Our Valued pARTners
Investment in local arts and culture helps Tampa Bay compete with other destinations for tourism dollars. I support the TBBCA because it fosters creative initiatives of all kinds in our community.
Arts and culture are integral drivers of our local economy. Our diverse and unique offerings — museums, galleries, festivals, theaters, restaurants, and well-designed community gathering spaces — draw dynamic companies and a vibrant workforce to Tampa Bay.
Arts and culture bolster our economy and yield dividends with thousands of jobs and millions of dollars each year. They draw visitors to our businesses, restaurants, retail sales, parking, and lodging. Supporting arts and cultural organizations represents an investment with real returns, directly to our local economy.
TBBCA has helped our business incorporate relationships with culture and the arts in our strategic plans, marketing and public relations campaigns. From name recognition in programs, press releases, and banner displays, referrals, and the opportunity to entertain employees and clients at interesting and exciting events, these have all increased our community visibility and enhanced our image.
2017 IMPACT Awards
Honoring Tampa Bay businesses and individuals for their exemplary contributions and support of arts and culture.
The 2017 IMPACT Awards honored Michael Francis, Music Director, The Florida Orchestra; Peter Zinober, lawyer, Greenberg Traurig; Neil and Gianna Gobioff, The Gobioff Foundation; and Ruby C. Williams, folk artist.
Charlie Hounchell Art Stars Scholarships
The Charlie Hounchell Arts Stars Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to deserving and talented Tampa Bay area students for their higher education in the arts.
The 2017 Charlie Hounchell Art Stars Scholarships program awards $17,500 in financial support and assistance for higher education in the arts to Tampa Bay Area students with exceptional talent in dance, literary arts, theatre, visual arts, and instrumental and vocal music.