Orange County Grants 

Apply for funding from Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs:

The mission of the Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs Advisory Council is: To elevate the status of Central Florida’s arts and culture to that befitting a world-class community.

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.

 

FY22 Cultural Tourism Funding – Scores and Ranking from the Review Panel are now available here.

• The next step is the Advisory Council meeting on Thurs., Oct 7, 2021, 8:30 a.m .- 10:00 a.m.

NOTICE the meeting location changed to: 

• West Orange Recreation Center Gymnasium, 309 SW Crown Point Rd., Winter Garden, FL 34787

 

• Final approval is at the Board of County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, in Chambers. 

 

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-A-Budget-B-Match-C-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.” 

FY22 Cultural Tourism Funding application period has closed.
Apply for funding for events that occur within Jan 1-Dec 31, 2022, with marketing and related project expenses after Nov 1, 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:
At this stage during COVID-19, ALL meetings of the Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs Advisory Council & its committees are in-person, and at posted locations, or 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.

NOTE: Masks are required indoors. For questions, Trudy@UnitedArts.cc

October 2021:

  • Sustainability Committee, Mon, Oct 4, 2021, 9:30-11 a.m. – In-person; County building; Largo Training Room, 450 E. South Street, Orlando, FL 32801
  • Advisory Council, Thurs, Oct 7, 2021, 8:30-10:030 a.m. – In-person; NOTICE the meeting location changed to:
     West Orange Recreation Center Gymnasium, 309 SW Crown Point Rd., Winter Garden, FL 34787
  • Advocacy Committee, Thurs, Oct 7, 2021, 9:30-11:00 p.m. – New location:  West Orange Recreation Center Gymnasium, 309 SW Crown Point Rd., Winter Garden, FL 34787
  • Blockbuster-funded event IMMERSE 2021: Friday Oct 15 – Sunday Oct 17, in downtown Orlando; For tickets and more information.
  • Public Art Review Board, Monday, Oct 18, 2021, 4:00-5:00 p.m. – In-person; Room 105, 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, FL 32801
  • Art in the Chambers Opening, Monday, Oct 18, 2021, 5:30-6:30 p.m. In-person; Administration Building, 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, FL 32801
  • Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Committee, Wednesday, Oct 27, 2021, 1:30-3:00 a.m., Location: County building; Largo Training Room, 450 E. South Street, Orlando, FL 32801
  • Funding & Standards Committee, Thurs, Oct 28, 2021, 8:30-10:030 a.m. – In-person; County building; Largo Training Room, 450 E. South Street, Orlando, FL 32801
  • Terry Olson presentation to Orange County Board of County Commissioners – Tues, October 26, 2021,
    The meeting will start at 9 a.m., but timing of presentation will depend on amount of public comment. At this point, the meeting should be held in the Chambers with access to all.

November 2021 & looking ahead:

  • Sustainability Committee, Monday, Nov 1, 2021, 9:30-11:30 a.m., In-person; County building; Largo Training Room, 450 E. South Street, Orlando, FL 32801
  • Advocacy Committee, Thurs, Nov. 18, 2021, 10:00-11:30 p.m. – In-person; County building; Largo Training Room, 450 E. South Street, Orlando, FL 32801
  • Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Committee, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, 1:30-3:00 a.m., Location: County building; Largo Training Room, 450 E. South Street, Orlando, FL 32801
  • FusionFest event, Sat/Sun, Nov 27 & 28, 2021, in downtown Orlando. FusionFest.org

*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. 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.”