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Now in its fifth year, ConnectDTO transforms engaged urban leaders into community champions through in-depth experiences with a close network of new personal and professional relationships built to last. Class members participate in educational sessions, tours and small group setting conversations with city leaders. Session topics include downtown real estate, art and culture, sport and entertainment, lodging and hospitality, technology and innovation, quality of life and more.

ConnectDTO participants are Orlando area business professionals who are established or emerging leaders in their companies or organizations. The goal for each class member is to garner strategic insights into commerce, community, culture and catalystic movements happening in Downtown Orlando.



Special Events Grant Program Applications Now Open
The CRA’s Special Events Grant Program will support diverse arts and cultural opportunities to encourage a variety of entertainment within the area. The purpose of this program is to provide funding through grants to support events that promote the goals and objectives of CRA’s Redevelopment Plan for the area, the DTOutlook. Events held in the downtown area will serve to bring together a wide variety of people, both locally and nationally, to experience engaged programming that will help to build social connections and strengthen the economic development of the area. Applications are now open through Tuesday, February 1 at 11:59 pm EST for events taking place May 2022 – October 2022. For more information, and eligibility requirements, click here.

Lunch & Learn at the History Center: Collecting from 7 Counties
Get an exclusive peek inside our collection as the Orlando Regional History Center showcases seven fascinating artifacts, one from each of the seven counties in our collecting region. Join our staff to hear the stories behind these objects and about the work we do to collect and care for the items that help us share Central Florida’s continually unfolding story.

This free, online event will be held via the Webex platform. Register here.

The Corridor Project - Downtown Arts District
Launching in January 2022 is a brand new initiative called The Corridor Project Billboard Exhibition. Modeled after the successful Billboard Creative in Los Angeles and Sonora 128 in Mexico City, this sky-high exhibition will feature the artwork of 30 artists from regions along the I4 corridor. The Downtown Arts District (DAD) is working with Pat Greene, founder of The Corridor Project, to select artists and artwork for this exhibition. Eleven artists have been pre-selected by Greene. The remaining 20 artists will be selected through applications from an open call facilitated by DAD.On January 20, 2022, there will be an Opening Night Reception at CityArts to unveil the artwork from the billboards. This in-person exhibition will run from January 20 - February 13, 2022.

LYMMO Update
The LYMMO Orange Line has been extended to Creative Village. Now you can travel to Creative Village from the heart of the Central Business District. Click here to view routes and schedules.

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