United Arts Grants 

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All grantees must be registered annually with State Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs to solicit contributions and fundraise in the state of Florida



Program Eligibility Documents Due Dates
American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) – Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund
Eligible: (1) have been a registered 501(c)(3) located in and provided cultural programming in Orange County, prior to March 2019 and (2) must currently be in and providing cultural programming in Orange County. Guidelines

Click here for the Application F.A.Q. page. (This is a working page that is updated daily with questions from applicants and the community).

Calculator Workbooks:

For those using 990 forms (only works with a January – December Fiscal Year): Select this workbook.

For those not using 990 forms (better option for orgs. with non- calendar year fiscal years): Select this workbook.

Currently Accepting Applications!

Deadline Sunday, January 16 @11:59 p.m.



Project Grants
Eligible: cultural programs, projects and events by nonprofit organizations in Lake, Seminole, Osceola and Orange counties that have presented at least one year of programming • Guidelines 

To view in guidelines in different languages, please click here.

• Budget FormBudget Glossary 

5 p.m. Wednesday, January 26 for projects beginning March 1, 2022.

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Orange County Venue Subsidy Grants Eligible: cultural organizations that are renting space at a venue in Orange County for an exhibition or performance • Guidelines

To view in guidelines in different languages, please click here.

• FY22 DPAC Form
• Budget Form
• Budget Glossary

2022 Applications currently under review. Notification expected mid / end November
Operating Support Grants  Eligible: nonprofit organizations based in Lake, Osceola and Orange counties that have presented at least three years of programming and have successfully completed a UA Project or Diversity in the Arts grant.

Please refer to FY22 Guidelines for more eligibility requirements.

 FY22 Guidelines

Forms (zipped)


2022 Applications currently under review. Notification expected mid December

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. • More Information 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2021: Returning applicants must submit major program changes for school year 2021-22, and any new programs (post your program on UAArtsEd.com then apply for funding using this link).

5 p.m. Thursday, August 5, 2021: Updates to lesson plans and Lunsford forms.

Note for new applicants: The application is available year-round, but most funding is decided over the summer, so applying by June 15 is recommended.

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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.

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Change Request Form

United Arts grantees, use THIS form to request changes to your UA-Grant. United Arts must approve all changes before the project moves forward.

Applicant Support

United Arts Grants and Outreach staff is here to brainstorm ideas, answer questions, provide technical assistance and facilitate your application process.

For United Arts Grants Programs

Elyse Jardine
Grants Program Officer
Direct 407-790-7844

For Arts and Culture Access

Ivan Quintero
Education Program Officer
Direct 407-636-5126

Grant Portal Instructional Videos

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How to Apply

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