All grantees must be registered annually with State Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs to solicit contributions and fundraise in the state of Florida
(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.
5 p.m. Wednesday, July 28 for projects beginning Sept. 1, 2021
5 p.m. Wednesday, January 26 for projects beginning March 1, 2022.
|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
Applications are no longer being accepted; funding for FY21 has been exhausted. Future funding is 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||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
Application open: Friday, June 25, 2021
Application deadline: Thursday, August 5, 2021; 5 p.m.
Note: New applicants (not a current Operating Support Grantee) must notify United Arts of their intent to apply by July 15, 2021.
Register for application workshop here.
|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.
|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.|
For United Arts Grants Programs
Ivan Quintero (Mini-Grants, Arts & Culture Access Grant – Teachers)
Grants & Arts Education Coordinator
Main 407.628.0333 x228
Application System Instructional Videos
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.
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