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2020-21 Diversity and Accessibility Grant

Grants to Florida Nonprofits in Eligible Counties for Arts
and Cultural Programming for Diverse Audiences

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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United Arts of Central Florida

Conf. Date:

09/08/20

Deadline Date:

02/01/21 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Florida nonprofit organizations in eligible counties for arts and cultural programming for diverse audiences. Funding is intended to increase the participation of people with varying abilities and diverse communities in arts and culture. Priority will be given to applicants who have not received a Diversity or Accessibility Grant in the past. Arts or cultural programming must take place in Lake, Orange, or Osceola counties and be open to the public.

The ultimate goal is to increase the participation of diverse communities and people with varying abilities in arts and culture, not only attending performances, but participating as artists and performers in the programming, serving on volunteer committees and boards, and ultimately becoming arts and culture patrons and supporters.

Project Eligibility Summaries:

Diversity Grant:

  • Diverse Programming & Marketing – New or expanded arts or cultural programming that serves racially/ethnically diverse audiences and includes a strong target marketing plan. Partnerships with culturally diverse organizations are encouraged.
  • Diversity Plans & Training – Diversity plan or training program that includes clear and measurable benchmarks and indicates responsible parties. Example plan items include training for staff and board and establishment of diverse advisory committees.

Accessibility Grant:

  • Accessibility Programming & Marketing – New or expanded arts or cultural programming that serves people with varying abilities and includes a strong target marketing plan. Partnerships with organizations that provide services to people with varying abilities are encouraged.
  • Accessibility Plans & Training – Accessibility plan or training program that includes clear and measurable benchmarks and indicates responsible parties. For example: training for staff and board.

Target Marketing to Diverse Communities:

Target marketing is a requirement of this grant for programming projects. Successful target marketing requires more than just obtaining a diverse contact list to send press releases to, placing generalized collateral in diverse locations without physical representation, and running one-off ads through diverse media outlets only when there is a program featuring someone from that culture. Successful target marketing requires

  1. In-depth research to learn and fully understand the target audience,
  2. Adjusting marketing message, materials, and even the leadership, staff, and programming of the organization to better reflect the target audience and that audience's values and, lastly,
  3. A long-term plan and buy-in from the entire organization to continuously engage with the target audience, to show a commitment to establish and foster genuine relationships with those who make up that target audience.

More project information can be found starting at https://unitedarts.cc/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/FY21-Diversity-Accessibility-Grant-Guidelines-20-0610.pdf#page=3.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184752

Estimated Size of Grant:

Maximum of $5,000 or up to 50% of eligible cash expenses.

Term of Contract:

Deadlines: August 3rd for projects starting September 1st & February 1st for projects starting March 1st
- Projects must end one year after project start date

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organization Eligibility Summary:
- Nonprofit 501(c)3 corporate status, in good standing with the State of Florida Division of Corporations & the IRS
- Principal office located, and provide programming (three years) in, Lake, Orange or Osceola
- Arts, cultural, history or science primary mission
- Completed three years of operations, providing cultural programming (defined as production, presentation or instruction of performing, visual, literary or media arts, the sciences, or history and heritage)
- Received a grant from United Arts in the past year
- Local governing board that meets at least quarterly and operates under a set of bylaws
- Must provide equal access and opportunity in employment and services and may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, ancestry, national origin, geography, age, varying abilities, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, citizenship status, or socioeconomic status.

Organization Eligibility Restrictions:
Organizations are NOT eligible if they are one or more of the following:
- A public or private entity governed by a county, municipality, school district, community college, college, university, or an agency of state government
- Media companies (TV/radio/print)
- Faith-based organizations
- Fraternal or sports organizations
- Political causes, candidates, organizations, or campaigns
- Organizations that are adjuncts to for-profit organizations. (“Friends of” organizations are eligible to apply only in lieu of the parent nonprofit organization.)

Project Eligibility Restrictions can be found at https://unitedarts.cc/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/FY21-Diversity-Accessibility-Grant-Guidelines-20-0610.pdf#page=3.

Pre-proposal Conference:

United Arts of Central Florida invites arts and cultural organizations to attend “United Arts 101” workshops. From free event publicity via OrlandoAtPlay.com and Orlando Arts Magazine, to funding for nonprofit arts events and arts education programs, attendees will gain an understanding of how to access these services and use them for their benefit. This workshop will include information about United Arts’ mini-grant, and a brief overview of other available grant programs.

Location: United Arts Offices, 2450 Maitland Center Pkwy, Suite 201 Maitland, FL 32751

Dates:
- Thursday, September 24, 2020, 5:30 PM-7:00 PM *English/Spanish with City of Orlando*
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/united-arts-101-workshop-in-englishspanish-with-city-of-orlando-tickets-118362785277

- Thursday, October 8, 2020, 9:30-11:00 AM
:RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/united-arts-101-tickets-8287501439

Pre-Application Information:

Deadlines: August 3rd at 5PM for projects starting September 1st & February 1st at 5PM for projects starting March 1st
- Availability of Funding: The mini-grant pool starts in August and is available for the next two cycles (Feb & May) until funding is gone; projects submitted in August have the best chance of funding. United Arts will post on the website if funding has run out for the current cycle.

You can ask for a brief courtesy review by United Arts up to 2 days before the deadline.

Funds must be matched $1:$1 by cash income from other sources. No in-kind match is eligible.

Funding is very competitive; not all projects of merit will be funded.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:
https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=unitedarts

Direct questions to:
Rafael@UnitedArts.cc or 407.790.7844
Matthew@UnitedArts.cc

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Florida: Lake, Orange, and Osceola Counties

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