The United Arts Council of Collier County is dedicated to serving Collier County's cultural needs. Designated by the State of Florida as the local arts agency, our mission is to enrich lives and strengthen our community through the power of the arts.
Approximately 40 organizations, including museums and educational institutions, fall under the UAC umbrella. Individual artists and nonprofit organizations can apply for project grants awarded annually. Mentorship opportunities and school residencies also are available.
Arts Forum – Members of the Arts Forum represent the 30-plus arts organizations in Collier County. They meet regularly to share information and hear speakers on topics of mutual interest.
Community Arts Fund – Grants are awarded yearly to artists, non-profit organizations, educators and students to support innovative arts projects in the community.
Very Special Arts – Very Special Arts programs are geared to providing art experiences for children at risk and for developmentally and physically challenged children and adults.
Arts in Education – Arts in education programs supplement existing public and private arts learning for county students.
Immokalee Ceramics Studio – Created to become an economic generator and a force for community revitalization in an area ripe for artistic growth.
Artist Registries – Databases, listings and files of information concerning artists in all disciplines.
Public Information – The United Arts Council serves as an arts information clearinghouse. It publishes a quarterly newsletter, Arts Alive, informing the public about the arts in Collier County, which contains an extensive calendar of events that is made widely available to the public.
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