Featured Upcoming Events

Apr 13
10:15am
Land O'Lakes
Apr 13
1:00pm
Apr 15
10:15am
Starkey Ranch Theatre Library Cultural Center
Apr 16
10:15am
Starkey Ranch Theatre Library Cultural Center
Apr 16
10:15am
Hudson Regional Library

Meeting Schedule:

Join us for our regular meetings, held from 1:00-2:00 PM EST on the second Monday of every other month, starting January 2024.

2024 Meeting Dates:

  • January 8th
  • March 11th
  • May 13th
  • July 8th
  • September 9th
  • November 11th (date pending for Veterans Day)

Open to the Public:

These meetings are open to everyone interested. We encourage community participation and input.

Location:

Starkey Ranch Theatre Library Cultural Center 
12118 Lake Blanche Dr. 
Odessa, FL 33556
Signed resolution.pdf

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Members

Each member appointed to the Council shall have an interest in cultural affairs as evidenced by a significant contribution to the arts, including but not limited to, music, theatre, dance, photography, literature, media arts, art galleries or museums, or to culture/historical societies in Pasco County or the Tampa Bay Region. Geographical representation (east, west, and central sections of the County) shall be considered in appointing members. The Council shall be composed of five (5) members and be appointed by the Board of County Commissioners.

 

Membership Terms

Initial terms of the members of the Council and all others shall be staggered so that the terms of two members shall be one (1) yearand all others shall be two (2) years. After the initial staggered termsmember terms shall be for two (2) years. Members shall be eligible for reappointment.

 

Purpose

The mission of the Pasco County Cultural Affairs Advisory Council (Council) is to provide cultural opportunities to the community through integrated and collaborative actions and seek to establish Pasco County as a cultural destination.

The Council shall:

  1. Advocate for the arts and culture by encouraging the study and presentation of arts and cultural activities within Pasco County.
  2. Provide recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on matters pertaining to artsand culture in Pasco County.
  3. Encourage residents throughout Pasco County to participate in and appreciate arts and culture.
  4. Encourage public interest in Pasco County's cultural heritage and expand the County's cultural resources.
  5. Apply for grants available through the Florida Division of Arts and Culture, Florida Humanities Council, and other grant agencies including private foundations.
  6. Establish an awards program that recognizes cultural programs, workshops, and events in Pasco County.