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
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, […]
Art Lovers
July 25, 2022 - August 19, 2022
Safety Harbor Public Library and the local chapter of the Florida Gulf Coast Alzheimer’s Association announce a free creative arts program for individuals experiencing early stages of dementia, every Monday at 2:00 PM, beginning September 13. This fun, creative program supports self-expression and social engagement for individuals in the early stages of dementia. No art […]
Art Lovers
August 1, 2022 - August 20, 2022
Safety Harbor Public Library and the local chapter of the Florida Gulf Coast Alzheimer’s Association announce a free creative arts program for individuals experiencing early stages of dementia, every Monday at 2:00 PM, beginning September 13. This fun, creative program supports self-expression and social engagement for individuals in the early stages of dementia. No art […]
Free Events
August 7, 2022 - September 18, 2022
Shuffle Tampa
WuTang and Biscuits is every 1st and 3rd Sunday. Brunch, drinks, Shuffleboard and the Wu. We have limited seating inside and a lot of outdoor seating. DJ Wally Rios will be playing the Wu. WuTang coloring sheets for the children. It’s Sunday, ya’ll. Lets Wu-Tang. Open 11 am to 6 pm. Wally Rios Noon to […]
Art Lovers
August 8, 2022 - September 19, 2022
Safety Harbor Public Library and the local chapter of the Florida Gulf Coast Alzheimer’s Association announce a free creative arts program for individuals experiencing early stages of dementia, every Monday at 2:00 PM, beginning September 13. This fun, creative program supports self-expression and social engagement for individuals in the early stages of dementia. No art […]
Art Lovers
August 15, 2022 - September 19, 2022
Safety Harbor Public Library and the local chapter of the Florida Gulf Coast Alzheimer’s Association announce a free creative arts program for individuals experiencing early stages of dementia, every Monday at 2:00 PM, beginning September 13. This fun, creative program supports self-expression and social engagement for individuals in the early stages of dementia. No art […]
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Programs & educational experiences

Art Lovers
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, […]
Art Lovers
July 25, 2022 - August 19, 2022
Safety Harbor Public Library and the local chapter of the Florida Gulf Coast Alzheimer’s Association announce a free creative arts program for individuals experiencing early stages of dementia, every Monday at 2:00 PM, beginning September 13. This fun, creative program supports self-expression and social engagement for individuals in the early stages of dementia. No art […]
Art Lovers
August 22, 2022 - September 15, 2022
Firehouse Cultural Center
Description: Drawing is a foundation that allows you to explore or start your creative journey. One of the main focuses is training the eye how to see. We will learn perspective, balance, form, and contrast as it all relates to composition. Take a drawing from sketch to finished artwork with pencil. Beginner or advanced you […]
Art Lovers
August 1, 2022 - August 20, 2022
Safety Harbor Public Library and the local chapter of the Florida Gulf Coast Alzheimer’s Association announce a free creative arts program for individuals experiencing early stages of dementia, every Monday at 2:00 PM, beginning September 13. This fun, creative program supports self-expression and social engagement for individuals in the early stages of dementia. No art […]
Art Lovers
August 26, 2022 - December 3, 2022
USF Contemporary Art Museum
Jesse Murry and Lisa Yuskavage met while attending Yale School of Art, where they received their MFAs in 1986. The bonds of their creative friendship are explored in USFCAM’s concurrent exhibition Necessary Angels: Jesse Murry & Lisa Yuskavage. Besides giving proof to the idea that artistic friendship can transcend simple influence and achieve higher dimensions of […]
Art Lovers
August 26, 2022 - December 3, 2022
USF Contemporary Art Museum
Curated by Jarrett Earnest and Lisa Yuskavage and first staged at David Zwirner gallery in New York in September of 2021, Jesse Murry: Rising serves as an important introduction to the art, poetry, and criticism of a unique and polymathic American talent. The exhibition brings together paintings from the last five years of the artist’s life as […]
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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