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Arts & Cultural Information Resources

Stay Curious mural by Bask and Tes One. Photo by Nicole Abbett

Curious about Arts & Cultural Affairs? 

Artists: The City of Tampa calls to Artists are posted on this web site, however, you can sign up to receive these calls directly via email. Please  click here to submit your email.  Here are additional local and national resources for artists. 

Studio SpaceThe City of Tampa recognizes that some artists are in need of studio space, practice space, or live-work spaces. Although City of Tampa-owned properties are not available at this time, here is a resource that you can filter to suit your needs.

Classes: Tampa Parks and Recreation is proud to offer visual and performing arts experiences for children and adults that connect the citizens of Tampa to their creativity. These classes, workshops, camps and performances are for anyone looking to explore and develop their creative voice in a nuturing and supportive environment. For more information, visit Parks & Recreation Arts and Theatre page

Developers: Questions on the public art in private development ordinance? Here are some resources for developers who build within the Central Business District and Channel District. 

Educators:  Arts & Cultural Affairs has compiled numerous resources for educators to build lesson plans, and also for life-long learners from videos to Newspaper in Education booklets

Mural Process - How Do I... Are you interested in having a mural painted on your property or in your neighborhood, but don’t know where to start? Please visit the Mural Process page developed by the City of Tampa Planning and Development Department and the Art Programs Division to get you started. 

Murals in the City: Check out highlights from our mural collection

Public Art Guide for Communities and Private Organizations: Is your community or organization looking to commission art? The Americans for the Arts Artist Selection Process Resource Guide contains information about best practices that will help you navigate the process. The guide will outline the best ways for your community or organization to develop opportunities that clearly describe your projects that provides applicants with the information they need to evaluate whether they are a good match for your project and community. (source: Americans for the Arts


Visitors: This page is for those new to the area, or those residents who want to explore their own city through through the arts!  Learn about highlights from the collection, download a self-guided downtown walking tour and about new installations along the Tampa Riverwalk and the new Perry Harvey, Sr. Park. 

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