|Mini-Grants||Eligible: cultural events by organizations that have presented at least one year of programming, or long-term community engagement projects by individual artists.||• Guidelines-English • Guidelines-Español • OLD Budget Form • See right for application link.||5 pm Feb 1, May 1, or Aug 1, for projects starting one month later
|Arts Learning Mini-Grants||Eligible: participatory arts learning projects located in Orange County, outside of schools (for school programs, see Arts & Culture Access below).||• Guidelines-English • Guidelines-Español • OLD Budget Form • See right for application link.||5 pm Feb 1, May 1, or Aug 1, for projects starting one month later
|Diverse Programming Grants||Eligible: cultural organizations over $25K and 3 years+, providing programming designed for diverse audiences.||• OLD Guidelines • OLD Budget Form
• Funded Projects Oct 2016 • Funded Projects Feb 2017 • Funded Projects May 2017
|5 pm Oct 1, Feb 1, or May 1, for projects starting one month later. The availability of this grant program for 2017-2018 will be announced by Sept 1, 2017.
|Operating Support Grants||Eligible: cultural organizations over $25K and 3 years+. New applicants must first send 3 years of financial statements and programming history to Mary@UnitedArts.cc for eligibility.||• Guidelines • Forms (zipped) • Orientation Slides • Current Panelists||5 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017 for 2018 funding.
|Arts and Culture Access Funding – Organizations||Eligible: current organization grantees, with arts education programs for schools. New programs can be posted year-round but most funding is decided in late summer.||Guidelines||5 pm Tues June 6, 2017 – returning applicants must submit major program changes for school year 2016-17, and any new programs (post your program on UAArtsEd.com then apply for funding using this link).
The application is available year-round for new applicants.
5 pm Thurs Aug 3, 2017 – updates to lesson plans and Lunsford forms.
|Arts and Culture Access Funding – Teachers||Eligible: Teachers in Lake, Orange, Osceola or Seminole counties to fund programs from UAArtsEd.com for their class. Funding is LIMITED and runs out fast. Book early!||Guidelines||Available all school year (starting in August) – once funding is gone, you can purchase a program.|
Cultural Tourism (CT) Funding
|Eligible: Cultural nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, for events in Orange County that enhance the Orlando area’s cultural identity, present quality arts and cultural experiences, and promote tourism.
Funding for 25 grantees approved at BCC 10/18/16 and 11/29/16.
FY18 Cultural Tourism Funding REQUESTS ARE IN: See list
• Workshop Overview (includes What’s New & Timeline)
• Application Forms & Narrative Template for Worksheet
• ACH Payment Form
• New logos for all Orange County grantees
|The FY18 Cultural Tourism Funding application period has now closed for this cycle.
• Review Panel Meeting: Thurs., Sept 14, 8:45-12:30 at UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center, Ballroom, Bldg 126, 12676 Gemini Blvd N., Orlando FL 32816
• For application eligibility, applicant meetings by appointment only, contact Trudy@UnitedArts.cc
Cultural Facilities (CF) Funding
|Eligible: nonprofits or governments for acquisition, construction, renovation or equipping of cultural facilities in Orange County.
• Guidelines (PDF)
• New items for FY17 CF
• Workshop PPT
• Application Forms A-D: Certification • Budget • Match • 5-yr Ops Budget
• Change Request/Update FormFY16 files:
• Guidelines (PDF)
• Workshop PowerPoint
• FY16 CF Budget Summary for Pay 2 & FINAL
• FY16 CF Change Request/Update FormFY15 files:
• Report-FY15CF Budget Summary for Pay 2 & FINAL
• FY15 CF Change Request/Update Form
|Application cycle for FY18 Cultural Facilities Funding, for projects July 1, 2018-March 31, 2020, is not yet open.
• Review Panel Meeting: March 29, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-12 noon, at Orange County Administration Building, 201 S. Rosalind Avenue, Orlando; Rm 105. Schedule.
For application eligibility, or applicant meetings by appointment only, contact Trudy@UnitedArts.cc
||To encourage marquee-type blockbuster events–result in regional, statewide and national attendance. Eligible: individual or organization.||Guidelines||Ongoing opportunity — schedule to present a proposal at a Blockbuster Committee meeting (allow couple months’ notice) Contact: Terry Olson, Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs at 407.836.5540, or Terry.Olson@ocfl.net|
For United Arts Grants Programs
Mary Giraulo (Operating Support, Diverse Programming Grant, Arts & Culture Access Grant - Organizations)
Manager, Grants & Arts Education
Main 407.628.0333 x232
Chris-Ann Panther (Mini-Grants, Arts & Culture Access Grant - Teachers)
Grants & Arts Education Assistant
Main 407.628.0333 x228
For Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs
Trudy Wild (Cultural Tourism, Cultural Facilities)
Grants & Research Specialist, United Arts of Central Florida
Main 407.628.0333 x223
Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs
Administrative Office Coordinator, Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs
Application System Instructional Videos
Panelist Nomination Form - Nominate yourself (and learn more about the panel process), or email Mary@UnitedArts.cc to suggest a person with arts and/or business expertise for United Arts grants panels.
Grant Writer Referrals - Interested in helping arts nonprofits write grant applications? United Arts will keep a list of potential grant writers. Send resume showing grant writing / nonprofit experience to Mary@UnitedArts.cc.