Grants 

Apply for funding raised through the United Arts Campaign (Arts for ALL Fund):

Submit Reports on Current Grants
Program Eligibility Documents Due Dates
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 Budget Form • See right for application link.  5 pm Feb 1, May 1, or Aug 1, for projects starting one month later
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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 Budget Form • See right for application link.  5 pm Feb 1, May 1, or Aug 1, for projects starting one month later
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Diverse Programming Grants  Eligible: cultural organizations over $25K and 3 years+, providing programming designed for diverse audiences.   Guidelines Budget Form Funded Projects to Date 5 pm Oct 5, Feb 1, or May 1, for projects starting one month later. 
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.  Apply Now!
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).
Apply Now!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.   Apply Now!

Resources:

Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs and Advisory Council resources:

Meetings – Oct/Nov 2017:

  1. Board of County Commissioners Meeting – Tues., Oct 17, 2017, 9:00AM (Agenda)
    at Orange County Administration Building, in Chambers, 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, FL 32801
    for Cultural Tourism & Blockbuster Funding approvals and State of the Arts presentation. Funding Recommendations (pending approval) 
  2. Oct 17 after BCC – Blackout lifted on lobbying for CT Funding, if BCC approves the CT funding – OK and welcome to send thank you letters! (Council contacts) (Board of Commissioners site)
  3. Thursday Oct 19 at 8:30AM Blockbuster – Hurricane Irma application/allocation review … at County Admin Bldg, 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Room 105
  4. Followed by Advisory Council, Thurs Oct 19 at 10AM – Approvals on Hurricane Irma Arts Relief funding, at County Admin Bldg, 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Room 105
  5. Same day: Thurs Oct 19 at 5PM – Cultural Facilities (CF) Workshop at Orlando Public Library: 101 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL (Magnolia Room) –
    – Application due Feb. 1, 2018, 5PM; for projects July 1, 2018-March 31, 2020; mandatory for each applicant to attend one workshop; RSVP required: Trudy@UnitedArts.cc.
  6. DATE CHANGE: Funding & Standards Committee meeting of Thurs, October 19 has been changed to Wed., October 25, 8:30AM
    at the Orange County Administration Building, 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Room 105, Orlando, FL 32801.
    Review of Cultural Tourism Guidelines and Cultural Facilities technical requests
  7. Advisory Council meeting – Friday, Nov 3, 2017 at 8:30AM
    at Orange County Administration Building, 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, FL 32801, Room 105.
    There are plenty of parking spaces available in the  adjacent lot, or parking ramp.
  8. Blockbuster Committee (IF needed)– Fri., Nov 3, 2017 at 10:00AM
    at Orange County Administration Building, Rm. 105, immediately following the Council meeting.
  9. WED., NOV. 8, 2017; 12:00-1:00PM, 2nd Cultural Facilities workshop; AT UNITED ARTS OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
  10. FYI: Next Tourist Development Council (TDC) meeting – Wed., Nov. 29, 2017 at 9 AM
    at Orange County Administration Building, 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Chambers, Orlando, FL 32801.
  11. For a complete 2017-18  Council calendar click here.

Apply for funding from Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs:

Submit Reports on Current Grants
Program
Information Documents Due Dates
 

 

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.

FY18 Cultural Tourism Funding
Funding Recommendations (pending BCC approval): See list 

Advisory Council list

FY18 files:
Workshop Overview (includes What’s New & Timeline)
Guidelines
Application Forms & Narrative Template for Worksheet
ACH Payment Form
New logos for all Orange County grantees

FY17 files:
Report Forms:
Change Request Form
Report-ALL Forms-Pay 2 & FINAL
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FY16 files:
Report Forms:
• FY16CT-Report-ALL-Forms-Pay 2 & FINAL 
FY16 CT Change Request/Update Form

The FY18 Cultural Tourism Funding  application period has now closed for this cycle. 

• 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.

FY17 CF Review Panelists

 FY17 CF Scores & Ranking

 

 

 

FY18 Files:
Guidelines (PDF)
New items for FY18 CF
Workshop PPT 
• Application /Forms (pending-October)   
FY17 Files:
Guidelines (PDF)
New items for FY17 CF
Workshop PPT
Application Forms A-D: Certification • Budget • Match • 5-yr Ops Budget
Logos
Report Forms:
Change Request/Update Form  
 FY17CF Pay 2 & FINAL Budget Summary   
 FY16 files:
Guidelines (PDF)
Workshop PowerPoint
Report Forms:
FY16 CF Budget Summary for Pay 2 & FINAL
FY16 CF Change Request/Update Form 
Application cycle for FY18 Cultural Facilities Funding, for projects July 1, 2018-March 31, 2020, is not yet open.

Workshops (mandatory to attend one); RSVP to  Trudy@UnitedArts.cc:

– THURS., OCT. 19, 2017; 5:00-6:00PM AT ORLANDO PUBLIC LIBRARY

– WED., NOV. 8, 2017; 12:00-1:00PM AT UNITED ARTS OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

– FRI., DEC. 8, 2017; 9:00-10:00AM AT ORANGE COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES

Review Panel Meeting: March 29, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-12 noon,  at Orange County Administration Building, 201 S. Rosalind Avenue, Orlando; Rm 105.

For application eligibility, or applicant meetings by appointment only, contact Trudy@UnitedArts.cc

Blockbuster Fund
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

Questions? Contact 

For United Arts Grants Programs
Mary Giraulo (Operating Support, Diverse Programming Grant, Arts & Culture Access Grant - Organizations)
Manager, Grants & Arts Education
Direct 407.790.7844
Main 407.628.0333 x232
Mary@UnitedArts.cc

Chris-Ann Panther (Mini-Grants, Arts & Culture Access Grant - Teachers)
Grants & Arts Education Assistant
Main 407.628.0333 x228
ChrisAnn@UnitedArts.cc

For Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs
Trudy Wild (Cultural Tourism, Cultural Facilities)
Grants & Research Specialist, United Arts of Central Florida
Direct 321.972.9837
Main 407.628.0333 x223
Trudy@UnitedArts.cc 

Terry Olson
Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs
407.836.5540
Terry.Olson@ocfl.net

Lindy Shepherd
Administrative Office Coordinator, Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs
407.836.0913
Lindy.Shepherd@ocfl.net

Application System Instructional Videos

How to Create an Account
How to Apply

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To Do List for Artists & Organizations

Grant Writing Tips

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.

Ask for a change to your current United Arts grant.

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