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 1, May 1, for projects starting one month later. Apply Now!
Diversity Grants  Eligible: cultural organizations over $25K and 3 years+, providing programming & marketing designed for diverse audiences, or diversity plans/training.  OLD Guidelines OLD Budget Form Funded Projects to Date 5 pm Oct 1, Feb 1, or May 1, for projects starting one month later. Application will become available in September 2018.
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 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 mid-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 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:

Meetings – June/July 2018:

  1. OC Arts Advocacy Committee meeting: Thursday, June 28, 2018, 1:30-3:00 p.m.;
    Orange County Administration Building, 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, FL 32801, in Room 105
  2. OC BCC – Terry Olson’s State of the Arts report, Tues., July 10, 2018, 9:00 a.m. start ( check back for Agenda not yet available;)
    Orange County Administration Building, 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, FL 32801, in Chambers
  3. FYI: Orange County TDT ARC meeting, Fri., July 20, 2018, 1 p.m.; Member Roster
    Orange County Administration Building, 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, FL 32801, in Chambers

    No Advisory Council meeting in July; will resume on Thurs., August 16, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
    For a complete calendar for 2018-19 Council & its committees  (pending)

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.

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

Advisory Council list

FY19 files:
 How to Apply – Workshop Overview
(includes What’s New & Timeline)
• Guidelines
Application Forms
Report Forms:
• Change Request FormFY18 files:
Workshop Overview
Application Forms
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 open. Funding for events that occur Jan 1-Dec 31, 2019, with marketing and related project expenses after Nov 1, 2018.  Apply Now!

Application deadlines:
– Portrait updates on Nonprofit Search by Fri., June 15, 2018, 5 p.m.
– Online application due Thurs., July 12, 2018, 5 p.m.

Workshops have all been completed. (see overview at left)

• 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




FY18 Files:
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
Report Forms:
Change Request 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 

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

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 at     APPLY FOR A GRANT
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

Jessica Peeples (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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Grant Writing Tips

Panelist Nomination Form - Nominate yourself (and learn more about the panel process), or email to suggest a person with arts and/or business expertise for United Arts grants panels.

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