From 2011 to 2014, Hampton Arts Management provided small dollar funding to help finance arts projects in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. The program leveraged grant awards up to $500 to fuel Tampa Bay’s grassroots and developing arts community. Programs funded by the Arts Microgrant were ambitious, exciting, experimental, risk-taking, and relevant to contemporary trends in the National arts scene. Projects could be in any arts medium or discipline and were required to have a component open to the general public. Additionally, funded projects got arts entrepreneurship training from Hampton Arts Management in areas including promotion, budgets, press relations, and other logistical issues.
Creative Loafing Best of the Bay Award – “Best Little Idea With A Big Impact” September 2012
83 Degrees Media “Think Small To Think Big: Cash For Tampa Bay Art” February 2012
Creative Loafing “Arts Microgrants make more local dreams come true” August 2011
Creative Loafing “Thinking big with a little cash” June 2011
Creative Tampa Bay “Think Small to Think Big – Microfunding for the Arts” May 2011
Creative Loafing “Biggie Smalls” May 2011
83 Degrees Media “Microgrants Encourage Grassroots Arts, Tampa” May 2011