ORLANDO FLAMENCO DRACULA PHOTO BY MIKE KITAIF

United Arts of Central Florida (Website) has just shared a list of 33 recipients of its fourth cycle of Orange County Venue Subsidy Grants, which we told you about HERE in October.

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 $60,000 or 50 percent of the total venue rental costs.

“This program provides the community with even more intriguing and inclusive programming from  Central Florida arts and cultural organizations,” said Jennifer Evins, President & CEO of United Arts. “We  are continually thankful to Orange County for partnering with United Arts and providing this funding to  create more opportunities for the arts in Central Florida.” 

A total of $500,000 will be awarded to this year’s grantees, which includes 14 diverse (non-white) organizations, and will support more than 50 productions and/or exhibitions, in 27 unique venues in Orange County. 

“The support of the Venue Subsidy grant is mission critical to provide Central Florida the opportunity to enjoy the highest quality performances by some of today’s most celebrated artists,” said Tammy  Weber de Millar, Director at Orlando Flamenco. “Thanks in part to this grant, Orlando Flamenco will  be able to once again offer a stellar performance by Flamenco luminary, Carlos Rodriguez, in our  January 28, 2023, “Dracula,” but this time, to an audience including hundreds of Orange County Public  School students.” 

FY23 Orange County Venue Subsidy Grant Recipients: 

  • The Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community – $1,875 to rent the Winter Park Library and Events Center.
  • Bach Festival Society of Winter Park – $10,763 to rent the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
  • CAYA Network – $12,900 to rent CASA Culture.
  • Central Florida Ballet – $50,000 to rent the Orange County Convention Center.
  • Central Florida Community Arts – $20,466 to rent the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Trinity Preparatory School, and Lake Buena Vista High School.
  • Central Florida Vocal Arts – $31,517 to rent the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and Orlando Repertory Theatre.
  • Chance 2 Dance – $994 to rent Edgewater High School.
  • Creative City Project – $37,350 to rent Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
  • D.T.O. Jazz Fest Inc. – $1,221 to rent Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre.
  • Descolonizarte Teatro, Inc. – $1,589 to rent Orlando Repertory Theater and Timucua Arts Foundation.
  • Emergence Dance Artists – $1,125 to rent Marshall Ellis Dance School.
  • Emotions Dance – $1,562 to rent Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre.
  • Escuela De Bomba y Plena Tata Cepeda – $1,562 to rent University High School.
  • Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras – $1,987 to rent First United Methodist Church of Orlando and Timucua Arts Foundation.
  • FusionFest Inc. – $44,375 to rent Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Global Peace Film Festival – $1,039 to rent Enzian Theater.
  • International Fringe Festival of Central Florida – $42,302 to rent John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center, Orlando Museum of Art, Repertory Theatre, and Orlando Garden Club.
  • Licorice Sticks Clarinet Orchestra – $3,038 to rent Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Little Radical Theatrics Inc. – $7,579 to rent John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center.
  • Messiah Choral Society – $6,278 to rent Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
  • New Generation Theatrical Inc. – $4,730 to rent The Abbey.
  • Open Scene, Inc. – $2,580 to rent John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center and Casa Culture.
  • Opera Orlando – $50,000 to rent Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Orlando Ballet – $50,000 to rent Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Orlando Community Arts – $14,906 to rent Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Orlando Flamenco – $3,784 to rent Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Orlando International Film Festial, Inc. – $11,278 to rent UCF and Marriott Hotel.
  • Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra – $50,000 to rent Dr. Phillips center for the Performing Arts.
  • Orlando Urban Film Festival – $9,736 to rent Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Lake Eola Disney Amphitheater, CMX Cinemas Plaza 12, and Orlando Museum of art.
  • Playwrights’ Round Table – $7,912 to rent John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center.
  • So You Want Your Name in Lights Corporation – $1,781 to rent SLG Rentals Discount Music Center, CASA Culture, and Shiloh Baptist Church.
  • Teatro for the Soul – $3,182 to rent John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center.
  • Winter Park Improvement Foundation – $11,854 to rent Winter Park’s Central Park.

Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of Bungalower.com

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