Arts funding, classes, and resources

Igniting our local arts community

Educators and Organizations

Supporting our vibrant cultural sector

The arts and cultural sector within our county not only provides the backbone of a growing economy but gives every resident a higher quality of life. We at the Arts Council are here to provide funding, support, and resources to enable the great work our local cultural institutions are doing. Teachers, students, and parents can also find resources to help inspire the next generation of artists and innovators.

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Grant programs

As an impact investor in the local arts community, the Arts Council features grant opportunities for local cultural organizations, nonprofit organizations, higher education institutions, and more. Our grant program supports the development of a vibrant, creative community that inspires and energizes residents and visitors alike. Visit our grants page and explore the opportunities.

Education programs

Field trips, in-school performances, student workshops, and more. The Hillsborough Arts Council helps promote a wide variety of education programs designed to enrich your students’ learning experiences.

Calendar & events

Each year, thousands of local residents are brought together through events made possible with Arts Council funds. Use the form to find something cool in your area.
Art Lovers
May 11, 2024 - June 22, 2024
Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Airport / Westshore
America’s largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner theatre show is now playing! Solve a hilarious mystery while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The culprit is hiding in plain sight somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect before you know it! Join us for an event that […]
Art Lovers
May 31, 2024 - June 13, 2024
Tampa Theatre
Runs May 31 – June 13 1h 40m / R / Comedy, Drama TRAILER A touching portrait of family and friendship, Ezra follows Max Bernal (Bobby Cannavale), a stand-up comedian living with his father (Robert De Niro) while struggling to co-parent his autistic son Ezra (introducing William Fitzgerald) with his ex-wife (Rose Byrne). When forced to confront difficult decisions about their […]
Art Lovers
June 6, 2024
Tampa Museum of Art
Every Thursday from 4 to 8 pm, the Tampa Museum of Art offers Art on the House where admission prices change to pay-as-you-will, and visitors choose whatever admission price they want to pay. Bring the family and celebrate 100 years of art in Tampa with exhibitions that emphasize ancient, modern, and contemporary art. Beginning at 4 pm every Thursday, walk up to the Welcome Desk and […]
Art Lovers
June 8, 2024
Carrollwood Cultural Center
The Carrollwood Market supports local vendors selling what’s made in Tampa Bay! Find a variety of fresh produce, plants, farmed eggs, meats, baked goods, artisan products, lunch bites, local art, handcrafts, and more. Enjoy live music under the trees during this dog-friendly event is fun for all ages. The Carrollwood Market is held the second […]
Art Lovers
June 8, 2024
Carrollwood Cultural Center
The Carrollwood Market supports local vendors selling what’s made in Tampa Bay! Find a variety of fresh produce, plants, farmed eggs, meats, baked goods, artisan products, lunch bites, local art, handcrafts, and more. Enjoy live music under the trees during this dog-friendly event is fun for all ages. The Carrollwood Market is held the second […]
Art Lovers
June 8, 2024
Tampa Theatre
Tampa Theatre and Outback Presents will welcome comedian Ali Siddiq and his I Got A Story To Tell tour to the Theatre’s historic stage at 7:00pm Saturday, June 8. Ali Siddiq is stand-up comedian and public speaker out of Houston, TX. His unique style of stand-up began behind the walls of incarceration, an incubator for interesting experiences […]
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Programs & educational experiences

Art Lovers
March 18, 2024 - June 26, 2024
Gallery 221 HCC
Live-Work is an exploration of built environments in transition and how we move through them. It takes its name from the language of mixed-use development, asking us to consider the connection between labor, recreation, daily life and cultural perceptions of place. Three artists—matthew anthony batty, Dakota Parkinson and Andrés Ramirez—speak to the transformative processes involved […]
Educational
May 14, 2024 - June 25, 2024
Dance World ( University Mall Tampa)
Sign-up on Eventbrite: https://dancekonpa.eventbrite.com $25 Payment options: CashApp $JRRSTUDIOS – Zelle (305) 298-6990 Never danced Konpa?! No Problem! Join us to learn the fundamentals of Haiti’s National music dance style. For beginners and those already dancers looking to reinforce the basics. • Musicality • Basics • Connection • Speaking with your hands • Silent Communication […]
Educational
May 21, 2024 - July 2, 2024
Dance World ( University Mall Tampa)
Sign-up on Eventbrite: https://dancekonpa.eventbrite.com $25 Payment options: CashApp $JRRSTUDIOS – Zelle (305) 298-6990 Never danced Konpa?! No Problem! Join us to learn the fundamentals of Haiti’s National music dance style. For beginners and those already dancers looking to reinforce the basics. • Musicality • Basics • Connection • Speaking with your hands • Silent Communication […]
Educational
May 28, 2024 - July 9, 2024
Dance World ( University Mall Tampa)
Sign-up on Eventbrite: https://dancekonpa.eventbrite.com $25 Payment options: CashApp $JRRSTUDIOS – Zelle (305) 298-6990 Never danced Konpa?! No Problem! Join us to learn the fundamentals of Haiti’s National music dance style. For beginners and those already dancers looking to reinforce the basics. • Musicality • Basics • Connection • Speaking with your hands • Silent Communication […]
Educational
June 4, 2024 - July 16, 2024
Dance World ( University Mall Tampa)
Sign-up on Eventbrite: https://dancekonpa.eventbrite.com $25 Payment options: CashApp $JRRSTUDIOS – Zelle (305) 298-6990 Never danced Konpa?! No Problem! Join us to learn the fundamentals of Haiti’s National music dance style. For beginners and those already dancers looking to reinforce the basics. • Musicality • Basics • Connection • Speaking with your hands • Silent Communication […]
Educational
June 11, 2024 - July 23, 2024
Dance World ( University Mall Tampa)
Sign-up on Eventbrite: https://dancekonpa.eventbrite.com $25 Payment options: CashApp $JRRSTUDIOS – Zelle (305) 298-6990 Never danced Konpa?! No Problem! Join us to learn the fundamentals of Haiti’s National music dance style. For beginners and those already dancers looking to reinforce the basics. • Musicality • Basics • Connection • Speaking with your hands • Silent Communication […]
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Links & resources

For your convenience, we’ve developed a master list of local, state, and national arts and culture organizations and info.
Educators and Organizations