Grants 

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 Rafael@UnitedArts.cc for eligibility. FY 19 Guidelines FY 19 Forms (zipped)FY 19 Panelists 5 pm Thursday, August 15, 2019 for 2020 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 UAArtsEd.com 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 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!

Apply for funding from Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs:

Submit Reports on Current Grants
Program
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
FY19 Cultural Tourism Awards-Alpha Order

Advisory Council 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
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The FY20 Cultural Tourism Funding application cycle  will open on May 1, 2019. Funding for events that occur Jan 1-Dec 31, 2020, with marketing and related project expenses after Nov 1, 2019. Workshops will be offered:

• Tues, May 14, 2019, 11 am – 12:30 p.m. at United Arts
•  Wed, May 29, 2019, 9-10:30 a.m. at United Arts
•  Thurs, June 6, 2019, 3-4:30 p.m. Orange County Admin Building
(Mandatory for first-time CT applicants/new leadership/or grantwriters).

• For workshop RSVP, application eligibility, applicant meetings by appointment only, contact Trudy@UnitedArts.cc 

Cultural Facilities (CF) Funding

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

FY19 CF Review Panelists 

FY19 CF Review Panel AGENDA  

FY19 CF Final Scores & Ranking

 

FY19 Files:
Program Overview/ Workshop PPT
• Guidelines (PDF) 
Application Forms:
• A-Certification  •  B-Budget  • C-Match
• D-5-yr Ops Budget   •  Narrative Template
Report Forms:
Change Request Form ACH Payment Form

 FY18 Files:
• Guidelines (PDF)
Report Forms:
Logos for all Orange County grantees
Change Request Form
• Budget/Financial Report Form

FY17 Files or earlier, please contact
Trudy@UnitedArts.cc

 

Application cycle for FY19 Cultural Facilities Funding  is closed.  Next application cycle will begin late fall 2019 for Feb 1, 2020 deadline, for projects during July 1, 2020-March 31, 2022.

• For application eligibility, or applicant meetings by appointment only, contact Trudy@UnitedArts.cc

NEXT STEP: Cultural Facilities Funding Recommendations to Board of County Commissioners Tues., April 23, 2019, 9a.m.
AGENDA – pg 9, A.2. & 3.

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 Terry.Olson@ocfl.net
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 Terry.Olson@ocfl.net

Resources:

Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs and Advisory Council resources:


Arts Advocacy – State of Florida Funding:

The ASK:

RESTORE arts investment for 2019-20 Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, to $43M, the funding level in 2014-15. This amount would partially support the 664 well-vetted, DCA-recommended, matching grants in budget categories of:

  1. Cultural & Museum Matching Grants –    Budget line item #3201: increase to $27,593,312
  2. Culture Builds Florida Matching Grants –Budget line item #3200A: maintain $2,980,028
  3. Cultural Facilities Matching Grants —      Budget line item #3207A: increase to $12,499,777

The time is NOW to reach out, invite, inform, request … Use the contacts list, below.

Updated 4/11/19.

MEDIA:


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


Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs++ Meetings for April/May 2019:

April 2019

  1. (The TDT ARC meeting for April 19, 2019 was cancelled; and is scheduled again for May 19)
  2. Board of County Commissioners (BCC) meeting – Mr. Terry Olson presents Blockbuster Funding and Cultural Facilities Funding recommendations – Tues, April 23, 2019, 9:00 at Orange County Administration Building, 201 S. Rosalind Ave, Orlando, FL, in Commission Chambers. AGENDA

May 2019*

  1. Cultural Tourism Workshop – Tues, May 14, 2019, 11 am – 12:30 p.m. at United Arts; Three dates to choose from. Mandatory for first time applicants or organizations with new leadership/grantwriters. RSVP Trudy@UnitedArts.cc  
  2. Arts and Cultural Affairs Advisory Council meeting – Thurs, May 16, 2019, NOTE NEW START TIME: 8:00 a.m. in the Orange County Administration Building, 201 S. Rosalind Ave, Orlando, FL, in Room 105.
  3. Arts Advocacy Committee meeting – Thurs, May 16, 2019, NEW START TIME 9:30 a.m. in the Orange County Administration Building, 201 S. Rosalind Ave, Orlando, FL, in Room 105.
  4. TDT Application Review Committee (ARC) meeting – Friday, May 17, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Orange County Administration Building, 201 S. Rosalind Ave, Orlando, FL, in Chambers.
  5. Cultural Tourism Workshop – Wed, May 29, 2019, 9-10:30 a.m. at United Arts. RSVP Trudy@UnitedArts.cc
  6. Funding & Standards Committee meeting – Pending reschedule for another date: Thurs., May 30, 2019, 8:30 -10:00 a.m. – Review of Cultural Facilities Funding guidelines & process, in the Orange County Administration Building, 201 S. Rosalind Ave, Orlando, FL, in Room 105.

Looking ahead:

  1. Cultural Tourism Workshop – Thursday, June 6, 2019, 3-4:30 p.m. Orange County Administration Building, 201 S Rosalind Ave, Orlando, Room 105 – RSVP Trudy@UnitedArts.cc
  2. Cultural Tourism applicants – Fri, June 14, 2019, 5 p.m. – Nonprofit Search Portrait updates are DUE
  3. State of the Arts/ Funding report – July 2, 2019 –  Mr. Terry Olson to Orange County Board of County Commissioners, Orange County Administration Building, 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, FL 32801, in Chambers
  4. Cultural Tourism applicants – Thurs, July 11, 2019, 5 p.m.  – Application deadline; check back to www.UnitedArts.cc/grants on May 1 for online application only.

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

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
Rafael@UnitedArts.cc

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

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
Trudy@UnitedArts.cc 

Terry Olson
Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs
407.836.5540
Terry.Olson@ocfl.net

Lindy Shepherd
Administrative Office Coordinator, Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs
407.836.0913
Lindy.Shepherd@ocfl.net

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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 Rafael@UnitedArts.cc.

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