Your guide to arts & culture

Links & resources

Topics, resources in the arts

These resources and links are provided as a service. The Council does not endorse and is not responsible for any content or products which may be available or advertised on any other sites. We do our best to ensure the links are correct, however, please let us know if you find a link is broken or a resource contains inappropriate content.
  • Arts and Business resources from Americans for the Arts (12/ 2018)
  • Pocket Guides to Insurance for artists and arts organizations, a one-stop resource for crash courses in insurance for the arts, specific to the needs of your discipline. (12/2018)
  • Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 Summary for Hillsborough County — Summary of economic impact data of nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences in Hillsborough County. Data was collected throughout 2016 and published in 2017. This Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 study was conducted by the Arts Council of Hillsborough County in partnership with the Americans for the Arts.
  • Creative Industries Report, Hillsborough County, 2015 — From Americans for the Arts. The two-page PDF reports contain a color map of the area and a table listing the number of arts businesses and employees by industry sub-categories. The Creative Industries research uses Dun & Bradstreet data to document the number of arts-related businesses and employees in any geographical region or political jurisdiction. Data current as of January 1, 2015. We’re unable to link to it as AFTA prohibits electronic distribution. Please call the Arts Council of Hillsborough County for a copy.
  • Economic Impact of Arts-Related Business in Florida — Data from an Americans for the Arts survey on arts-related businesses and jobs in eight Florida regions. (Americans for the Arts, January 2011)
  • Arts & Culture Guide of Tampa-Hillsborough – An annual publication of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and distributed free throughout Hillsborough County. Features a directory of nonprofit arts organizations, seasonal calendar and other cultural information. Call the Arts Council for free copies or download from this site.
  • Hillsborough County Cultural Plan — Comprehensive publication defining six long-range goals for Hillsborough County. Recommends actions and funding to develop culture in Hillsborough County.
  • Multicultural Guide for visitors from Visit Tampa Bay — Publication presents an overview of annual multicultural events. Highlights local African-American, Asian-American and Hispanic services, entertainment and cultural businesses as well as a brief history of the area’s diverse heritage.

Public Art – Artist Registries

Public Art Associations, Networks (membership-based)

Public Art Sites that List Calls

Public Art Reading

  • Add Value Add Art – A public art resource guide for developers from the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (PDF). Contains photos and examples of artist-made building segments, integrated art and freestanding works.
  • Book – Artist’s Guide to Public Art, Lynn Basa (2008)
  • Call for Artists Resource Guide – PDF from Americans for the Arts Public Art Network that is a guide to announcing and describing projects to artists. Breaks down types and parts of the call for artists.
  • Public Art by the Book, edited by Barbara Goldstein (2005)
  • Public Art Review – Journal devoted exclusively to the field of contemporary public art.

Public Art Websites