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
March 1, 2024
Tampa Theatre
TICKETS ON SALE SOON For two decades, Tampa Theatre’s signature fundraiser WineFest has shown up for some of the most important moments in cinematic history with themes like The Vineyard of Oz, Rebel Without a Cork, The Grapest Showman, and last year’s Forrest Grape. We look forward to announcing the somewhat spectral theme for WineFest 2024 in September. In the meantime, […]
Art Lovers
March 2, 2024 - March 3, 2024
Jullian B. Lane Riverfront Park
The Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts is one of the top outdoor, juried fine arts shows in the United States, showcasing a wide variety of art mediums and price points. We invite you to discover why this festival has been a must-see event for art lovers for more than 50 years.
Art Lovers
March 3, 2024
New Tampa Performing Arts Center
Cypress Creek Jazz Band, a seven-piece New Orleans style jazz ensemble, is bringing Mardi Gras and the spirit of NOLA to NTPAC! Get ready to let the good times roll at this musical Mardi Gras version of NTPAC’s popular New Tampa Unplugged series. Tickets are $13 for a theater seat and $15 for a table […]
Art Lovers
March 8, 2024
Power Stories
After an extended intermission, we are back and better than before. Having endured over a year without live theatre, we are sure you have something to say and we have just the safe space to say it. Make us laugh. Make us cry. We invite you back to Powerstories’ Open Mic to tell your story […]
Art Lovers
March 9, 2024
HCC Ybor YPAB Building
Step into the vibrant world of the “Roux” Pride Music Arts Festival, where the magic of New Orleans-style music and culinary delights merge to create an unforgettable celebration of the culture and arts present in Tampa. Join us for a flavorful extravaganza as we pay tribute to the rich musical heritage of New Orleans. The […]
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Programs & educational experiences

Art Lovers
January 16, 2024 - April 16, 2024
Firehouse Cultural Center
Teen Workshop – TMA@Firehouse SELECT TUESDAYS 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM January 16 February 13 March 19 April 16 Teen artists will explore a variety of mediums and work closely with innovative local teaching artists. With mentorship and socialization at the forefront, they’ll learn about different paths in art while developing their skills and experimenting with […]
Educational
January 23, 2024 - March 5, 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
January 30, 2024 - March 12, 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
February 6, 2024 - March 19, 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
February 13, 2024 - March 26, 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
February 20, 2024 - April 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 […]
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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