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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
March 29, 2024 - May 4, 2024
USF Contemporary Art Museum
CAM Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Thursday 10am-8pm, Saturday 1-4pm This eagerly anticipated annual exhibition features Master’s Thesis work by the 3rd year Master of Fine Arts candidates in the USF School of Art and Art History. The 2024 exhibition, titled I Keep the Ladders Clean, features artists Ainaz Alipour, Tisha Benson, Caroline Colby, Mason Dowling, Andrew […]
Art Lovers
April 9, 2024 - May 5, 2024
Old Hyde Park Art Center
The BAY AREA ART SHOW 17 is a juried and judged fine art show sponsored by the Tampa Regional Artists held at the Old Hyde Park Art Center. This is an open competition and all artists are invited to submit their work for consideration. Bay Area exhibit dates are April 9 to May 3, 2024 […]
Art Lovers
May 1, 2024
Carrollwood Cultural Center
The "Black Art Matters" art exhibit is about celebrating the peaks and valleys of ALL black lives in the past, the present, and the possibilities of the future. Additional exhibits on display: "Nature's Harmony: A Scientific Symphony" by Gina White (thru April 27) | "Alive with Still Life" by Fran Failla (thru April 27) | Allen Pettigrew (April 29 thru August 12) | Tampa Day School | Dionne Seevers | Lelo Edel Alvarez
Art Lovers
May 2, 2024
Carrollwood Cultural Center
The "Black Art Matters" art exhibit is about celebrating the peaks and valleys of ALL black lives in the past, the present, and the possibilities of the future. Additional exhibits on display: "Nature's Harmony: A Scientific Symphony" by Gina White (thru April 27) | "Alive with Still Life" by Fran Failla (thru April 27) | Allen Pettigrew (April 29 thru August 12) | Tampa Day School | Dionne Seevers | Lelo Edel Alvarez
Art Lovers
May 2, 2024
Tampa Museum of Art
Every Thursday from 4 to 8 pm, the Tampa Museum of Art offers Art on the House where admission prices change to pay-as-you-will, and visitors choose whatever admission price they want to pay. Bring the family and celebrate 100 years of art in Tampa with exhibitions that emphasize ancient, modern, and contemporary art. Beginning at 4 pm every Thursday, walk up to the Welcome Desk and […]
Art Lovers
May 3, 2024
Carrollwood Cultural Center
The "Black Art Matters" art exhibit is about celebrating the peaks and valleys of ALL black lives in the past, the present, and the possibilities of the future. Additional exhibits on display: "Nature's Harmony: A Scientific Symphony" by Gina White (thru April 27) | "Alive with Still Life" by Fran Failla (thru April 27) | Allen Pettigrew (April 29 thru August 12) | Tampa Day School | Dionne Seevers | Lelo Edel Alvarez
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Programs & educational experiences

Art Lovers
March 18, 2024 - June 26, 2024
Gallery 221 HCC
Live-Work is an exploration of built environments in transition and how we move through them. It takes its name from the language of mixed-use development, asking us to consider the connection between labor, recreation, daily life and cultural perceptions of place. Three artists—matthew anthony batty, Dakota Parkinson and Andrés Ramirez—speak to the transformative processes involved […]
Educational
April 16, 2024 - May 28, 2024
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
April 23, 2024 - June 4, 2024
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
April 30, 2024 - June 11, 2024
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
May 7, 2024 - June 18, 2024
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
May 14, 2024 - June 25, 2024
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 […]
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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