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 files:
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:
Report Forms:
• Change Request Form 
 Report-ALL Forms-Pay 2

FY21 Cultural Tourism Funding application cycle is tentatively on hold 
for funding for events that occur within Jan 1-Dec 31, 2021, with marketing and related project expenses after Nov 1, 2020.
Workshops – Postponed:
Attendance required for first-time CT applicants/new leadership or grantwriters):
• Postponed: Fri, May 22, 2020, 9-10:30 a.m. and Thurs., May 28, 2020, 4-5:30 p.m.

• Tentative: Application deadline: Thurs, July 9, 2020, 5 p.m.
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 Council Member List
and Committee List

FY19 CF Final Scores & Ranking


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


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

• SUSPENDED: Panel Meeting will NOT be held on Thurs, Apr 2. Will update when we have more information.

• 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 May 2020:

All meetings of the Advisory Council and its committees are canceled through May 13, 2020. 

Virtual meetings have been approved for the Council and its committees on Webex; the process will be announced, as information is available.

May & looking ahead:

  • Virtual: Advisory Council Meeting – Thurs., May 14, 2020, 8:30-10 a.m.
  • Virtual: Advocacy Committee Meeting – Thurs., May 14, 2020, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
  • Virtual: Sustainability Committee – Monday, May 18, 2020, 9:30 -11 a.m.
  • Virtual: Funding & Standards Committee – Thurs. May 21, 2020, 8:30-10:30 a.m. – Funding scenarios & pending programs
  • Postponed: Cultural Tourism Funding workshops: May 22 and May 28

All meetings are free and open to the public.
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:
    –  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.”