Arts Summer Camp Grants

Our grant program has officially closed and we are not formally accepting further applications at this time.  If you believe that you are eligible for a grant, (please see the eligibility requirements towards the bottom of this page) we encourage you to email us at, with your contact information, and the camp you want to go to.  We will get back to you if we are able to determine that there are any additional funds available. 

What You Need to Know About Eligibility For The Summer Camp Grant


Pinellas County residents between the ages of 5 – 18 are eligible for an Arts Summer Camp Grant if the answer is “Yes” to at least one of the items on this list.

  • I receive a free or reduced-cost school lunch.
  • I attend a school that is either “transitional” or “transformational” according to the Pinellas County Board of Education.
  • I go to a Title 1 school (check here:
  • I live in a foster or group home.
  • I am in the custody of the Department of Children and Families.
  • I receive a financial hardship tuition or scholarship.
  • I live in in East Tarpon Springs, North Greenwood, Highpoint, Lealman Corridor, or South St. Petersburg.

Other Things to Know

  • If your application is approved for this program you will be eligible to get a grant to attend one arts-oriented summer camp session at a qualified Pinellas county organization or program – as long as funds are available.
  • This grant includes going to camp at arts centers, community centers, city programs and more. (Qualified organizations in Pinellas County include non-profit arts organizations and community organizations, and city or county program open to the public who offer arts programming.) Even if you receive a grant, that does not mean the camp has space available. You still need to register and be accepted at the camp you want to attend.
  • A session is a single program where the same campers attend without new campers joining during that period
    of time. Typically, a session is one week, with some exceptions (especially for theater camps.) Sessions are not the entire summer. Sessions are not overnight.
Sign-up to be a provider

Below are participating camps. We will continue to update this list as camps are approved. Keep in mind, if you already have an arts-related camp in mind, and they do not appear below please indicate that camp in your grant application. 

If You Are A Camp Provider Click Here For More Information
Download a Copy of Camper Guidelines
Frequently Asked Questions
As the County’s Local Arts Agency, Creative Pinellas and the programs we deliver are funded by the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners, Visit St Petersburg / Clearwater, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and by sales of the State of the Arts specialty license plate in Pinellas County.
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