Welcome to the Hillsborough Arts Council

Igniting the arts within us

ARCO

Connecting arts, community, and culture for all

The Hillsborough Arts Council has been enriching the lives of Hillsborough County residents through arts and culture for more than 50 years. We provide an essential support system for local artists, allowing them to thrive and enhance the way we live, work, and play. We also invest in local artists, arts organizations, and arts programs to enhance access to culture in every corner of Hillsborough County. Whether you’re an organization, a local artist, or an art lover, the Hillsborough Arts Council exists to ignite the arts within all of us.

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Calendar & events

September 6, 2021 - May 30, 2022
Henry B. Plant Museum
Step back in time and enjoy the single-character performances that bring turn-of–the-century Tampa Bay Hotel staff members and guests to life. Each character is based wholly or in part on actual Hotel staff and guests. Based on original research conducted by the Henry Plant Museum, these characters recreate the attitudes and mores of the times […]
November 2, 2021 - November 29, 2022
WATERWORKS PARK PAVILION
Poetica presents a weekly creative dance class taught by dance educator and choreographer Amanda Sieradzki. This class uses contemporary/modern dance technique and holistic brain-based methods to keep both brain & body strong and healthy.  Each week, class will focus on a different dance movement concept, including a BrainDance warm-up, floor and center work, dance technique, […]
November 9, 2021 - December 6, 2022
WATERWORKS PARK PAVILION
Poetica presents a weekly creative dance class taught by dance educator and choreographer Amanda Sieradzki. This class uses contemporary/modern dance technique and holistic brain-based methods to keep both brain & body strong and healthy.  Each week, class will focus on a different dance movement concept, including a BrainDance warm-up, floor and center work, dance technique, […]
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Artist spotlight

Nneka Jones
Growing up in the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago to be exact, was one of the main factors that has molded Nneka Jones into the artist she is today. Her astounding love for color and special attention to detail, as influenced by her culture, have always been prominent throughout her artistic journey. The artist was never one to accept mediocrity, not only in art, but also in her everyday life and had always been willing to take on a challenge. This led her to take the risk of leaving behind her family and friends to travel the world in pursuit of both sharing and gaining versatile experiences that would enhance her artistry.

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