Apply for funding raised through the United Arts Campaign (Arts for ALL Fund):

Submit Reports on Current Grants
Program Eligibility Documents Due Dates
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 FormBudget Glossary • See right for application link.  5 pm Aug 1, Feb 15, May 1, for projects starting one month later. Apply Now!
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 15, or May 1, for projects starting one month later. 
Apply Now!
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 for eligibility. Guidelines Forms (zipped) • Current Panelists 5 pm Thursday, August 16, 2018 for 2019 funding. Apply Now!
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 then apply for funding using this link).
Apply Now! 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 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.   Apply Now!


Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs and Advisory Council resources:

Arts Advocacy – State of Florida Funding:

    •  Florida Dept of State, Division of Arts & Cultural Affairs – Funding for 2019-20 … Vetted, matching grants recommended statewide, $61.7M

      The time is NOW to reach out, invite, inform, request …
  • SAVE THE DATE: Arts & Culture Day in Tallahassee – Wed., March 13, 2019, all day (travel plans TBA)

Apply for funding from Orange County TDT Grants Application Review Committee (ARC):

Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs++ Meetings for Jan 2019:

January 2019

    1.  Cultural Facilities applicants – Letter of Intent and Portrait updates deadline – Thurs, Jan 3, 2019 by 5 p.m.
    2.  Blockbuster Meeting, Dec. 10, 2018, Rescheduled to Thurs., Jan 17, 2019, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Agenda)
      At Orange County Administration Center, 201 S. Rosalind Ave, Orlando, FL 32801, in Room 105
    3.  Application Review Committee (ARC)– Friday, Jan 18, 2019 at 1 p.m. (Agenda)
      At Orange County Admin Center, 201 S Rosalind Ave., Orlando in Chambers

Looking ahead

    1. Cultural Facilities applicants – Application deadline: Fri., Feb 1, 2019, 5 p.m.
    2. Next Arts and Cultural Affairs Advisory Council meeting – Thurs., Feb 14, 2019, 8:30 a.m.;
    3. Followed by Advocacy Committee, Thurs., Feb 14, 2019, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
    4. Public Art Review Board meeting – Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, 4-5 pm. OC Admin, Rm 105,
    5. Art in the Chambers opening – Monday, Feb 18, 2019, 5:30 p.m., in County Chambers
    6. Florida Arts & Culture Day in Tallahassee – Wed, March 13, 2019 – Talk points, training & travel plans pending for group trip to meet legislators

All meetings are free and open to the public.
Check here for the latest complete calendar for 2018-19 Council & its committees’ meetings.

Apply for funding from Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs:

Submit Reports on Current Grants
Information Documents Due Dates
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
– Scores & Ranking

Advisory Council list

FY18 Cultural Tourism Funding
Funding Recommendations (approved by BCC 10/17/17): See list 

FY19 files:
Report Forms:
• Change Request Form 
 Report-ALL Forms-Pay 2

• Guidelines
 How to Apply – Workshop Overview
Application Forms

FY18 files:
 ACH Payment Form
Logos for all Orange County grantees
Report Forms:
Pay 2 Forms workbook
• Change Request Form 

FY17 files:
Report Forms:
Change Request Form
Report-ALL Forms-Pay 2 & FINAL

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 

Cultural Facilities (CF) Funding

Eligible: nonprofits or governments for acquisition, construction, renovation or equipping of cultural facilities in Orange County.

FY18 CF Review Panelists

 FY17 CF Scores & Ranking

FY19 Files:
Program Overview/ Workshop PPT
• Guidelines (PDF) 
Application Forms:
D-5-yr Ops Budget 
Narrative Template

 FY18 Files:
• Guidelines (PDF)
• Workshop PowerPoint-CF Overview
• Application Forms A-D: A-Certification  • B-Budget • C-Match • D-5-yr Ops Budget
ACH Payment Form
Report Forms:
Logos for all Orange County grantees• Change Request Form • Budget/Financial Report Form

FY17 Files:
Report Forms:
• Change Request/Update Form  
 FY17CF Pay 2 & FINAL Budget Summary   

FY16 files:
Report Forms:
FY16 CF Budget Summary for Pay 2 & FINAL
FY16 CF Change Request/Update Form 

File Letter of Intent

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:  for possible additional workshop.

• For application eligibility, or applicant meetings by appointment only, contact

Blockbuster Fund
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
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

Questions? Contact 

For United Arts Grants Programs
Mary Giraulo (Operating Support, Diverse Programming Grant, Arts & Culture Access Grant - Organizations)
Manager, Grants & Arts Education
Direct 407.790.7844
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
Direct 321.972.9837
Main 407.628.0333 x223 

Terry Olson
Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs

Lindy Shepherd
Administrative Office Coordinator, Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs

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