Micro Grants

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Burnt Oranges wishes to support the creative work of interactive artists through it's semi-annual retreats. The Micro Art Grants are meant to encourage interactive artists to create inventive and innovative work for inclusion at these events. By facilitating the professional and creative goals of interactive artists, Burnt Oranges cultivates a community in which the artistic voice contributes to both the quality of life and a creative economy. The artist must provide a return to the community, by means of temporary exhibit, performance, or other community participation at these events.

The Micro Art Grants will be for up to $599.00 and will be awarded to multiple projects.

GRANT DEADLINES: Applications are currently open.

Selection Criteria Include:

  • Interactivity
  • Originality
  • Financial Need
  • Safety/Social Responsibility
  • Community Support/Involvement

View Grant Review/Selection Procedures

Art Grant Application:

(PDF) | (Word)

Email your proposal to: art@burntoranges.org

Or mail your proposal to:
Burnt Oranges Inc.
Art Grant Committee
5337 N Socrum Loop Rd. #137
Lakeland, FL 33809


Art Grants are open to anyone showing serious intent and working to produce original material.

You are not eligible to apply if:

  • You have received an Art Grant within the last two years.
  • You are a past Art Grant recipient and have not submitted a grant summary letter as specified in your Grant Agreement.
  • You are a Burnt Oranges staff or board member.



How interactive is the project?  In what ways does it invite the public to touch it, move it, smell it, or see it?  How much does it depend on such public involvement for the artistic vision to be realized?


How original is the idea, medium, design, etc.?

Financial Need

How much is the artist/performer depending on this grant?  Are there any other funding options available?  Is the artist/performer making a good faith effort to obtain every available funding option?


Does the project pose an undue safety risk to the public?  If so, are there measures proscribed for reducing any risk to reasonable levels?  Is the project socially responsible?  Will it help create a positive social image for interactive art and Burnt Oranges?

Community Support/Involvement

Is there community support or involvement from the interactive art community with the project?  Have they included reference letters or testimonials from the interactive art community?  Is this a project the interactive art community wants to fund?


According to the Internal Revenue Service, some grants may be excluded from taxation under certain circumstances. Burnt Oranges encourages you to contact your CPA or local IRS office for detailed information after the award of your grant.

Burnt Oranges reserves the right to withhold some or all of the Interactive Art Grant funds if it is deemed that none of the applicants meet the stated criteria.