Supporting Palm Beach County Artists

As part of our mission, the Council now provides the following services to Creative Professionals in Palm Beach County—across all disciplines at every level—at no cost:

  • An opportunity to be listed in our online artist directory with short biography, up to 10 images, 3 videos and links to website(s) and social media
  • An invitation to Creative Professional networking/collaborative events (2 to 3 times per year) hosted by the Council
  • A subscription to our monthly Creative Professional Newsletter email
  • An invitation to select professional development workshops
  • Unlimited access to the Council’s Artist Resource Team (ART)

Additional Benefits with Membership

Along with the free services provided, Creative Professionals receive additional benefits when they become a member. Learn more about those benefits here.

Become a Member

Thanks to the dedicated team at the Cultural Council, I’ve learned a tremendous amount about exhibiting and promoting, both important for my personal and professional growth as an artist.
– 2016 Dina Baker Fund winner, Batia Lowenberg

Grants & Other Prizes

South Florida Cultural Consortium 2018

SFCC Grant to Contemporary Visual & Media Artists

The South Florida Cultural Consortium (SFCC) Grant Program offers the largest regional, government-sponsored artists’ grants in the United States, awarding $15,000 and $7,500 grants to resident visual and media artists from the counties of Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach. Since it was established in 1988, the Consortium has awarded close to $2 million in grants to over 200 artists. In addition to receiving the grant, the artists take part in an exhibition hosted and organized by a visual arts institution in one of the five counties.

Deadline for the 2019/2020 SFCC grant cycle is Monday, October 28, 2019, 11:59 p.m.

For more information or to apply, go to

Dina Baker Fund for Mature Female Artists

Ms. Dina Baker has established The Dina Baker Fund for Mature Female Artists at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County to help stabilize and strengthen the careers of female Artists sixty (60) years of age or older who reside and work in Palm Beach County, who have recognizable artistic merit and who are deserving of financial assistance (whether professional, personal or both) to enable them to further their artistic development and achievement.

A grant of $10,000 is awarded to one individual meeting the eligibility requirements and demonstrating artistic merit and financial need. Funds can be used to support professional development, arts related exhibition expenses, equipment, supplies, healthcare costs and/or basic living expenses. In addition, the recipient receives a one-year Artist Portfolio membership from the Cultural Council and a solo show in the Cultural Council gallery.

Read the full guidelines and eligibility requirements here »
Application Training Video »

To learn when the 2020 application period opens, sign up for our Creative Professional Newsletter here.

Past Award Winners

  • 2019: Glenda Green
  • 2018: Hegina Rodrigues
  • 2017: Debra Yates
  • 2016: Batia Lowenberg
  • 2015: Alyssa Di Edwardo

Muse Awards for Artists

The Cultural Council awards the artistic development and community service of emerging visual and performing artists working in Palm Beach County. As part of the biennial Muse Awards, there is no application process and awards are made by the Council’s board of directors based on the recommendation of a panel of previous award-winners and cultural leaders.

The Hector Ubertalli Award for Visual Artists

This $2,500 award recognizes a visual artist whose life and work emulate that of the late Hector Ubertalli, the Palm Beach County painter and sculptor who was internationally known for his veiled, misty landscape paintings.

Past Award Winners (click to expand)

  • 2016: Erin B. Fromkes
  • 2012: Carol Prusa
  • 2010: Dianne Arrieta
  • 2009: Wendy Meyer
  • 2006: Sibel Kocabasi
  • 2003: Victoria Skinner
  • 2002: Sam Perry
  • 1997: Kenneth K. Jackson
  • 1995: Kathleen Holmes
  • 1993: Claudine Laabs
  • 1991: Demetrius Klein
  • 1989: Louis Tyrrell
  • 1987: Paul Aho

The Clyde Fyfe Award for Performing Artists

This $2,500 award recognizes a performing artist whose life and work emulates that of the late Clyde Fyfe, the Palm Beach County impresario and arts leader. Fyfe was head of Regional Arts Production and was responsible for innumerable performing arts programs throughout the region. A well-loved arts leader, Fyfe encouraged and nurtured the cultural growth of Palm Beach County over many decades.

Past Award Winners (click to expand)

  • 2014: William Hayes
  • 2011: Shawn Berry
  • 2008: Doug Cooney
  • 2006: Clarence Brooks
  • 2003: Karen Stephens
  • 2002: Craig Ames
  • 2000: Andrew Witchger