Because when leaders are shaping our arts and culture community, representation matters.

Our efforts ensure that everyone can have a voice in shaping Central Florida's arts and culture community.


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
Feb 22, 2023

The ZORA! Festival is an annual celebration of the life and legacy of Zora Neale Hurston, a renowned African American

Success Stories

Discover grants in Diversity in the Arts

Orange County Grants

Cultural Facilities (CF) Funding

To elevate the status of Central Florida’s arts and culture to that befitting a world-class community.
501c3s, Public entities
Open: November 2023 - November 2023
United Arts Grants

Project Grants

Provides competitive funding for projects, events, productions, festivals, and exhibitions.
Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole
Open: July 2023 - April 2023
United Arts Grants

Operating Support Grants

Supports the operations of cultural nonprofit organizations, increasing the variety of cultural experiences available to residents and visitors in Central Florida.
Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole
Open: July 2023 - September 2023

Diverse Leadership Pipeline

Reflecting Our Community, Diversifying Decision Makers

In our pursuit of a vibrant and inclusive arts and cultural sector, United Arts has developed a program to address board vacancies and succession within local nonprofit organizations. Through the Diverse Leadership Pipeline, we aim to connect individuals with the passion and skill sets needed to drive positive change in Central Florida's arts and cultural landscape.

Interested in applying for a board opportunity? Apply to the Diverse Leadership Pipeline.

Diversity in the Arts Grants Program

The Diversity in the Arts Grants Program is dedicated to providing funding and technical assistance for BIPOC leadership and cultural organizations who serve underrepresented populations in our region.

We believe in intentional investments that fuel the growth, stability, and representation of the culturally diverse communities in our region. Introduced in 2021 by United Arts, this program takes an action-oriented approach to amplifying opportunities for people of color to create and engage in transformative cultural programming throughout Central Florida. Visit our Grants Search page to learn more.


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...
Press Releases
Mar 7, 2023
ORLANDO – March 7, 2023 – United Arts of Central Florida announced today that five weeks into the annual Collaborative Campaign for the Arts, donations...
Press Releases
Jan 24, 2023
ORLANDO, Fla. – January 24, 2023 — United Arts of Central Florida announced the recipients of its 2023 Diversity in the Arts program sponsored by...
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The Diverse Leader Pipeline

The Diverse Leadership Pipeline is a United Arts program that brings diversity into the arts boards and committees across Central Florida. We match diverse candidates with available board positions based on their interests and skill sets.

Diversity in the Arts
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