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.
Educational
January 12, 2021 - August 31, 2021
Play’N Around Theatre Company is a professional theater company that tours live educational musical productions to theatres, schools, libraries, and special events. Operating year-round PATC offers main-stage productions, classes and workshops, summer programs, community special events, school collaborative projects and much more! PATC introduces young audiences to the performing arts through professional, fully-staged productions that […]
Art Lovers
May 26, 2021 - August 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
May 27, 2021 - August 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
May 28, 2021 - August 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
May 29, 2021 - August 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
May 30, 2021 - August 7, 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 […]
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Programs & educational experiences

Educational
August 5, 2021
Play’N Around Theatre Company is a professional theater company that tours live educational musical productions to theatres, schools, libraries, and special events. Operating year-round PATC offers main-stage productions, classes and workshops, summer programs, community special events, school collaborative projects and much more! PATC introduces young audiences to the performing arts through professional, fully-staged productions that […]
Art Lovers
August 5, 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
August 5, 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
August 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 […]
Art Lovers
August 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 […]
Art Lovers
August 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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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