Cultural Development Grants

The Arts Council administers an annual grant program for cultural development in Hillsborough County. The grant cycle follows the Arts Council’s fiscal year which begins Oct. 1. Organizations applying for a Cultural Development Grant from the Arts Council must attend the annual workshop on the program and the application process. This is usually held in early summer. A lack of understanding of the process and incomplete requirements is the number one cause of unsuccessful applications.

Cultural Development Grants are awarded on a competitive basis to not-for-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organizations that meet the eligibility requirements and provide cultural programming in Hillsborough County. Funding is awarded based on overall quality of cultural excellence, community outreach and public impact, and financial/administrative organizational merit.

An organization applying for a grant must have as its primary mission the delivery of cultural programming. Cultural disciplines encompass, but are not limited to: archaeology  architecture, children’s museums, crafts, creative writing, dance, drama, folk arts, history, literature, music, natural sciences, photography, public media, sculpture, theatre, visual arts, and the execution, exhibition, or presentation of such allied cultural forms.

Read the program’s annual guidelines document for more information.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2015-16 GRANT PROGRAM

  • Mandatory Workshop for All Applicants – Friday, June 5, 1:30-3:30 pm SIGN UP for the Workshop
  • Application Deadline – Friday, August 14
  • Panel Review – Friday, Sept. 18

2015-16 PROGRAM DOCUMENTS

If you have questions about the program or the documents, please contact Director of Program Services Terri Simons at 813-276-8250.


 FORMS FOR 2014-15 GRANT RECIPIENTS

LOGOS, CREDIT

Grantees must include the Council’s logo on their website with a link to TampaArts.com and give credit to the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners through a text statement or logo. Grantees must also provide credit on all news releases; print, radio and television advertising; publications; and programs related to the Project. Proper credit would read: With the Support of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners. Wherever possible, include the Arts Council’s logo and Hillsborough County’s logo.

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WHERE THE ARTS COUNCIL GETS MONEY FOR GRANTS

The Arts Council’s grant programs are made possible thanks to funds from the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners, donations received from individuals through Hillsborough Arts, Inc. and fundraising events such as FIVE by FIVE and Heart of the Arts. We are grateful for the continued support of our community that makes art happen. Make a donation to Hillsborough Arts.

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