|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
|Diverse Programming Grants||Eligible: cultural organizations over $25K and 3 years+, providing programming designed for diverse audiences.||• 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.||• Guidelines • Forms (zipped) • Orientation Slides • Current Panelists||5 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017 for 2018 funding.
|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 6, 2017 – returning applicants must submit major program changes for school year 2016-17, 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 3, 2017 – 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
• Workshop Overview (includes What’s New & Timeline)
• Application Forms
• ACH Payment Form
• Logos for all Orange County grantees
• Change Request Form
|The FY18 Cultural Tourism Funding application period has now closed for this cycle; next grant round will be posted in May 2018.
• 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 for projects during July 1, 2018-March 31, 2020.
• Workshops have all been presented; however it is mandatory to attend one to apply for facilities funding. If interested email Trudy@UnitedArts.cc:
• Site visits: March 1, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon.
Review Panel Meeting: March 29, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-12 noon, at Orange County Administration Building, 201 S. Rosalind Avenue, Orlando; Rm 105.
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.