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
October 24, 2022 - November 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
October 31, 2022 - November 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
November 7, 2022 - November 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
November 14, 2022 - December 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 […]
Educational
November 17, 2022 - December 2, 2022
Power Stories
On stage at Powerstories Theatre from September 15 through October 2 is the poignant tribute of a brother to his deceased sister, Robert Harling’s STEEL MAGNOLIAS. Directed by Bridget Bean, STEEL MAGNOLIAS is a play based on the beloved movie that debuted in 1989. Set entirely in a Truvy’s beauty salon where the women gather […]
Educational
November 18, 2022 - December 2, 2022
Power Stories
On stage at Powerstories Theatre from September 15 through October 2 is the poignant tribute of a brother to his deceased sister, Robert Harling’s STEEL MAGNOLIAS. Directed by Bridget Bean, STEEL MAGNOLIAS is a play based on the beloved movie that debuted in 1989. Set entirely in a Truvy’s beauty salon where the women gather […]
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Programs & educational experiences

Art Lovers
October 1, 2022 - January 5, 2023
Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center
Toys are for girls and boys – right? Actually, we’re never too old to appreciate them! In fact, as we get older, it’s hard to erase the excitement we felt from owning a favorite toy. Though toys have changed over time – plastics have replaced metals and corners aren’t so sharp – they still occupy […]
Art Lovers
October 24, 2022 - November 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
November 7, 2022 - November 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
October 31, 2022 - November 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
November 14, 2022 - December 16, 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
November 7, 2022 - November 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 […]
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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