About the Hillsborough Arts Council

Igniting our culture, community, and economy

What we do, why we matter

As the designated local arts agency by the State of Florida, the Hillsborough Arts Council provides a unified voice for all cultural organizations and activities in the Tampa and Hillsborough County region. We promote the good news about the cultural vitality of our community to a national audience while providing grants, unified marketing efforts, research, and advocacy to help our entire cultural community thrive.
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Our mission
Our mission is to ignite, advance, and promote arts and culture in every region of Hillsborough County.
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Our vision
Our vision is a community where arts and culture are recognized as integral to the lives of all people.
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Our future
We’re committed to lead the charge to ensure a healthy environment for arts and culture in this community for generations to come.
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Our economic difference

Our efforts play a vital role in making our area more appealing to new residents, tourists, and employers looking for a new home. Arts and culture also provide direct economic impact by creating jobs, attracting investments, generating tax revenue, and more.

Board of directors

The Council’s Board of Directors is comprised of 15 members appointed by the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners and three to six ex-officio members. Appointed Board members serve four-year terms. The Board meets the fourth Thursday of every month and meetings are open to the public.
  • CLARENCE J. (C.J.) ROBERTS (Chair)
    Tampa Bay History Center
  • PAUL BERG (Vice-Chair)
    Carrollwood Cultural Center
  • THERON R. BUTLER
    Meritain Health

  • SANTIAGO C. CORRADA
    Visit Tampa Bay

  • C. CLAYTON HOLLENKAMP
    RCMA

  • DEE HOOD
    Retired

  • JULIAN M. MACKENZIE
    Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI)

  • J. TYLER ODLE
    University of South Florida

  • MEGHAN B. PARSONS
    Zoo Tampa

  • DONTAVIOUS T. PITTMAN
    Chapters Health System

  • ANDRA S. RICHARDSON
    Triad

  • SANDRA G. SROKA
    Arts4All Florida

  • ANN-ELIZA MUSOKE TAYLOR
    Yates & Taylor P.A

  • BOB TERRI
    Retired

  • GEORGIA VAHUE
    Retired

  • HONORABLE GUIDO MANISCALCO
    Tampa City Council
  • LINDSEY KIMBALL
    Hillsborough County Economic Development
  • ROBIN NIGH
    City of Tampa’s Art Programs Division
  • HONORABLE MARIELLA SMITH
    Honorable Mariella Smith, Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners
  • MARTINE MEREDITH COLLIER
    CFRE, Executive Director
  • EILEEN BLAKE
    Communications and Strategic Initiatives Coordinator
  • SHARON “CHA CHA” SCOTT
    Administrative Assistant