United Arts of Central Florida - Diverse Leadership Pipeline 


To address board vacancies and succession at our region’s nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, United Arts created the Diverse Leadership Pipeline to help the entire arts and cultural sector recruit new members.
This program will help connect individuals who may be a good match based on their interests and skill sets, with local arts and cultural nonprofit organizations. It’s designed to help ensure the leadership of Central Florida’s arts and cultural community reflects its diverse population. Without diverse people included in the decision-making process of our boards, we will not reach our vision that all people of Central Florida have access to the arts.
1. Review the cultural organizations’ profiles below, and then 2. Complete the application at the bottom of this page or on the organization’s profile page!

If your nonprofit arts and/or cultural organization would like to be included, please reach out to Sean Thurman, Marketing & Communications Director at United Arts: Sean@UnitedArts.cc.

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United Arts of Central Florida

Arts & Cultural
Address 216 Pasadena Place Orlando Florida 32801


We are currently seeking leaders with skills in finance, marketing, fundraising, community development, legal, design, public speaking, strategic planning, education, event planning, media relations, human relations, advocacy and management. Service on United Arts does not require artistic talents only passion and appreciation for the arts and impact on the community. United Arts has a commitment to be intentional about diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion. Our Board reflects 42% people of color and has representation of LGBTQ community. We serve Lake, Osceola, Orange and Seminole Counties and geographic diversity is important. Age diversity is also welcomed. The arts are for everyone, and so all ages are needed to help make important decisions to advance our vision of Arts for All

  • United Arts has a give or get policy of $1,000 per year. This means that you will help raise $1,000 through your professional or social networks, or you will give $1,000. INkind services are much needed and welcomed.
  • Nominating process February – April Election – Annual Meeting 2nd Wed of June
  • 3 years with maximum 6 years
  • Board meets 4 x per year from 4-5:30 pm on second Wednesday of September, December, March and June. Serve on one standing committee, attend Collaborative Campaign Kickoff February 1 or first business day, and half day Board Retreat annually
  • United Arts has seven grants panels where volunteers are welcome to serve to help us deploy our financial resources with equity and inclusion. Our Development and fundraising committee welcomes non Board members. We also have a Finance and Audit committee with non Board members serving.


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Ready to be a board member? Contact Us

Central Florida residents interested in serving on the board of directors of a local arts and culture non-profit: United Arts of Central Florida, your local arts agency, has introduced the Diverse Leadership Pipeline with information about Board leadership in nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and an opportunity for you to self-nominate on one common form that allows you to designate the organizations where you wish to be considered for Board service. United Arts will forward this information to the organizations that you designate interest in so that they are aware of your interest and can consider your application for Board Leadership. Please make sure to read the organization’s profiles so that you are clear on their unique Board service expectations for your time, talent, and treasures. If you are open to any organization, United Arts will assist in making a connection for you!

Thank you in advance for your time, attention, and willingness to serve the Central Florida arts and culture community! Please note that filling out the form does not guarantee board placement.

Thank you in advance for your time, attention, and willingness to serve the Central Florida arts and culture community! Please note that filling out the form does not guarantee board placement.