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. 

Agreements pending for FY21 Cultural Tourism Funding

 

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
• V
erbiage: “This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.”
FY19 files:
Contract Trudy@UnitedArts.cc 
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 Trudy@UnitedArts.cc for more information.

• For 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. 

 

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 

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

• Contact Trudy@UnitedArts.cc

Blockbuster Fund
To encourage marquee-type blockbuster events–result in regional, statewide and national attendance. Eligible: individual or organization.   Guidelines
FY20:
• 
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 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.   APPLY FOR A GRANT 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 for December 2020/January 2021:

Meeting protocols during COVID-19:

Beginning November 1, most meetings of the Advisory Council and its committees will be  “blended” meetings, meaning there will be an in-person option and a virtual option.

Blended meeting locations: For now, meetings will be held in-person in the Oak Room, Marks Street Senior Center, 99 East Marks Street, Orlando, FL 32803. In addition, a virtual option will be provided, using the Webex link: https://ocfl.webex.com/meet/hayley.owen

Advisory Council & committee meetings are free and open to the public. For those who want to attend, in-person capacity maintains social distancing. Or,  for virtual access, use Webex links below, or as noted. Public comment will be read if you submit an email to: Hayley.Owen@ocfl.net at least one day before the meeting.

December 2020:

  • Funding & Standards Committee, Thurs, Dec. 3, 2020, 8:30-10:30 a.m. – Blended meeting: In-person at Oak Room, Marks Street Sr Ctr, and Virtual Webex
    Meeting https://ocfl.webex.com/meet/hayley.owen  
  • Canceled: Committee Chairs meeting, Dec 7, 2 p.m.
  • Canceled: Diversity Equity & Inclusion Committee, Dec. 8, 9 a.m.
  • CARES grant for COVID-19 safety for arts organizations:  Grant – Deadline 12/15/20, 5 pm.;
    Grant Program #1: The Community Arts PPE and Facility COVID-19 Public Health ;  Visit https://unitedarts.cc/cares/ for guidelines and links to application/forms
  • Advocacy Committee, Thurs, Dec. 17, 2020, 9-11:00 a.m. – Blended meeting: In-person at Oak Room, Marks Street Sr Ctr, and Virtual Webex Meeting
    https://ocfl.webex.com/meet/hayley.owen
  • Canceled: Sustainability Committee, Monday, December 21, 2020, 9:30-11 a.m.

January 2021 & looking ahead:

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 9:00 am.; Blended meeting: In-person at Oak Room, Marks Street Sr Ctr, and on Virtual Webex Meeting https://ocfl.webex.com/meet/hayley.owen
  • Blockbuster Committee, Thurs, Jan. 14, 2021, 10-11:30 a.m. — Blended meeting: In-person at Oak Room, Marks Street Sr Ctr, and on Virtual Webex Meeting https://ocfl.webex.com/meet/hayley.owen
  • Funding & Standards Committee, Thurs, January 7, 2021, 8:30 a.m. – Blended meeting: In-person at Oak Room, Marks Street Sr Ctr, and on Virtual Webex Meeting https://ocfl.webex.com/meet/hayley.owen
  • Sustainability Committee, Mon., Jan 25, 2021, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Events:

  • Pompeii: The Immortal City – Oct 26, 2020-Jan 24, 2021, Orlando Science Center, osc.org/pompeii 

 

Default/universal webex link for Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs meetingshttps://ocfl.webex.com/meet/hayley.owen (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.

2020-21 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)
Grants & Research Specialist, 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

 

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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.”