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.
Artists
September 24, 2021 - December 31, 2021
STUDIO 131
**PRIVATE PARTIES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST** Come join us in a fun night of painting & socializing all while creating your very own work of art!! BYOB Snacks & Drinks Provided or BYOB Supplies set up at individual stations upon arrival
Educational
October 4, 2021 - December 1, 2021
PuppetWorld Playhouse
Watch “Jack and the Beanstalk” or “Little Red Riding Hood” with our merry marionettes. It’s your family or group’s choice for your command performance. With one group a day, attendance is limited. Advance 24 Hour Reservation with Minimum ticket purchase $50.00 Required. Call to plan your family or group’s individual tour. 813-659-0659. See the show […]
Educational
October 5, 2021 - December 2, 2021
PuppetWorld Playhouse
Watch “Jack and the Beanstalk” or “Little Red Riding Hood” with our merry marionettes. It’s your family or group’s choice for your command performance. With one group a day, attendance is limited. Advance 24 Hour Reservation with Minimum ticket purchase $50.00 Required. Call to plan your family or group’s individual tour. 813-659-0659. See the show […]
Educational
October 6, 2021 - December 3, 2021
PuppetWorld Playhouse
Watch “Jack and the Beanstalk” or “Little Red Riding Hood” with our merry marionettes. It’s your family or group’s choice for your command performance. With one group a day, attendance is limited. Advance 24 Hour Reservation with Minimum ticket purchase $50.00 Required. Call to plan your family or group’s individual tour. 813-659-0659. See the show […]
Educational
October 7, 2021 - December 4, 2021
PuppetWorld Playhouse
Watch “Jack and the Beanstalk” or “Little Red Riding Hood” with our merry marionettes. It’s your family or group’s choice for your command performance. With one group a day, attendance is limited. Advance 24 Hour Reservation with Minimum ticket purchase $50.00 Required. Call to plan your family or group’s individual tour. 813-659-0659. See the show […]
Educational
October 8, 2021 - December 5, 2021
PuppetWorld Playhouse
Watch “Jack and the Beanstalk” or “Little Red Riding Hood” with our merry marionettes. It’s your family or group’s choice for your command performance. With one group a day, attendance is limited. Advance 24 Hour Reservation with Minimum ticket purchase $50.00 Required. Call to plan your family or group’s individual tour. 813-659-0659. See the show […]
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Programs & educational experiences

Art Lovers
December 3, 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
December 3, 2021
USF Contemporary Art Museum
Constant Storm: Art from Puerto Rico and the Diaspora will gather, display, record, and conceptualize artistic responses to Hurricane Maria by artists from Puerto Rico and the diaspora. Through artworks and their narratives and socially engaged initiatives, voices from the island and Puerto Rican communities in New York and Florida will materialize a synoptic view […]
Educational
December 3, 2021
PuppetWorld Playhouse
Watch “Jack and the Beanstalk” or “Little Red Riding Hood” with our merry marionettes. It’s your family or group’s choice for your command performance. With one group a day, attendance is limited. Advance 24 Hour Reservation with Minimum ticket purchase $50.00 Required. Call to plan your family or group’s individual tour. 813-659-0659. See the show […]
Educational
December 3, 2021
PuppetWorld Playhouse
Watch “Jack and the Beanstalk” or “Little Red Riding Hood” with our merry marionettes. It’s your family or group’s choice for your command performance. With one group a day, attendance is limited. Advance 24 Hour Reservation with Minimum ticket purchase $50.00 Required. Call to plan your family or group’s individual tour. 813-659-0659. See the show […]
Educational
December 3, 2021
PuppetWorld Playhouse
Watch “Jack and the Beanstalk” or “Little Red Riding Hood” with our merry marionettes. It’s your family or group’s choice for your command performance. With one group a day, attendance is limited. Advance 24 Hour Reservation with Minimum ticket purchase $50.00 Required. Call to plan your family or group’s individual tour. 813-659-0659. See the show […]
Educational
December 3, 2021
PuppetWorld Playhouse
Watch “Jack and the Beanstalk” or “Little Red Riding Hood” with our merry marionettes. It’s your family or group’s choice for your command performance. With one group a day, attendance is limited. Advance 24 Hour Reservation with Minimum ticket purchase $50.00 Required. Call to plan your family or group’s individual tour. 813-659-0659. See the show […]
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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