United Arts Grants 

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Program Eligibility Documents Due Dates
Mini-Grants Eligible: cultural events by nonprofit organizations based in Lake, Osceola and Orange counties that have presented at least one year of programming • Guidelines • Budget Form Budget Glossary  5 pm Aug 3, Feb 1 for projects starting one month later.
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)
5 pm March 8, 2021

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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

Applications are no longer being accepted; funding for FY21 has been exhausted. Future funding is TBD.

• Guidelines TBD
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 Rolling deadline: first-come, first-served until funding is exhausted.

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Operating Support Grants  FY22 application and guidelines to be updated by April 30, 2021.  FY21 Guidelines 

Forms (zipped)

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 

• More Information

5 pm Mon June 15, 2020 – returning applicants must submit major program changes for school year 2019-20, and any new programs (post your program on UAArtsEd.com then apply for funding using this link).
Apply Now! The application is available year-round for new applicants.
5 pm Mon Aug 3, 2020 – 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 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.   Apply Now!

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!

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Questions? Contact



For United Arts Grants Programs
Rafael Torres (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

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