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.


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United Arts Grants

Downtown Orlando Performers – Call for Proposals

Engaging street musicians and performance artists interested in activating community spaces in the heart of Downtown Orlando.
Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole
Application Period: April 2024 - December 2025
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.
Individuals, Nonprofits, Other Organizations
Application Period: January 2023 - December 2030
Orange County Grants

Orange County Venue Subsidy Funding for Arts and Culture

Subsidize the use of event venues in Orange County for an exhibition or performance.
Nonprofits, Other Organizations
Application Period: October 2023 - October 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 or teaching artist please sign up and get notified on potential projects that you may be commissioned for below.

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 12, 2024
ORLANDO – March 11, 2024 – From now until March 31, United Arts is collecting supplies to help young creatives and youth arts programs thrive....
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Jan 24, 2024
ORLANDO, Fla. – Jan. 23, 2024 —United Arts of Central Florida (United Arts) announced the addition of two cultural tourism directors to its staff –...
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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...
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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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