|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 Form • See right for application link.||5 pm Feb 1, May 1, or Aug 1, for projects starting one month later
|Arts Learning Mini-Grants||Eligible: participatory arts learning projects located in Orange County, outside of schools (for school programs, see Arts & Culture Access below).||• Guidelines-English • Guidelines-Español • Budget Form • See right for application link.||5 pm Feb 1, May 1, or Aug 1, for projects starting one month later
|Diversity Grants||Eligible: cultural organizations over $25K and 3 years+, providing programming & marketing designed for diverse audiences, or diversity plans/training.||• Guidelines • Budget Form • Funded Projects to Date||5 pm Oct 5, Feb 1, or May 1, for projects starting one month later.
|Operating Support Grants||Eligible: cultural organizations over $25K and 3 years+. New applicants must first send 3 years of financial statements and programming history to Mary@UnitedArts.cc for eligibility.||• OLD Guidelines • OLD Forms (zipped) • OLD Application • OLD Orientation Slides • Current Panelists||5 pm Thursday, August 16, 2018 for 2019 funding. Application will become available in June 2018.
|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).
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.|
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.
FY18 Cultural Tourism Funding
|The FY19 Cultural Tourism Funding application cycle opens in April 2018. Funding for events that occur Jan 1-Dec 31, 2019, with marketing and related project expenses after Nov 1, 2018.
• Application deadlines:
Workshops: (ONE is mandatory for first-time applicants), RSVP for:
• For 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.
• Guidelines (PDF)
• New items for FY18 CF
• Workshop PowerPoint-CF Overview
• Application Forms A-D: A-Certification • B-Budget • C-Match • D-5-yr Ops Budget
• ACH Payment Form
• Change Request Form
|Application cycle for FY18 Cultural Facilities Funding is closed; next cycle will begin Nov 2018 (workshops) for projects during July 1, 2019-March 31, 2021; application due late Jan, 2019.
• BCC Meeting/final approval: (Tues, May 22, 2018), 9:00 a.m., at Orange County Administration Building, 201 S. Rosalind Avenue, Orlando; in Chambers.
For application eligibility, or applicant meetings by appointment only, contact Trudy@UnitedArts.cc
||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 at www.AwesomeOrlando.us APPLY FOR A GRANT
For more information, contact: Mr. Terry Olson, Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs at 407.836.5540, or Terry.Olson@ocfl.net
For United Arts Grants Programs
Mary Giraulo (Operating Support, Diverse Programming Grant, Arts & Culture Access Grant - Organizations)
Manager, Grants & Arts Education
Main 407.628.0333 x232
Jessica Ghersetich (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
Main 407.628.0333 x223
Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs
Administrative Office Coordinator, Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs
Application System Instructional Videos
Panelist Nomination Form - Nominate yourself (and learn more about the panel process), or email Mary@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 Mary@UnitedArts.cc.