Call yourself an artist? There’s grant funding for you …

It’s time to apply for United Arts’ individual artist grants, which are available for artists in literature, media, performing arts and visual arts, as well as for arts administrators. The deadline for applications is Nov. 4.

These awards tend to go to non-performers. But theater folks, dancers and so on are allowed to use the money to attend workshops and seminars, among other things. Think about how a grant could help you in your career.

United Arts is also offering a couple of workshops to help you through the application process. Here are all the details:

United Arts’ Professional Development Grants for artists (literature, media, performing arts, and visual art) and arts administrators are available online. See our website (, or, click on Programs, then Grants, then Professional Development) for the workshop schedule, to download guidelines and forms or start an application.

Applications due 5 pm Thursday, November 4.

Workshops (not required for grant application):

Tuesday, Oct 12, 2010, 6 – 7:30 pm
Mad Cow Theatre, 105 S Magnolia Ave, Orlando
RSVP to or 407.628.0333 x32 by Oct. 10

Thursday, Oct 14, 2010, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
United Arts of Central Florida, 2450 Maitland Center Parkway, Suite 201, Maitland (2nd floor)
RSVP to or 407.628.0333 x32 by Oct. 12

2 responses to “Call yourself an artist? There’s grant funding for you …

  1. In the past four years, one third of the grants have gone to performing artists, for performances as well as learning opportunities. You can view examples of eligible projects for performing artists at this link, in the guidelines posted on the website, or call me to talk about your ideas (407.628.0333 x32). We hope artists from all genres will apply!

    • That’s interesting, Mary — I think I had been told different. In any case, I’m glad to hear that performers are getting grants, along with the visual folks. This is a great program.