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.
Free Events
July 1, 2024 - August 26, 2024
C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library
David LaPensee is a clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and outdoor photographer. He uses photography as a type of meditative project that allows him to learn to live in the present moment. Mr. LaPensee loves sharing his passion for the wonders of nature and travel through his scenic photography. During more than 50 years creating outdoor photographs, he has traveled to […]
Art Lovers
July 2, 2024
New Tampa Performing Arts Center
Florida Jazz Express is back at New Tampa Performing Arts Center for this special concert. Enjoy the patriotic songs that symbolize America, Independence Day, and summer traditions in true big band style.
Art Lovers
July 4, 2024
Tampa Museum of Art
Every Thursday from 4 to 8 pm, the Tampa Museum of Art offers Art on the House where admission prices change to pay-as-you-will, and visitors choose whatever admission price they want to pay. Bring the family and celebrate 100 years of art in Tampa with exhibitions that emphasize ancient, modern, and contemporary art. Beginning at 4 pm every Thursday, walk up to the Welcome Desk and […]
Art Lovers
July 6, 2024 - July 7, 2024
Tampa Museum of Art
We’ve partnered with Bank of America to bring you Museums on Us. For the first weekend of every month, active Bank of America, Merrill, or Bank of America Private Bank (U.S. Trust) credit or debit cardholders with photo ID receive one free general admission to the Tampa Museum of Art. This offer applies to the cardholder […]
Art Lovers
July 6, 2024
New Tampa Performing Arts Center
The Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival (RPPF) is one of the world’s premier piano festivals that brings together award-winning collegiate pianists from around the globe. The festival is held annually at the University of South Florida, where gifted pianists experience learning and performing opportunities spearheaded by a world-class roster of 25 international artist faculty. Selected from […]
Art Lovers
July 8, 2024
Power Stories
After an extended intermission, we are back and better than before. Having endured over a year without live theatre, we are sure you have something to say and we have just the safe space to say it. Make us laugh. Make us cry. We invite you back to Powerstories’ Open Mic to tell your story […]
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Programs & educational experiences

Educational
June 11, 2024 - July 23, 2024
Dance World ( University Mall Tampa)
Sign-up on Eventbrite: https://dancekonpa.eventbrite.com $25 Payment options: CashApp $JRRSTUDIOS – Zelle (305) 298-6990 Never danced Konpa?! No Problem! Join us to learn the fundamentals of Haiti’s National music dance style. For beginners and those already dancers looking to reinforce the basics. • Musicality • Basics • Connection • Speaking with your hands • Silent Communication […]
Educational
June 18, 2024 - July 30, 2024
Dance World ( University Mall Tampa)
Sign-up on Eventbrite: https://dancekonpa.eventbrite.com $25 Payment options: CashApp $JRRSTUDIOS – Zelle (305) 298-6990 Never danced Konpa?! No Problem! Join us to learn the fundamentals of Haiti’s National music dance style. For beginners and those already dancers looking to reinforce the basics. • Musicality • Basics • Connection • Speaking with your hands • Silent Communication […]
Educational
June 25, 2024 - August 6, 2024
Dance World ( University Mall Tampa)
Sign-up on Eventbrite: https://dancekonpa.eventbrite.com $25 Payment options: CashApp $JRRSTUDIOS – Zelle (305) 298-6990 Never danced Konpa?! No Problem! Join us to learn the fundamentals of Haiti’s National music dance style. For beginners and those already dancers looking to reinforce the basics. • Musicality • Basics • Connection • Speaking with your hands • Silent Communication […]
Art Lovers
June 26, 2024 - February 27, 2025
Gallery 221 HCC
Over the past four decades, HCC’s Permanent Art Collection has fostered strong connections between the college and local arts community. With a heavy emphasis on new acquisitions, this year’s show spotlights the work of 16 artists who have lived, worked or exhibited in the Tampa Bay region. As an ongoing mission to honor the artistic […]
Educational
July 2, 2024 - August 13, 2024
Dance World ( University Mall Tampa)
Sign-up on Eventbrite: https://dancekonpa.eventbrite.com $25 Payment options: CashApp $JRRSTUDIOS – Zelle (305) 298-6990 Never danced Konpa?! No Problem! Join us to learn the fundamentals of Haiti’s National music dance style. For beginners and those already dancers looking to reinforce the basics. • Musicality • Basics • Connection • Speaking with your hands • Silent Communication […]
Educational
July 9, 2024 - August 20, 2024
Dance World ( University Mall Tampa)
Sign-up on Eventbrite: https://dancekonpa.eventbrite.com $25 Payment options: CashApp $JRRSTUDIOS – Zelle (305) 298-6990 Never danced Konpa?! No Problem! Join us to learn the fundamentals of Haiti’s National music dance style. For beginners and those already dancers looking to reinforce the basics. • Musicality • Basics • Connection • Speaking with your hands • Silent Communication […]
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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