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
July 25, 2021 - October 2, 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 […]
Art Lovers
July 26, 2021 - October 1, 2021
Dan Balk Jewelry Studio
    Celebrate love this season by creating lasting memories of artistic adventure. These intimate, one-on-one, silver ring making classes are taught by artist and designer goldsmith, Dan Balk. Our jewelry studio offers participants an exciting venue to work together and discover new abilities to express their creative sides making bands under the guidance of a professional […]
Art Lovers
July 27, 2021 - October 2, 2021
Dan Balk Jewelry Studio
    Celebrate love this season by creating lasting memories of artistic adventure. These intimate, one-on-one, silver ring making classes are taught by artist and designer goldsmith, Dan Balk. Our jewelry studio offers participants an exciting venue to work together and discover new abilities to express their creative sides making bands under the guidance of a professional […]
Art Lovers
July 28, 2021 - October 3, 2021
Dan Balk Jewelry Studio
    Celebrate love this season by creating lasting memories of artistic adventure. These intimate, one-on-one, silver ring making classes are taught by artist and designer goldsmith, Dan Balk. Our jewelry studio offers participants an exciting venue to work together and discover new abilities to express their creative sides making bands under the guidance of a professional […]
Art Lovers
July 29, 2021 - October 4, 2021
Dan Balk Jewelry Studio
    Celebrate love this season by creating lasting memories of artistic adventure. These intimate, one-on-one, silver ring making classes are taught by artist and designer goldsmith, Dan Balk. Our jewelry studio offers participants an exciting venue to work together and discover new abilities to express their creative sides making bands under the guidance of a professional […]
Art Lovers
July 30, 2021 - October 5, 2021
Dan Balk Jewelry Studio
    Celebrate love this season by creating lasting memories of artistic adventure. These intimate, one-on-one, silver ring making classes are taught by artist and designer goldsmith, Dan Balk. Our jewelry studio offers participants an exciting venue to work together and discover new abilities to express their creative sides making bands under the guidance of a professional […]
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Programs & educational experiences

Art Lovers
October 27, 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
October 27, 2021
Gallery 221 HCC
Gallery221@HCC Dale Mabry Campus presents Vision, Power, Axé, an exhibition of Afro-Brazilian art. This exhibition will be on display August 16 – October 28, 2021. An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, September 2, 2021 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. For more information about this event and all other programs associated with the exhibition, please […]
Educational
October 27, 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 27, 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 […]
Art Lovers
October 27, 2021
Hillsborough Community College Ybor City Campus Gallery 114
Gallery114@HCC Ybor City Campus presents A Paradoxical Synthesis, featuring work by artists Tony Krol and Michelle Sawyer of Illsol. This exhibition will be on display August 16 – September 23, 2021. A closing reception is scheduled for Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 5:00–8:00 p.m. A Paradoxical Synthesis is a visual narrative of how the artists […]
Educational
October 27, 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