Art & History Museums – Maitland
The A&H stimulates thought, sparks the imagination, and fosters appreciation in art, historical research, and preservation. A&H offers immersive art & history experiences in its four museums across two campuses, including the Maitland Art Center, a 1937 artist colony and the only National Historic Landmark in greater Orlando. Our other immersive museum experiences include the Waterhouse Residence and Carpentry Shop Museum, the Telephone Museum and the Maitland Historical Museum. The A&H features programs such as artist residencies, exhibitions, and hands-on learning in unparalleled architectural environments.
Bach Festival Society of Winter Park
The Bach Festival Society is the South’s home for great oratorio works, presenting choral masterworks throughout the season and during the Annual Bach Festival. The Society also presents top-tier chamber musicians from around the world in concert and provides educational and community outreach programs to encourage participation in music at all levels. The Bach Festival Society has been based at Rollins College since 1935.
Central Florida Community Arts
Starting out in 2010 just as an idea for a small choir, Central Florida Community Arts has grown exponentially to become the nation’s largest Community Choir, Florida’s largest Symphony Orchestra, a flourishing community theatre, and a multitude of performing arts programs for students of all ages. With the reimagining of the School of the Arts in 2018, the school now has an Academy offering private lessons and group classes, outreach programs for under-supported or otherwise marginalized populations, arts experiences for healthy, older adults, and arts and wellness programs at over 70 sites. This organization thrives in its partnerships and collaborations and reaches thousands of artists of all ages and abilities across a four-county region. With the vision to give everyone in Central Florida the opportunity to connect, serve, and perform, CFCArts strives to create a safe place where the arts are affordable and accessible to all – no one is left behind.
Crealdé School of Art
Features a year-round curriculum of over 125 visual art classes for students of all ages, as well as award-winning outreach programs, taught by a faculty of more than 40 professional artists. Crealdé’s main campus offers two galleries and an outdoor sculpture garden. Crealdé’s second campus, the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, pays tribute through its permanent collection to contributions of Winter Park’s historic African-American community, as well as hosting visiting exhibitions. A limited number of classes are also held at the Jesse Brock Community Center in Winter Garden.
Downtown Arts District / CityArts Orlando
Dedicated to advancing arts and economic development in the City of Orlando. Providing promotional and financial assistance to art and cultural venues, public art projects and signature events. Cultural communities include visual arts, literature, the performing arts including music, drama, film, dance, and arts and culture-related retail business.
As Central Florida’s only full-time, nonprofit cinema, Enzian exists to entertain, inspire, educate and connect the community through film. Along with first-run independent features, Enzian offers a diverse lineup of special programming and events throughout the year. Enzian prides itself on its commitment to year-round, community collaboration and educational outreach, hosting a variety of cultural film festivals and programs like Science on Screen, KidFest, and Central Florida Film Slam, to name a few. The theater is also home to Eden Bar and the Florida Film Festival, an Oscar®-qualifying festival in its 29th year, premiering the best in current, independent, and international cinema.
Located in the heart of historic downtown Winter Garden on Plant Street, Garden Theatre is a not-for-profit professional organization committed to enriching, engaging, and entertaining audiences through creative experiences. A 7-show theatrical series and a blossoming education program provide life-changing experiences to both Winter Garden residents and visitors year-round.
Orlando Ballet is the only professional, resident ballet company in Central Florida, and Is passionate about entertaining, educating, and enriching our community through the highest quality of dance. Under the direction of Artistic Director, Robert Hill, the organization employs national and international dancers, performing both full-length classical ballets and repertory programs featuring pieces by both world-renown choreographers and local up-and-coming talents within our own community. Orlando Ballet School, under the direction of Phillip Broomhead, Orlando Ballet trains over 1,200 students each year as part of a commitment to raising up the next generation of dance. As part of this commitment, Orlando Ballet also offers a large variety of enrichment programs that are designed to expose anyone and everyone—regardless of socioeconomic status or other limiting factors—to the beauty and art of dance. The January 2020 Grand Opening of Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre stands to usher in a new era of collaboration and creativity for Orlando Ballet as Artistic, School and Administrative teams finally come together under one roof at long last.
Orange County Regional History Center
Showcases the vast collections of the Historical Society of Central Florida in a restored 1927 courthouse in the heart of downtown Orlando. Four floors of permanent exhibits take visitors on a journey through Central Florida’s fascinating history, limited-run exhibitions bring nationally important shows to the region and engaging programs for all ages bring history to life throughout the year.
Orlando Fringe is the longest running Fringe Festival in the United States and is one of the largest in North America, drawing over 75,000 people in 14 days to experience 14 indoor theatrical venues, a free outdoor stage, visual art, and activities for kids, teens, and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The festival is held each May in Loch Haven Park, and it is 100% accessible, 100% inclusive, 100% unjuried, 100% uncensored, and returns 100% of ticket sales directly to the artists.
Orlando Museum of Art
The Orlando Museum of Art is one of greater metropolitan Orlando’s treasures. The Museum continues to enrich the cultural life of Florida and has dedicated itself to collecting, preserving and interpreting notable works of art, presenting timely exhibitions of historical and contemporary perspectives, developing forward thinking educational programs, hosting community-based events and presenting creative and inclusive opportunities for every segment of our diverse community to engage with.
Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is Central Florida’s resident professional orchestra and is comprised of accomplished musicians from around the world. Our mission is to enrich and inspire the diverse communities of Central Florida through the transformative power of live music. Your support will help us captivate and inspire new audiences, deliver accessible and innovative community programs, and instill a love for music in future generations. Thank you for considering a gift to support the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.
Orlando Repertory Theatre
Florida’s only full-time professional theatre for young audiences, Orlando Repertory Theatre’s mission is to create experiences that enlighten, entertain, and enrich families and young audiences. In addition to productions, Orlando REP conducts community engagement initiatives. Some of these initiatives include providing free field trips and Youth Academy scholarships for children experiencing financial barriers as well as sensory-friendly performances for individuals with sensory sensitivity. The award-winning REP Youth Academy provides classes and workshops for children, along with professional development opportunities to classroom teachers. Housed in a three theatre complex in Loch Haven Park, Orlando REP is also home to the University of Central Florida’s MFA in Theatre for Young Audiences graduate program.
Orlando Science Center
Orlando Science Center’s mission is to inspire science learning for life. We develop fun, iconic experiences that ignite curiosity and stimulate lifelong learning. Our team creates engaging opportunities to entertain and inspire audiences as they learn essential 21st century skills, which are so important to success in today’s competitive and technological world. We believe a stronger understanding of science and technology helps create prosperity in our community while empowering all to transform themselves and their surroundings. From cradle to career, Orlando Science Center is here to provide pathways for curious learners of all ages.
Orlando Shakespeare Theater
With ambitious, high-caliber productions such as West Side Story, Les Miserables, and The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Orlando Shakes provides an innovative world-class theatrical experience to its guests, while showcasing William Shakespeare’s legacy as the cornerstone of the company. Orlando Shakes has grown into one of the region’s most acclaimed professional Equity theaters, and has garnered national recognition from critics such as The Wall Street Journal’s Terry Teachout. “Hence the high quality of Orlando Shakespeare, a company that deserves to be far more widely known outside Florida.” Now in its 31st Season producing classic, contemporary, and children’s plays, the theater also offers immersive educational programming that serves local schools and enriches the Central Florida community at large.