The goal of the Gobioff Foundation microgrant program is to enhance the cultural landscape of the Tampa Bay area (Hillsborough and Pinellas counties) through small grants that encourage and make possible publicly accessible art projects and events.


The maximum grant amount an artist can apply for is $500. Transportation expenses cannot exceed $100 (or 20% of the budget).

The Gobioff Foundation will fund up to 4 grants per cycle, thus a maximum of $2000 per cycle (up to $8,000 per year).

Who May Apply

Each applicant must be an individual (artist or curator); not a group or nonprofit. Artists of any age, experience, or background are eligible to apply. You can only be awarded the grant once in any 12 month period.


Equitable outcomes are extremely important to the Gobioff Foundation. We strongly encourage artists that are LGBTQ+, Black, Asian, Latinx, Indigenous/Native American, or living with disabilities to apply. Additionally, in our effort to achieve equity, the Gobioff Foundation will contact any artists with an application deemed ineligible with an opportunity for them to correct their responses. Artists who need an alternative method of application are encouraged to contact us at grants@gobioff-foundation.org.


Funding is for projects that occur within 6 months following the month the grant recipient is announced.  

Projects must not have happened before the date of notification.


Due to the nature of the grant and the requirement for social distancing due to the COVID-19 virus, we are suspending the microgrant program until further notice.

Application Cyles



The grant funds must be used in some way towards a new public display/performance/exhibition/etc. (a project where the public has access to an event that has not started yet.) Ticketed events cannot exceed a ticket price of $25.


The project venue must be located in Hillsborough or Pinellas counties, Florida.

Special Considerations

Aspects of the project that will be taken into consideration but are not required:

What Microgrants Funds

The grant can be used for most expenses related to a new in person project that is accessible to the public in Hillsborough County, FL or Pinellas County, FL. Any discipline, any medium.

What Microgrants Does Not Fund


2023 Cycle 4 Microgrant Recipients

Congratulations to the 2023 Cycle 4 Microgrant Recipients!  Paula Allen / Pollyzoom  Home Movies: Dresses As Journals March 1, 2024 Clay Co-op Gallery2724 6th Ave

2023 Cycle 3 Microgrant Recipients

Congratulations to the 2023 Cycle 3 Microgrant Recipients!  Sarah Walston Winter Wonder December 9, 2023 New Tampa Performing Arts Center8550 Hunters Village Rd.Tampa, FL 33647

2023 Cycle 2 Microgrant Recipients

Congratulations to the 2023 Cycle 2 Microgrant Recipients!  Harriet Monzon-Aguirre MIRROR August 10, 2023 Safety Harbor Museum & Cultural Center329 Bayshore Boulevard SouthSafety Harbor, FL

2023 Cycle 1 Microgrant Recipients

Congratulations to the 2023 Cycle 1 Microgrant Recipients!  Robyn Crosa Exhibit, Artist Talk, and Work Demonstration May, 2023 Zero Empty SpacesTyrone Square Mall6901 22nd Ave

2022 Cycle 4 Microgrant Recipients

Congratulations to the 2022 Cycle 4 Microgrant Recipients! The Gobioff Foundation is thrilled to support these fantastic projects! Jessica Todd Restrung: Contemporary Beadsmiths February 16,