Funding, connections, and opportunities

Igniting the work of artists


Plug in to your local arts community

By discovering your local arts council, you’ve opened up a new world of professional opportunities. Find everything from grants, artist directories, creative events, and a chance to sell your work, all right here. Offering these services is the least we can do for all the joy and beauty you bring to our communities.

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Are you a professional or amateur artist? Sign up for our free newsletter and be among the first to learn about upcoming grants, events, and other information useful to your career.

Grant programs

The Arts Council’s Professional Development for Artists (PDA) Grant Program was established to recognize the value and important contributions of creative individuals to the cultural vitality of the Hillsborough County. The program supports the development of a vibrant, creative community that inspires and energizes residents and visitors alike. Visit our grants page and explore your opportunities.

Local artist directory

Our online directory is a collaborative resource that allows all of our many talented visual and performing artists to stay connected. Signing up for our directory is easy (and free). Artists should live in Hillsborough County and be at least 18 years old.

Sell your art

We exist to support our local artists. If you’d like to showcase your work on our website, sign up to be listed in our directory. If you’re already on our directory, please make sure that a link to your e-commerce site is included in your info. When you succeed, we all succeed!

Classifieds & opportunities

In our classifieds & opportunities pages, we highlight auditions, artist calls, job openings, residencies, grants, volunteers needed, and other opportunities in the arts – dance, film, literary, music, theatre, visual arts, and more. Check back often as listings are added regularly. If you have an opportunity, you can list your classified ad for free by logging into your account.

Artist news

If you have news or events to share, we’d love to hear it! Please send us the information here.