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.
Organizations
October 6, 2020 - May 29, 2021
Moving Current Dance Collective.
Art Lovers
January 1, 2021 - June 1, 2021
Big Cat Rescue
Located on 67 acres in the Citrus Park area, Big Cat Rescue is one of the world’s largest accredited sanctuaries for exotic cats. Our mission is to provide the best home we can for the cats in our care, end the abuse of big cats in captivity, and prevent the extinction of big cats in […]
Art Lovers
January 1, 2021 - June 1, 2021
Bits 'N Pieces Puppet Theatre
Bits ‘N Pieces Puppet Theatre features unique giant puppets and traditional small forms presented in a variety of school settings and venues. The Nine-Foot-Tall puppets are unforgettable. The traditional figures bring joy to your heart. They are excellent for in-school performances or a great school field trip at PuppetWorld Playhouse. Bits N Pieces Puppet Theatre […]
Art Lovers
January 1, 2021 - June 1, 2021
Carrollwood Cultural Center
In addition to offering arts-based enrichment classes, the Carrollwood Cultural Center strives to make a positive impact on local youth by featuring a series of fun, educational shows and field trip opportunities throughout the year. Visit us at CarrollwoodCenter.org for info about our upcoming season.
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 […]
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Programs & educational experiences

Educational
October 1, 2020 - May 10, 2021
Tampa Bay-area high school students are invited to submit original, unpublished short stories on the theme of “Mars – the Red Planet.”
Educational
October 6, 2020 - May 29, 2021
Phoenix Studio & Gott Glass Gallery
Phoenix Glass Studio is located in the Seminole Heights neighborhood of north-central Tampa. Susan Gott and Justin Thompson can offer your school group or organization a unique experience with glass. From Elementary School to Adult or Team Building, we can vary our talk or demonstration from simple techniques, to the chemistry glass, history of glass, […]
Educational
November 3, 2020 - May 29, 2021
Jobsite has worked with middle school, high school, and college-level student groups since our 2001 production of “https://www.jobsitetheater.org/shakespeare-abridged/” The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged). Since then, we
Art Lovers
January 1, 2021 - June 1, 2021
Big Cat Rescue
Located on 67 acres in the Citrus Park area, Big Cat Rescue is one of the world’s largest accredited sanctuaries for exotic cats. Our mission is to provide the best home we can for the cats in our care, end the abuse of big cats in captivity, and prevent the extinction of big cats in […]
Art Lovers
January 1, 2021 - June 1, 2021
Bits 'N Pieces Puppet Theatre
Bits ‘N Pieces Puppet Theatre features unique giant puppets and traditional small forms presented in a variety of school settings and venues. The Nine-Foot-Tall puppets are unforgettable. The traditional figures bring joy to your heart. They are excellent for in-school performances or a great school field trip at PuppetWorld Playhouse. Bits N Pieces Puppet Theatre […]
Art Lovers
January 1, 2021 - June 1, 2021
Carrollwood Cultural Center
In addition to offering arts-based enrichment classes, the Carrollwood Cultural Center strives to make a positive impact on local youth by featuring a series of fun, educational shows and field trip opportunities throughout the year. Visit us at CarrollwoodCenter.org for info about our upcoming season.
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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