Orange County Grants 

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.

Board of County Commissioners approved all funding requests, as listed here, on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. 

 

 

FY22 files:
Workshop About Cultural Tourism Funding – (2-per sheet) – (full screen)
Guidelines 
Profile for Nonprofit Search:
   –  New User/Organization
   –  Update Existing Organization
• Forms:
   – Calculate Max Request – Required
  – ALL Application Forms-Budget-Match-Marketing
•  No lobbying – reminder  — FY21 files:
• 
Guidelines -Updated Adv. Council 6/11/20
Change Request Form  
• Logos for all Orange County grantees; color JPGBlack transparent; White transparent
• V
erbiage: “This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.” 
Apply Now! FY22 Cultural Tourism Funding application is open. Apply for funding for events that occur within Jan 1-Dec 31, 2022, with marketing and related project expenses after Nov 1, 2021.
 • Profile (portrait) due June 15, 2021
 • Application due Thurs., July 8, 2021, 5 p.m.

Three workshops offered; on Webex. Register on meeting options below to RSVP and get meeting link.

  • May 12, 21, May 27, 2021

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

Cultural Facilities (CF) Funding

 

 

 

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

 

Program moratorium in effect 10/1/20.

For current grantees’ forms:

FY20 Files:
•  Guidelines (PDF) 
Workshop Overview
Application Forms:
A-Certification
B-Budget
C-Match
D-5-yr Ops Budget
• Change Request Form 

FY19 Files:
• Report Forms:
Budget/Financial Report Form 
• Change Request Form 

FY18 & earlier files:
Contract Trudy@UnitedArts.cc 

NOTICE: Unfortunately there will be no Cultural Facilities funds this year or next.  It may be a few years before the Tourist Development Tax revenue is back to a level that we can allocate money for this program.

  • We’ll add you to the mailing list for weekly updates if you’d like.

– Contact: Terry Olson, Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs at 407.836.5540, or Terry.Olson@ocfl.net

• For program information, contact Trudy@UnitedArts.cc

Blockbuster Fund
To encourage marquee-type blockbuster events–result in regional, statewide and national attendance. Eligible: individual or organization.  Program moratorium in effect 10/1/20.

For current grantees’ forms:

Guidelines
• 
Change Request Form
FY19 Budget-Financial Summary Report Form

NOTICE: Unfortunately there will be no Blockbuster funds this year or next.  It may be a few years before the Tourist Development Tax revenue is back to a level that we can allocate money for the Blockbuster Fund.

  • We’ll add you to the mailing list for weekly updates if you’d like.

– 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, $1,000 at a time. Eligible: individual or group.  Temporary program moratorium in effect 2/1/21.

APPLY FOR A GRANT

On Hold:
Ongoing opportunity
— For more information, contact: Mr. Terry Olson, Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs at 407.836.5540, or Terry.Olson@ocfl.net

Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs resources:


REMINDERS: Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs Meetings:

Meeting protocols during COVID-19:
Due to the difficulty in convening meetings with quorum during COVID-19, ALL meetings of the Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs Advisory Council & its committees are at OUTDOOR venues; locations To Be Announced.*
(Check back for updates, or visit Orange County’s Arts & Cultural Affairs webpage)

Advisory Council & committee meetings are free and open to the public. Public comment will be read if you submit an email to: Hayley.Owen@ocfl.net at least one day before the meeting.

June 2021 

  • Sustainability Committee, Monday, June 7, 2021, 9:30-11:00 a.m., Location: Orlando Shakes Outdoor Tent, 812 E. Rollins St, Orlando, FL 32803, AGENDA
  • Committee Chairs meeting, Monday, June 14, 2021, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Location: Orlando Shakes Outdoor Tent, 812 E. Rollins St, Orlando, FL 32803
  • $ Cultural Tourism Funding – Central Florida Foundation Nonprofit Search Profile is due, Tues, June 15, 5:00 p.m. 
    –  New User/Organization
       –  Update Existing Organization
  • Advocacy Committee, Thurs, June 17, 2021, 10:00-11:30 a.m. – In-person; meeting location To Be Announced
  • Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Committee, Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 9:00-10:00 a.m., Location: Orlando Shakes Outdoor Tent, 812 E. Rollins St., Orlando, FL 32803

July 2021 & looking ahead:

  • $ Cultural Tourism Funding FY22 – application due, Thurs, July 8, 2021, 5:00 p.m., Online. For questions, Trudy@UnitedArts.cc
  • Terry Olson State of the Arts presentation to Orange County Board of County Commissioners – Tues, July 13, 2021, (time/location/access TBA)

 

*Meeting locations: Until further notice, all Council and subcommittee meetings will be held in-person. Each located must be secured individually – please check back as locations are To Be Announced.

Alternate locations:

  1. OUTDOORS: Under the pavilion at Barber Park, 3701 Gatlin Ave., Orlando, FL 32812.
  2. INSIDE: Oak Room, Marks Street Senior Center, 99 East Marks Street, Orlando, FL 32803.
    At this time, we cannot accommodate virtual options.
    Beginning Dec 8, all meetings of the Advisory Council and its committees will be held in-person, without a virtual option. It is state mandated that we conduct Council meetings in-person, and must achieve a quorum or cannot conduct business. The technology needs could not be accommodated to maintain both in-person and virtual for the County’s 57 boards and countless related subcommittees.

For the latest posted meeting dates and agendas, visit Orange County’s Arts & Cultural Affairs webpage or United Arts – Orange County Grants page.

2020-21 Council, committees, calendar & bios.

See Arts Advocacy page, or link here for: Arts Advocacy – State of Florida Funding 

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

  • TDT ARC Funding — REMINDER: only Capital Grants of $2M+ projects have been considered to date.
    –  The web site for the ARC programs is: https://netapps.ocfl.net/arctdtgrants/tdtgrants
    –  The cycle for facilities grant applications closed Nov 14, 2018. 

 

 

Questions for Orange  County Arts & Cultural Affairs? 

 

Contact:

Trudy Wild (Cultural Tourism, Cultural Facilities)
Director, Grants and Research, United Arts of Central Florida
Direct 321.972.9837
Main 407.628.0333 x223
Trudy@UnitedArts.cc 

Terry Olson
Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs (Blockbuster, Awesome Foundation)
407.836.5540
Terry.Olson@ocfl.net

 

Application System Instructional Videos

How to Create an Account
How to Apply

Logos for publicity:  Logo -color JPG for all Orange County grantees;  black/white.ai
 Verbiage: “This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.”