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.

 

 

 

FY21 files:
• 
Guidelines
FY20 files:
 How to Apply – Workshop Overview
Guidelines 
Calculate Your Max. Request Amount
• Application Forms 

• 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:
Report Forms:
• Change Request Form 
 Report-ALL Forms-Pay 2
FY18 files:
 ACH Payment Form
Report Forms:
Pay 2 Forms workbook
• Change Request Form 

The FY21 Cultural Tourism Funding application cycle is  closed. 
Next cycle will open: April 2020 for funding for events that occur within Jan 1-Dec 31, 2021, with marketing and related project expenses after Nov 1, 2020.  Workshop attendance required for first-time CT applicants/new leadership/or grantwriters) – dates pending
• 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. 

FY20 Council Member List
and Committee List

FY19 CF Final Scores & Ranking

 

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

FY17 Files or earlier, contact
Trudy@UnitedArts.cc

 

Application cycle for FY20 Cultural Facilities (CF) Funding  is now open for projects during July 1, 2020-March 31, 2022:

• Application period – closed (Due: 2/4/20, 5 p.m.)

• Site Visits – Thurs, Mar 5, 8:15-11:20 a.m. AGENDA

• Panel Meeting – Thurs, Apr 2, 8:30-11 a.m., Orange County Admin in Room 105

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

 

Blockbuster Fund
To encourage marquee-type blockbuster events–result in regional, statewide and national attendance. Eligible: individual or organization.   Guidelines 

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, $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 Terry.Olson@ocfl.net

Resources:

Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs and Advisory Council resources:


REMINDERS: Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs++ Meetings for Feb/March 2020:

  • Please participate in the Arts & Culture Sustainability Survey – Share your feedback: what do we need to sustain arts and culture in the region?  Thank you in advance for your participation! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5F2YSPD 

 February:

  • Arts & Cultural Affairs Advisory Council Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, Changed time to 8:30-9:30 a.m., Orange County Administration Center, 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, FL 32801, in Room 105 – AGENDA
  • Advocacy CommitteeThursday, Feb. 13, 2020, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Orange County Administration Center, 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, FL 32801, in Room 105 – Dr. Dale Brill, from Orlando Economic Partnership, joins us in a work session – AGENDA packet
  • Public Art Review BoardMonday, Feb. 17, 2020, 4-5:00 p.m., Orange County Administration Center, 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, FL 32801, in Room 105
  • Sculpture on the Lawn and Art in the Chambers Opening Reception Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, 5:30 p.m., Orange County Administration Center, 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, FL 32801 in Chambers
  • New funding focus group with executive directors of funded organizations — Wed, Feb 19, 2020, 1:30-3 p.m., Orange County Administration Center, 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, FL 32801, in Room 105
  • Sustainability Committee – Monday, Feb. 24, 2020,  9:30-11 a.m., Orange County Administration Center, 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, FL 32801, in the 2nd floor Cypress Conference Room

March & looking ahead:

  • Cultural Facilities Review Panel – Site Visits for Panel Members – March 5, 2020, 8:30a-noon. Panel members – group van provided.  AGENDA
  • Sustainability Committee – Monday, March 23, 2020,  9:30 a.m., Orange County Administration Center, 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, FL 32801, in Room 105
  • Funding & Standards Committee — Thurs. March 26, 2020, 1:30-3 p.m., Orange County Administration Center, 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, FL 32801, in Room 105

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  • Cultural Facilities Review Panel – Panel Meeting – April 2, 2020, 8:30-11 a.m., Orange County Administration Center, 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, FL 32801, in Room 105

All meetings are free and open to the public.
Check here for the latest complete calendar for 2019-20 Council, its committees & 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

 

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.”