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.
Educational
January 11, 2023 - March 26, 2023
Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center
African Americans developed a cultured identity through “soul” and associated food ways of people of African descent over hundreds of years. In this exhibit, we will explore the vast variety in African American cooking; from foods prepared by enslaved Africans in British America and the antebellum South; in the urban centers during the Great Migration; […]
Art Lovers
January 30, 2023 - February 1, 2023
Tampa Theatre
1h 20m / Not Rated / Concert Documentary TICKETS ON SALE SOON Home Again: Carole King Live In Central Park, a new concert documentary directed by George Scott, is a spectacular recreation of King’s landmark 1973 concert on Central Park’s great lawn in front of 100,000 fans. Featuring exclusive interviews and the complete, never-before-seen multi-camera 16mm footage filmed and […]
Art Lovers
February 2, 2023
Tampa Theatre
2h / Not Rated / Documentary After Jackie celebrates the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s integration into Major League Baseball. Jackie Robinson opened the door for other African Americans to join the league and this documentary taps into key people and events in the aftermath. The film tells the story of the second wave of Black baseball players after Jackie […]
Art Lovers
February 2, 2023 - February 19, 2023
HCC Ybor Studio Theatre
The Elephant Man is based on the life of John Merrick, who lived in London during the latter part of the nineteenth century. A horribly deformed young man – the victim of rare skin and bone diseases – he becomes the star freak attraction in traveling sideshows. Found abandoned and helpless, he is admitted to […]
Art Lovers
February 3, 2023
Tampa Theatre
LIVE ON STAGE Tampa Theatre and AEG Presents are proud to announce that comedian Nikki Glaser will return to Tampa Theatre’s historic stage with The Good Girl Tour at 7:00pm Friday, Feb. 3. For over a decade at clubs and theatres across the country, and as the host of three hit podcasts, she has been honing her […]
Art Lovers
February 4, 2023
Tampa Theatre
2h 38m / R / Drama Renowned musician Lydia Tár (Cate Blanchett) is one of the greatest living composer-conductors, and first female chief conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic. Days away from recording Gustav Mahler’s 5th Symphony, a performance that is expected to elevate her career to unassailable heights, forces that even the control-obsessed Lydia cannot affect conspire to pierce […]
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Programs & educational experiences

Educational
January 11, 2023 - March 26, 2023
Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center
African Americans developed a cultured identity through “soul” and associated food ways of people of African descent over hundreds of years. In this exhibit, we will explore the vast variety in African American cooking; from foods prepared by enslaved Africans in British America and the antebellum South; in the urban centers during the Great Migration; […]
Art Lovers
January 14, 2023 - March 4, 2023
USF Contemporary Art Museum
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is well known for his “I Have a Dream” speech, yet much less emphasis is placed on his campaign to seek justice for America’s poor, “The Poor People’s Campaign.” This was a multi-cultural, multi-faith, multi-racial movement aimed at uniting poor people and their allies to demand an end to poverty […]
Educational
January 17, 2023 - February 28, 2023
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
January 24, 2023 - February 28, 2023
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
January 31, 2023 - February 28, 2023
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
February 2, 2023 - February 19, 2023
HCC Ybor Studio Theatre
The Elephant Man is based on the life of John Merrick, who lived in London during the latter part of the nineteenth century. A horribly deformed young man – the victim of rare skin and bone diseases – he becomes the star freak attraction in traveling sideshows. Found abandoned and helpless, he is admitted to […]
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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