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
January 1, 2021 - June 1, 2021
Florida State Fairgrounds
Cracker Country is Tampa’s only living history museum and is located on the Florida State Fairgrounds. The museum holds a collection of 13 original buildings dating from 1870-1912 which were relocated from across the state of Florida. Our buildings range from public buildings like our Terry Store and Okahumpka Train Depot to private buildings like […]
Art Lovers
January 1, 2021 - June 1, 2021
Salvador Dali Museum
We are not presently offering onsite K-12 field trips at this time. Learn about ways we can bring The Dalí to your classroom. In response to the difficulties with social distancing and school field trips, we are offering virtual docent field trips for schools: https://thedali.org/the-dali-in-the-classroom/ Student Surrealist Exhibit online gallery: https://thedali.org/exhibit/student-surrealist-art-exhibit-online-pinellas-2021/. Student Fashion design at […]
Art Lovers
January 1, 2021 - June 1, 2021
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
FMoPA also offers a variety of classes taught by highly validated professionals, exploring the technical aspects of photography, the creative potential residing in everyone, and the applications towards creative practice.  All the workshops can be taken as single units of particular interest, or as a full concentration resulting in certificates of completion. We look forward […]
Art Lovers
January 1, 2021 - June 1, 2021
Glazer Children's Museum
NEW! Chaperone-Guided PLAY Field Trips Do you want to enjoy an in-person field trip at Glazer Children’s Museum? Join us at GCM for a chaperone-guided PLAY Field Trip! We link brain-building play and quality learning standards to elevate each child to reach their full potential. All GCM Exhibits are curated by educators to encourage thoughtful […]
Art Lovers
January 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021
Virtual
Heard Em Say Youth Arts Collective is a regional 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to identify, cultivate, and empower young people in activism and advocacy through arts education and performance. Our core programs are a monthly open mic for young people 19 and under, seasonal workshops on a variety of creative arts and career […]
Art Lovers
January 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021
Henry B. Plant Museum
Surround yourself with the lifestyle of the Gilded Age. Experience the development of Tampa in the late 19th century, the Cuban Campaign of the Spanish-American War, and the vision of steamship and railroad magnate Henry Plant.  Whether you are an educator; program coordinator for a camp, club organization, or after-school program; researcher; adult, or youth, […]
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Programs & educational experiences

Art Lovers
June 21, 2021
Virtual
Heard Em Say Youth Arts Collective is a regional 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to identify, cultivate, and empower young people in activism and advocacy through arts education and performance. Our core programs are a monthly open mic for young people 19 and under, seasonal workshops on a variety of creative arts and career […]
Art Lovers
June 21, 2021
Henry B. Plant Museum
Surround yourself with the lifestyle of the Gilded Age. Experience the development of Tampa in the late 19th century, the Cuban Campaign of the Spanish-American War, and the vision of steamship and railroad magnate Henry Plant.  Whether you are an educator; program coordinator for a camp, club organization, or after-school program; researcher; adult, or youth, […]
Art Lovers
June 21, 2021
The James Museum
The James Museum has its roots in the deeply felt passion for art and culture shared by co-founders Tom and Mary James, and in the couple’s love for St. Petersburg, the city where they live. In building this splendid home for a part of their vast personal collection of Western and wildlife art, Tom and […]
Educational
June 21, 2021
Play’N Around Theatre Company is a professional theater company that tours live educational musical productions to theatres, schools, libraries, and special events. Operating year-round PATC offers main-stage productions, classes and workshops, summer programs, community special events, school collaborative projects and much more! PATC introduces young audiences to the performing arts through professional, fully-staged productions that […]
Art Lovers
June 21, 2021
Henry B. Plant Museum
“When the Train Comes Along”: Booker T. Washington at the Tampa Bay Casino examines and explores the significance and impact of Washington’s 1912 address in Tampa – a mostly forgotten chapter of local history. BUY TICKETS This Spring, a fascinating and significant new exhibit will open at the Henry Plant Museum.  “When the Train Comes Along”: […]
Art Lovers
June 21, 2021
USF College of The Arts
The USF School of Music presents the USF Community Music Project, where we offer a 10-week semester of private lessons and classes online, without parking or traffic concerns, from April 4 – June 12; a Summer Interlude 6-week session (Jun 13 – July 24), and 2 Fall semesters of 10-week sessions, beginning July 25 and October […]
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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