Because we should be inspired by where we live

And we believe that things like art and music and street performances have this power to turn empty plazas into bustling centers. We invest in our public spaces because it boosts our economy and gives us a sense of neighborhood pride.


May 25, 2023

Chance 2 Dance is an incredible organization based in Maitland, Florida, dedicated to promoting inclusivity through the transformative power

In the Community
Mar 30, 2023

Cole NeSmith is known for his amazing events like IMMERSE, Re:Charge, and Dazzling Nights, but did you know he started out small with United Arts?

Artist Spotlight
Jan 25, 2023

In today’s digital age, where information is readily accessible online, libraries have had to adapt and evolve to remain

Success Stories

Discover grants in Community & Neighborhoods

Orange County Grants

Orlando Chapter of the Awesome Foundation

The Awesome Foundation is a global community advancing the interest of awesome in the universe, $1,000 at a time.
501c3s, Artists, Public entities
Open: January 2023 - December 2030
Orange County Grants

Blockbuster Fund

To encourage marquee-type blockbuster events — result in regional, statewide and national attendance; include significant collaborations among the local arts and culture community.
501c3s, Artists, Private entities, Public entities
Open: January 2023 - December 2030
Orange County Grants

Cultural Tourism (CT) Funding

To elevate Central Florida’s arts and culture to that befitting a diverse, world-class community.
501c3s, Public entities
Open: June 2023 - July 2023

Community Vibrancy Grants

Employing local artists to boost businesses

Funded by the Ginsburg Family Foundation, The Community Vibrancy grant program is a place-based pilot program that engages local performing artists to enliven public spaces within the commercial districts of Lake, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties. This program supports Main Streets to keep our communities vibrant.

Main Street programs, Market Street programs, merchant associations or other nonprofits with “an economic-development or creative-community-development mission” in the four Central Florida counties are eligible to apply. Visit our Grants Search page to learn more.

Project opportunities for local artists

Commissioning local artists for community projects

We connect local artists with opportunities to create for public and private spaces. If you’re an artist sign up and get notified on potential projects that you may be commissioned for.

Cross-sector Impact Programs

Using art to do good in new ways

Art and creativity affects all aspects of our lives — especially our mental well-being. These programs introduce the power of art to help other sectors such as military veterans, mental health, and public art projects.

  • Arts and the Military – connecting veterans and active-duty men and women to creative experiences in support of mental health and wellness
  • Arts and Mental Health Awareness – cross sector partnerships to integrate proven arts integration into mental health initiatives
  • Public Art Projects – Neighborhood Murals, Sculptures, and initiatives to include public in public art process
  • Cultural Diversity – festivals, exhibitions and projects that highlight diverse cultures in Central Florida

You can help — contact us to learn more and get involved in one of these cross-sector impact programs.


Mar 30, 2023
ORLANDO, Fla. – March 30, 2023 — United Arts of Central Florida (United Arts) announced the return of a grant program to intentionally support professional...
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Feb 2, 2023
ORLANDO – February 2, 2023 – United Arts of Central Florida’s (United Arts) annual Collaborative Campaign for the Arts has begun. United Arts and 33...
Press Releases
Dec 6, 2022
ORLANDO – December 6, 2022 – United Arts of Central Florida (United Arts) announced the 33 recipients of its fourth cycle of Orange County Venue...
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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, please contact us!

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