United Arts: Funding Opportunities 

Submit Reports on Current Grants

 

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

https://www.fdacs.gov/Business-Services/Solicitation-of-Contributions

https://dos.myflorida.com/sunbiz/start-business/efile/fl-nonprofit-corporation/

Program Eligibility Documents Due Dates
Project Grants
(Formerly known as Mini Grants)
Eligible: cultural events by nonprofit organizations in Lake, 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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Diversity in the Arts Funding Eligible: Cultural organizations led by people of color that have not been funded by United Arts in the last three years • Guidelines 
• Guidelines (Español)
Applications are no longer being accepted; funding for FY21 has been exhausted. Future funding is TBD
Diversity & Accessibility Grants  Eligible: cultural organizations based in Lake, Osceola and Orange counties that have presented at least three years of programming  Guidelines Budget Form • Sample Audience Survey Applications are no longer being accepted; funding for FY21 has been exhausted. Future funding is TBD
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

NEW! 

Applications open at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 16

Apply by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, October 15 
United Arts Staff will be available until 5 p.m. on Friday, October 15 to provide assistance.

 

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Front Yard Festival Grants Eligible: Cultural organizations based in Orange County and/or City of Orlando that are utilizing the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts’ Front Yard Festival outdoor event venue • Guidelines Applications are no longer being accepted; funding for FY21 has been exhausted. Future funding is TBD.
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 grant (mini grant/project grant, diversity or facility grant).

Please refer to FY22 Guidelines for more eligibility requirements.

 FY22 Guidelines

Forms (zipped)

 

Applications are now closed.

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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United Arts 101 Workshops: On a quarterly basis, United Arts provides an introductory workshop on its grants programs and services. To RSVP, please click here!

Click here to learn about Arts Advocacy – State of Florida Funding

 

 

Questions? Contact

 

 

For United Arts Grants Programs

Ivan Quintero (Mini-Grants, Arts & Culture Access Grant – Teachers)
Grants & Arts Education Coordinator
Main 407.628.0333 x228
Ivan@UnitedArts.cc

Application System Instructional Videos

How to Create an Account
How to Apply

Resources
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Suggested Resources for Nonprofits
Suggested Resources for Artists

To Do List for Artists & Organizations
To-Do List for Artists & Organizations – Spanish

Grant Writing Tips

Panelist Nomination Form – Nominate yourself (and learn more about the panel process), or email Ivan@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 Ivan@UnitedArts.cc.

Ask for a change to your current United Arts grant.

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