sample Eligibility Quiz | Scoring Rubric | FAQ’s | Administration Manual
Mark your calendar for these grant dates:
Arts organizations and artists receiving funding must display the Hillsborough County logo on all promotional materials and give proper credit for funding, as stated in the grant contract, to increase awareness of local funding for the arts and its importance. Artists must display credit for funding on their website, in social media, printed and electronic collateral by displaying the logos and/or a text statement.