United Arts Grants Arts and Culture Access Funding

About the Grant

Involvement in the arts is associated with gains in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking, and verbal skill. Arts learning can also improve motivation, concentration, confidence, and teamwork. Through Arts and Culture Access funding, Orange County Public Schools' students hone those skills by attending field trips and participating in-school programs that connect to their class curriculum.


  • Organizations:
    • Nonprofit 501(c)3 in good standing with the Florida Division of Corporations and the IRS
    • In good standing with any United Arts grant reporting
    • Primary arts/cultural mission
    • Based in Orange County
    • Program(s) catered to k-12 students
    • Completed one or more years of operation
    • Eligible to work with students
    • Organization and program are listed on artsed.unitedartscfl.org
  • Individual teaching artists
    • Employed through an artistic-based organization
    • Bachelor’s degree in the Art
    • Teaching Artist Certification
    • Proven track record of artistic practice (An artist portfolio)
    • Program(s) catered to k-12 students
    • Eligible to work with students
    • Organization and program are listed on artsed.unitedartscfl.org

Eligibility Restrictions:

  • Organization Based outside of Orange County
  • Programming for non-approved OCPS schools
  • Programming outside of Orange County

Payment Schedule:

  • Invoices are due by the 15th of every month. For invoices to be processed, 75 percent of program evaluation forms must be submitted.
  • Invoices must include only OCPS approved schools.
  • Invoice must include correct approved pricing that is reflected on funding approval notice

Important Dates

Deadline: New programs are accepted year-round, but most funding is decided in late summer. To apply for funding, go here.

New applicants must also create a  United Arts Arts Ed account and submit their program(s) for 2023-24.

Returning applicants with significant changes to their program(s) must reflect those changes on their  United Arts Arts Ed account. Also, please expire all events that are no longer offered.

Learn How to apply

This video guide on the right is designed to help grant holders manage their grants and clarifies our expectations and requirements. For more how-to videos, please go to our YouTube channel.

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