United Arts Grants Arts Education Access Funding

About the Grant

Involvement in the arts is associated with gains in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking, and verbal skills. Arts learning can also improve motivation, concentration, confidence, and teamwork. Through Arts Education Access Funding, students in Seminole, Osceola and Lake counties 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
  • 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

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 approved schools.
  • Invoice must include correct approved pricing that is reflected on each funding approval notice.

Important Dates

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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