Orange County Grants 

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.

FY21 CT Requests 

Review panel meeting: Thurs., Sept 17, 2020, 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Webex:


FY21 files:
Guidelines -Updated Adv. Council 6/11/20
Workshop/Program overview 
• New! Calculate Max request 
Application Forms FY20 files:
Report Forms:
• Pay 2 All Forms workbook
• Change Request Form
• Logos for all Orange County grantees; color JPGBlack transparent ; White transparent
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erbiage: “This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.”FY19 files:
Report Forms:
• Change Request Form 
 Report-ALL Forms-Pay 2

FY21 Cultural Tourism Funding application cycle is now closed. FY22 cycle will open next year 
for funding for events that occur within Jan 1-Dec 31, 2022, with marketing and related project expenses after Nov 1, 2021.
No workshops are scheduled at this time. Contact for more information.

• For 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. 



FY20 Files:
•  Guidelines (PDF) 
Workshop Overview
Application Forms:
D-5-yr Ops Budget
• Change Request Form 
FY19 Files:
• Report Forms:
Budget/Financial Report Form 
• Change Request Form 

 FY18 Files:
Report Forms:
 Change Request Form
• Budget/Financial Report Form

The grant cycle for FY20 Cultural Facilities (CF) Funding for projects during July 1, 2020-March 31, 2022 has been suspended. There is no planned funding for the facilities program for FY20 or FY21 at this time.

• Contact

Blockbuster Fund
To encourage marquee-type blockbuster events–result in regional, statewide and national attendance. Eligible: individual or organization.   Guidelines
Change Request Form
FY19 Budget-Financial Summary Report Form
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
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

Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs resources:

REMINDERS: Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs++ Meetings for August/September 2020:

All meetings of the Advisory Council and its committees are virtual via Webex, until further notice.
All meetings use the same Webex link (unless noted otherwise): 
Advisory Council & committee meetings are free and open to the public. For those who want to “attend” the meetings, use Webex links below, or as noted:

August 2020:

September 2020 & looking ahead:


Default/universal webex link for Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs meetings (unless noted otherwise).

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

2020-20 Council, 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:
    –  The cycle for facilities grant applications closed Nov 14, 2018. 



Questions 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 (Blockbuster, Awesome Foundation)


Application System Instructional Videos

How to Create an Account
How to Apply

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