There are always questions regarding United Arts and how we contribute to the community. Here’s some that we’ve encountered.
Q) What is United Arts of Central Florida’s Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)?
A) United Arts of Central Florida’s FEIN # is 59-1166446.
Q) Where does the money go?
A) Donations to United Arts of Central Florida support more than 50 arts, culture, history and science organizations, more than 586,000 student experiences in arts education programs and hundreds of artists and arts administrators. Contributed dollars provide more than 2 million cultural experiences to residents and visitors in the Central Florida community. This includes larger arts and cultural organizations that receive general operating support from United Arts and smaller organizations that receive project grant funding. In addition, United Arts provides individual artists grants and arts education through contract service agreements.
Q) How does my contribution benefit me and my family?
A) Annually, United Arts of Central Florida holds a community-wide effort to raise dollars for arts and culture in our community. Although not all of our donors are patrons of the arts, the arts touch all of our lives in a different and personal way.
Our Children: United Arts facilitates arts and cultural education programming that reaches students (grades K-12) in public schools within Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. This programming is conducted by the major cultural organizations of the region and is funded through government contracts as well as foundation and corporate support. This past year, funding through United Arts supported nearly 586,000 student experiences.
Our Economy: Arts and cultural organizations help define the ultimate value of our community and add to the image, reputation and quality of life of our community and for every dollar spent on the arts, approximately $10 in revenue is generated in related revenue to restaurants, hotels, retail sales, transportation, space rental and parking fees.
Our Community: The $121 million raised helps our cultural organizations reach into four counties and offer classes, performances, concerts, art appreciation programs, exhibits, dance lessons and more.
Q) Why does our community need a United Arts fund? Don’t these organizations earn enough money from ticket sales and sponsorships?
A) Only about one-third of the amount required to keep the doors open at our arts and cultural institutions comes from ticket sales and sponsorships. United Arts provides ongoing support that is not earmarked for special activities. This operating support often complements community outreach programs, educational activities and helps keep ticket prices affordable for everyone.
Q) So…What is the benefit of giving a contribution to United Arts?
A) Your dollars stay local, and assist local arts groups to provide the highest quality offerings. Your dollars enable students of all ages, and disadvantaged students to experience arts and culture. All donors of $50 or more a year receive a complimentary one-year subscription to United Arts’ Orlando Arts Magazine. All donors of $100 or more receive a complimentary United ArtsCard, offering two-for-one and discounts to many organizations that United Arts supports. All donors of $1,000 or more will be recognized in printed programs.
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