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United Arts Grants 

Access the United Arts Grant Portal

 

Program Eligibility Documents Important Dates
Volunteer Grant Review Panelist  Volunteer panelists are vital to the integrity of the grant review process. They bring their understanding of the arts, arts education, nonprofit management, creative entrepreneurship, and the community to evaluate each application. There are several opportunities to volunteer as a grant panelist throughout the year. [-] Volunteer Panelist Profile

[-] Volunteer Panelist Opportunity Description
Grant review panels occur year-round!
Arts Education Access Funding

 

Eligible: current organization/individual artist grantees with arts education programs for K-12 Osceola, Lake, and Seminole County Public Schools. Checklist

UA Lunsford Form

Guidelines

Program Pricing Forms

Lesson Plan Form

 

Deadline: 

New programs are accepted year-round, but most funding is decided in late summer, as applications open on June 1st. To apply for funding, go here. 

New applicants must also create a UAARTSED account and submit their program(s) for 2022-23.

Returning applicants with significant changes to their program(s) must reflect those changes on their UAARTSED account.

Arts and Culture Access Funding Eligible: Current organizations/teaching artist grantees with arts education programs for K-12 Orange County Public Schools. Checklist

UA Lunsford Form

Guidelines

Program Pricing Forms

Lesson Plan Form

Deadline: New programs are accepted year-round, but most funding is decided in late summer, as applications open on June 1st. To apply for funding, go here.

New applicants must also create a UAARTSED account and submit their program(s) for 2022-23.

Returning applicants with significant changes to their program(s) must reflect those changes on their UAARTSED account.

Individual Artist Grants Eligible: Individual artists residing in Lake, Orange, Osceola or Seminole counties Important Information:
Individual Artist Grant Program Interest Form
Relaunching 2023! Sign-up for updates and notification of the Grant Program’s Launch using Individual Artist Interest Form.
Duke Energy Diversity in the Arts  Eligible: BIPOC / ALAANA led, diverse 501 (c) 3 organizations located in Lake, Orange, Osceola, or Seminole counties that provide year-round programming.  

Information:
[-] Press Release
[-] 2023 Guidelines
[-] Application Checklist
[-] Questions List
[-] Financial Statement Template
[-] Q&A Recording
[-] In-person Q&A signups

 

 

 

 

Current Phase: Grants Awarded

FY 2023 Timeline

Applications Opening: August 15, 2022

Applications Due: October 2, 2022, 11:59 PM

Panel Review: November 2022

Grants Awarded: December 2022

Operating Support Grants Eligible: Nonprofit organizations based in Lake, Seminole, Osceola and Orange counties that have presented at least three years of programming as a 501(c)3 and have successfully completed a UA Project or Diversity in the Arts grant. Information:
[-] 2023 Guidelines [-]Recorded Overview 
[-] Overview Slides
[-] Q&A session recording
[-] Financial Documentation Requirements
[-] Which program is right for my organization 
[-] Questions List
Required 2023 Forms: 
include in application[-] Form A
[-] Form B
[-]Form B Footnotes
PDF | Word
[-] Form C
[-] Form C Footnotes
PDF | Word+ If you think you will need more footnote space, the Word version will allow you to add rows.Intent to Apply: Required for all new organizations
[-]2023 Guidelines
[-]Intent to Apply Form
[-]Form A 
Current Phase: Grants Awarded

Application opens: June 28, 2022

Intent to Apply:  required for new applicants: July 25th @11:59 pm

Deadline: Sunday, August 21 @ 11:59 pm

Panel Review: October 2022

Grants Awarded:  Mid-December 2022

 

Project Grants
Project Grants provide competitive funding for projects, events, productions, festivals, and exhibitions that:

 

[-] Increase access to and participation in arts, culture, history, or science programming within our communities

 

[-] Act as a catalyst for positive change through arts and culture-based community development (creative community development)

 

[-] Amplify diverse cultures and voices

 

501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in Lake, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties are eligible to apply.

Cycle 2: Mar. 1, 2023 – Feb. 29 2024 Information

 

[-] Checklist
[-] Guidelines
[-] Unique Entity ID Support

[-] Question List
[-] Project Budget Glossary

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March 1 2023 – Feb. 2024 Cycle

Current Phase: Applications Under Review

Expected Decision Date: March 9 2023

Project period: March 1 2023 to February 29 2024 [Eligible Expenses start March 1 2023]

 

Next Cycle: 

Applications Open: End of March 2023

Expected Decision Date: Mid June 2023

Project Period: July 1 2023 – June 30 2024 [Eligible Expenses start July 1 2023]

 

 

 

Orange County Venue Subsidy Grants Eligible: cultural organizations that are renting space at a venue in Orange County for an exhibition or performance Visit the Orange County Grants Page for information on this program; contact Luke@UnitedArts.cc or call 407.636.5121
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.

Applications have closed and Funding has been dispersed.

 

Grantee & Applicant Resources:

Grant Portal Information

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.

Resources

Applicant, Grantee, and Cultural Partner Support

United Arts  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
Elyse@UnitedArts.cc