Back in December 2019, the Orange County Government allocated $500,000 to United Arts of Central Florida, to fund a new grant program that would subsidize venue rentals for local arts organizations. We told you about it HERE.

United Arts has just announced the recipients of its first cycle of Orange County Venue Subsidy Grants, where nineteen organizations were awarded grants totaling $277,687.

United Arts is now accepting applications for its next round of Venue Subsidy Grants with a deadline of June 2, 2020. Applicants are eligible for a maximum of $50,000, or not more than 50 percent of the total venue rental and related venue costs for performances and exhibitions that fiscal year. Only Orlando Ballet, Orlando Fringe, and Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra were awarded maximum funding in this round.

The following organizations were awarded grants for the corresponding venues for this first round of 2020 funding:

  • Capoeira for Tomorrow
    Venue: Orlando Repertory Theatre
    Funding Amount: $813
  • Celebration Theatre Company
    Venue: Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
    Funding Amount: $14,450
  • Central Florida Ballet
    Venue: Orange County Convention Center’s Linda Chapin Theater
    Funding Amount: $15,140
  • Central Florida Community Arts
    Venue: Orlando Shakes and Calvary Orlando
    Funding Amount: $8,207
  • Central Florida Sounds of Freedom
    Venue: Orlando Repertory Theatre
    Funding Amount: $825
  • Central Florida Vocal Arts
    Venue: Timucua House, Church on the Drive, Orlando Fringe, Orlando Repertory Theatre
    Funding Amount: $7,962
  • Chance 2 Dance
    Venue: Orlando Repertory Theatre
    Funding Amount: $976
  • Downtown Arts District
    Venue: The Abbey
    Funding Amount: $3,750
  • Enzian
    Venue: Regal Winter Park Village Theaters
    Funding Amount: $9,600
  • Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras
    Venue: Church on the Drive and Calvary Orlando
    Funding Amount: $2,500
  • Global Peace Film Festival
    Venue: Enzian
    Funding Amount: $1,475
  • Music To My Mind
    Venue: 3-in1-Café at West Oaks Mall
    Funding Amount: $3,500
  • Opera Orlando
    Venue: Cheyenne & Ceviche, Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola, Orlando Fringe and The University Club
    Funding Amount: $31,514
  • Orlando Ballet
    Venue: Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
    Funding Amount: $50,000
  • Orlando Fringe
    Venue: Orlando Shakes, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando Repertory Theatre, Harriett’s
    Orlando Ballet Centre and the Orlando Garden Club
    Funding Amount: $50,000
  • Orlando International Film Festival
    Venue: Orange County Convention Center
    Funding Amount: $21,900
  • Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
    Venue: Bob Carr Theater
    Funding Amount: $50,000
  • Playwrights’ Round Table
    Venue: Orlando Shakes
    Funding Amount: $3,800
  • Timucua Arts Foundation
    Venue: Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre
    Funding Amount: $1,275

Brendan O'Connor

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