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.

 

 

 

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

• Change Request Form
FY19 files:
Report Forms:
• Change Request Form 
 Report-ALL Forms-Pay 2
FY18 files:
 ACH Payment Form
Logos for all Orange County grantees
Report Forms:
Pay 2 Forms workbook
• Change Request Form 

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

 

FY20 Files:
•  Guidelines (PDF) 
Application Forms:
A-Certification
B-Budget
C-Match
D-5-yr Ops Budget
• Change Request Form FY19 Files:
Program Overview/ Workshop PPT
• Guidelines (PDF) 
Report Forms:
• Logos 
for all Orange County grantees
Budget/Financial Report Form 
• Change Request Form 

 FY18 Files:
Report Forms:
Logos for all Orange County grantees
Change Request Form
• Budget/Financial Report Form

FY17 Files or earlier, contact
Trudy@UnitedArts.cc

Prepare Letter of Intent Now!

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

Workshop attendance required for all CF applicants. One workshop will be held Dec 3-5, 2019 (Doodle poll in progress).

• Letter of Intent Due: 12/19/19, 5PM

Application Due: 1/30/20, 5PM

• 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:


REMINDERS: Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs++ Meetings for Nov/Dec 2019:

November:

  1. Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs Advisory Council – Thurs., Nov. 14, 2019, 8:00 a.m. at Orange County Administration Center, 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, FL 32801, in Room 105
  2. Blockbuster Committee – Thurs., Nov. 14, 2019, 9:30 a.m. at Orange County Administration Center, 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, FL 32801, in Room 105
  3. Sustainability Committee – Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, 9 a.m., Orange County Administration Center, 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, FL 32801, in Room 105
  4. FusionFest – Sat, Nov 30 & Sun, Dec 1 – Seneff Arts Plaza, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts & Orlando City Hall Commons Plaza; fusionfest.org

December & looking ahead:

  1. Cultural Facilities Funding for FY20 applicants -workshop Dec 3-5 (pending!); Deadlines: Letter of Intent due Thurs., Dec. 12,l 2019, 5 pm. online;  portrait input due Fri., Dec. 27, 2019 5 p.m. ; applications due Thurs, Jan 30, 2020 5 p.m.
  2. Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs Advisory Council – Thurs., Dec. 19, 2019, 8:00 a.m. at Orange County Administration Center, 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, FL 32801, in Room 105
  3. Advocacy Committee – Thurs., Dec. 19, 2019, 9:30 a.m. at Orange County Administration Center, 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, FL 32801, in Room 105
  4. Sustainability Committee – Monday, Dec 23, 2019, 9 a.m., Orange County Administration Center, 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, FL 32801, in Room 105
  5. Next Arts & Culture Advocacy Day in Tallahassee – Wed., January 22, 2020 – Two-day (one-night) tour — plans pending; travel with Central Florida arts advocates to 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.

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
407.836.5540
Terry.Olson@ocfl.net

 

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