Art Programs Information Resources

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

Curious about the Art Programs Division? 

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. 

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:  The Art Programs Division has compiled numerious resources for educators to build lesson plans, and also for life-long learnersfrom videos to Newspaper in Education booklests

Mural: Are you interested in having a mural on your building, but don’t know where to start? The City’s Art Programs Division is here to help! Based on national best practices in the field of Public Art, this guide helps you get started on commissioning an artist. 

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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