The Orange County Government has allocated $500,000 to the United Arts of Central Florida to fund a new grant program that would subsidize venue rentals.
The Orange County Venue Subsidy Grant for Arts and Culture is meant to help bridge the gap between professional venues and organizations which would otherwise be unable to afford the fees associated with renting them, with a maximum request amount of $50,000 or 50 percent of the total venue rental costs.
The grant does not cover staffing, artists, or other programmatic expenses unrelated to venue rental. Organizations can apply for a one-time event or a season-long subsidy but it will be limited to one grant a year.
The first grant cycle deadline for the program is 5 p.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2020, with a second cycle launching in the summer.
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