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
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 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
April 1, 2024
King's Point Veterans Theater
Presenting excerpts from the bombastic ballet classic, Don Quixote. Come and see the literary escapades of the self-proclaimed knight, Don Quixote, and his squire, Sancho Panza, come to life as they adventure through Spain in search of Don Quixote’s love, Dulcinea. Tickets must be purchased at King’s Point in Sun City Center, FL.
Art Lovers
April 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
April 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
Art Lovers
April 4, 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
January 16, 2024 - April 16, 2024
Firehouse Cultural Center
Teen Workshop – TMA@Firehouse SELECT TUESDAYS 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM January 16 February 13 March 19 April 16 Teen artists will explore a variety of mediums and work closely with innovative local teaching artists. With mentorship and socialization at the forefront, they’ll learn about different paths in art while developing their skills and experimenting with […]
Educational
March 5, 2024 - April 16, 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
March 12, 2024 - April 23, 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 […]
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
March 19, 2024 - April 30, 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
March 26, 2024 - May 7, 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