Orange County Grants 

Apply for funding from Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs:

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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.

FY19 Cultural Tourism Awards-Alpha Order

Advisory Council list

 

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

• Change Request FormFY19 files:
Report Forms:
• Change Request Form 
 Report-ALL Forms-Pay 2FY18 files:
 ACH Payment Form
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Report Forms:
Pay 2 Forms workbook
• Change Request Form 

For FY17 files, contact Trudy@UnitedArts.cc


The FY20 Cultural Tourism Funding application cycle is  closed. 
Next cycle: May 2020 for funding for events that occur 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).
• 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. 

 

FY19 CF Review Panelists 

FY19 CF Final Scores & Ranking

 

FY19 Files:
Program Overview/ Workshop PPT
• Guidelines (PDF) 
Application Forms:
• A-Certification  •  B-Budget  • C-Match
• D-5-yr Ops Budget   •  Narrative Template
Report Forms:
Change Request Form ACH Payment Form

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

FY17 Files or earlier, please contact
Trudy@UnitedArts.cc

 

Application cycle for FY19 Cultural Facilities Funding  is closed.  Next application cycle will begin late fall 2019 for Feb 1, 2020 deadline, for projects during July 1, 2020-March 31, 2022.

• 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  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:


Arts Advocacy – State of Florida Funding:

Important Alliance statewide advocacy:

  1. Governor DeSantis has signed the FY19-20 state budget bill INCLUDING ARTS FUNDING for  DCA Matching Grants.
  • $21,250,028 in APPROPRIATIONS APPROVED under the Florida Department of State (DOS) Division of Cultural Affairs (DCA) in FY 2019-20 State budget for three of the four DCA matching-grant categories:
    – $2,980,028 to fully fund all 132 Culture Builds Florida Matching Grants
    -$12,300,000 for Cultural and Museum Matching Grants (provides approximately 29% of each of the 478 recommended grant amounts)
    -$5,970,000 for Cultural Facilities Matching Grants (funded first 18 on ranked list fully, and partially funds #19)

This budget allocation will bring Florida from 48th place, back up to 20th in the nation, in state arts funding! NEW! Chart of 6-year state arts funding

Next Steps: Thank you campaign begins. Our legislators are back in their districts. Please take the time to thank them for their support. Let them know what it means to your organization, your community, and overall to the County. Invite them to your events – for either a tour, a performance, or a brief speaking opportunity or a meet&greet with your chair and/or key donors.

Updated 7/18/19 – tdw

Need more info, contact Trudy@UnitedArts.cc or Sherron Long, Florida Cultural Alliance at info@flca.net.


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. 

REMINDERS: Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs++ Meetings for August 2019:

Sept 2019:

  1. FY20 Cultural Tourism Review Panel meeting – Thurs., September 19, 2019, 8:00 room opens; meeting 8:30 am – 1p; at Orlando Science Center, Founders Room; free parking in garage; (allow 15 minutes to get to the room)
  2. Tourist Development Council Advisory Board – Friday, Sept 20, 2019, 9 a.m. OC Admin Center, 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, FL 32801, in Chambers
  3. Sustainability Committee – Mon., Sept 23, 2019, 9:00 a.m. at Orange County Administration Center, 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, FL 32801, in Room 105

October 2019 & looking ahead:

  1. Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs Advisory Council – Thurs., Oct 3, 2019, 8:00 a.m. at Orange County Administration Center, 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, FL 32801, in Room 105 – Final ranking & funding recommendations for CT
  2. Advocacy Committee – Thurs., Oct 3, 2019, 9:30 a.m. at Orange County Administration Center, 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, FL 32801, in Room 105
  3. Art in the Chambers Opening – Fri., Oct 18, 2019 at Orange County Administration Center, 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, FL 32801 – Sculpture on the Lawn (new sculptures reveal!) & Art in Chambers
  4. Blockbuster funded event: IMMERSE 2019 from the Creative City Project – Oct 18-19, 2019, downtown Orlando
  5. Public Art Review Board – Mon., Oct 21, 2019, 4-5p at Orange County Administration Center, 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, FL 32801, Room 105
  6. Board of County Commissioners: Terry Olson presentation for Cultural Tourism Funding – final approval – Tues, Oct 22, 2019, 9a (TBD), at Orange County Administration Center, 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, FL 32801, in Chambers
  7. Sustainability Committee – Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, 9 a.m., Orange County Administration Center, 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, FL 32801, in Room 105
  8. Funding & Standards Committee – October 31, 2019, 8:30-10:30a.m., Room 105, Orange County Administration Center, 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, FL 32801, in Room 105 – Review of Cultural Tourism Funding guidelines for FY21

  1. FusionFest – Sat, Nov 30 & Sun, Dec 1 – Seneff Arts Plaza, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts & Orlando City Hall Commons Plaza; fusionfest.org
  2. Next Arts & Culture Advocacy Day in Tallahassee – Wed., January 22, 2020 – meet with state legislators to support increased arts funding for DCA’s 2020-21

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

 

 

Questions? Contact

 

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
Trudy@UnitedArts.cc 

Terry Olson
Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs
407.836.5540
Terry.Olson@ocfl.net

Lindy Shepherd
Administrative Office Coordinator, Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs
407.836.0913
Lindy.Shepherd@ocfl.net

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