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.


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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.
Nonprofits, Other Organizations
Application Period: January 2024 - February 2024
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
Application Period: July 2023 - September 2023
United Arts Grants

Duke Energy Diversity in the Arts

General operating support funding for art, science, and history organizations that are grassroots and BIPOC / ALAANA led.
Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole
Application Period: January 2200 -

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.


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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.

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