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Join us and be heard

Your voice matters, and it most certainly makes a difference. We invite you to get involved with our arts advocacy initiatives — from joining our annual meeting with Florida's legislators to the monthly advocacy calls, you can help us fight for the arts. See below for all our upcoming initiatives.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Oct 27, 2023
Magazine
Oct 24, 2022

Jessica Caldas, Puerto Rican American artist, advocate, and activist always knew that art would be a part of her path.

Artist Spotlight
Dec 21, 2021

Cindy Foley and Candy Foelix aren’t naive to hip hop’s negative reputation. The sisters know the stereotypes better than anyone.

Success Stories

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United Arts Grants

Individual Artist Grants

Individual Artist Grants provide up to $5,000 for artist-driven projects that have a public benefit and enrich the community of central Florida.
Eligibility:
Individuals
County:
Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole
Application Period: January 2200 -
United Arts Grants

Volunteer Grant Review Panelist

Volunteer panelists are vital to the integrity of the grant review process.
Eligibility:
Individuals, Nonprofits, Other Organizations
County:
Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole
Application Period: January 2023 - December 2030

Annual Arts Advocacy Plan

Expanding our outreach and awareness across four counties

The future of Central Florida, where all people have access to the arts, is entirely possible. To help realize that vision we’ve developed a scalable Annual Arts Advocacy Plan that will expand our outreach, increase awareness, and grow arts advocacy partnerships with elected officials.

Across Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties, we’re spearheading outreach programs and developing toolkits to bring on new advocates and rally for increased arts funding.

  • Click here to read the full executive summary and learn how you can get involved.

Join Monthly Advocacy Calls

In concert with The Florida Cultural Alliance, arts leaders and lobbyists host a monthly Zoom call to organize advocacy efforts and garner support.

Register today

Our Advocacy Partners

Together for the arts

This is a team effort made possible by agencies and committees across the state.
Our Primary Partners:

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State and Local Partners:

National Partners:

IN THE News

Jan 11, 2024
ORLANDO, FL – January 10, 2024 — United Arts of Central Florida (United Arts) celebrated the $264.9 million social and economic impact of local artists...
Press Releases
Oct 25, 2023
Jennifer Evins, President and CEO of United Arts of Central Florida, traveled to Washington, D.C. on October 16 with Americans for the Arts (AFTA) to...
Press Releases
Sep 28, 2023
This year, United Arts of Central Florida announced the return of a grant program to intentionally support professional artists in our community and lead toward...
Press Releases

Get Involved

United Arts is the leading arts agency in Central Florida. We fund and fuel the organizations and events that shape our community. For questions or finding ways to get involved, Contact Trudy@UnitedArtsCFL.org for more information.

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