Palm Beach County Artist Resources
Discover how the Cultural Council serves artists throughout the county. Browse our more than 200 member organizations, find calls to artists, submit an event to the calendar, or consult our full schedule of exhibitions held in our galleries at the Robert M. Montgomery Jr. building in downtown Lake Worth.
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Our Artist Profile Directory helps you promote your work on our website, complete with your own descriptive text and photos. Link directly to your website and select your discipline from a list that includes painters, sculptors, musicians and dancers to writers, poets, actors and professional arts instructors.
Important Links for Artists:
Call to Create: Cultural Council’s 40th Anniversary
We are seeking professional artists who live or work in Palm Beach County to create an iconic work of art that symbolizes art and culture in our area. The call is open to all Palm Beach County residents. One submission per artist. Artwork selected will be featured on the cover of our art&culture magazine as well as used for collateral materials in celebration of our 40th anniversary. Artist will also receive a $1,000 stipend.
Artwork must be created specifically for the theme of Arts and Culture in Palm Beach County with thought and imagery related to the 40th anniversary of the Cultural Council. All two-dimensional media is acceptable for submission including paintings, prints, drawings, photography, collage, textiles, metal, assemblage, ceramic relief and mixed media.
For complete details and submission form, go to: http://conta.cc/2trRop9
Deadline: July 15, 2017
Funding Opportunities for Artists
Dina Baker Fund for Mature Female Artists
Ms. Dina Baker has established The Dina Baker Fund for Mature Female Artists to help stabilize and strengthen the careers of female Artists 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.
Funds can be used to support professional development, arts related exhibition expenses, equipment, supplies, healthcare costs and/or basic living expenses.
The Randolph A. Frank Prize for the Performing Arts
Founding Chairman, Steven Caras
The mission of the Randolph A. Frank Prize for the Performing Arts is to recognize and reward individual performing artists and dedicated educators who enrich the quality of the performing arts in Palm Beach County, Florida. All established and emerging individuals who regularly perform or engage in performing arts education in Palm Beach County are eligible for consideration.
2017 Dina Baker Fund and Frank Prize Application Training
Muse Awards for Local 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.
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.
- 2014: William Hayes
- 2011: Shawn Berry
- 2008: Doug Cooney
- 2006: Clarence Brooks
- 2003: Karen Stephens
- 2002: Craig Ames
- 2000: Andrew Witchger
South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artists Fellowship
The South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship Program offers the largest regional, government-sponsored artists’ grants in the United States, awarding $15,000 and $7,500 fellowships 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 fellowships 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.