|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 • Budget Glossary • See right for application link.||5 pm Aug 1, Feb 1, May 1, for projects starting one month later.|
|Diversity Grants||Eligible: cultural organizations over $75K and 3 years+, providing programming & marketing designed for diverse audiences, or diversity plans/training.||• Guidelines • Budget Form • Funded Projects to Date||5 pm Oct 4, Feb 1, or May 1, for projects starting one month later.
|Operating Support Grants||Eligible: cultural organizations over $75K 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) • Current Panelists||5 pm Thursday, August 16, 2018 for 2019 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 5, 2018 – returning applicants must submit major program changes for school year 2018-19, 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 2, 2018 – 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.|
LAST YEAR: Florida Dept of State, Division of Arts & Cultural Affairs – Funding for 2018-19
– $2,650,000 funding approved for Cultural & Museum Grants category only, statewide for FY19; 6.4% of requests, on average.
– Graph showing 5-year history of State of Florida arts funding
All meetings are free and open to the public.
Check here for the latest complete calendar for 2018-19 Council & its committees’ meetings.
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.
FY19 Cultural Tourism Funding
FY18 Cultural Tourism Funding
• How to Apply – Workshop Overview
(includes What’s New & Timeline)
• Application Forms
• Change Request Form FY18 files:
• Workshop Overview
• Application Forms
• ACH Payment Form
• Logos for all Orange County grantees
• Pay 2 Forms workbook
• Change Request Form
|The FY19 Cultural Tourism Funding application cycle is now closed. Funding for events that occur Jan 1-Dec 31, 2019, with marketing and related project expenses after Nov 1, 2018.
• 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.
• Program Overview
• Guidelines (PDF)
Application cycle for FY19 Cultural Facilities Funding is open for projects during July 1, 2019-March 31, 2021; application due Friday, Feb 1, 2019, 5 p.m.
All scheduled workshops have been held. Every applicant must attend one workshop; if you are still interested in applying, RSVP to: Trudy@UnitedArts.cc for possible additional workshop.
• 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|
|Orlando Chapter of the Awesome Foundation
||The Awesome Foundation is a global community advancing the interest of awesome in the universe, $1000 at a time. Eligible: individual or group.||APPLY FOR A GRANT||Ongoing opportunity — For more information, contact: Mr. 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
Matthew Kopkin (Mini-Grants, Arts & Culture Access Grant - Teachers)
Grants & Arts Education Coordinator
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.