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2018/2019 Legislative Priorities

State: The Division of Cultural Affairs is advancing a recommendation to fund $62 million ($61,660,924) in the General Program Support matching grant program to 666 organizations from across the state. There are 52 PBC-based organizations vying for $6.3 million ($6,347,740), just over 10% in four areas: Cultural Endowment, Cultural Facilities, General Program Support and Specific Project Support. The Cultural Council (and Cultural Coalition) recommends full funding of all projects.

Local: The Cultural Council is advocating for $100,000 in additional funding for the C1 grant program in an effort to restore funding to $400,000 level (currently $250,000).

Bruce Helander - Culture & Cocktails - Photo © JACEK Photo

Culture & Cocktails: Collage Mirage

A Conversation with artist Bruce Helander An arts critic and writer, curator and creative talent, Bruce Helander has been hailed as “the most recognized and successful collage artist in the country.” ...
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Arts & Economic Prosperity 5

Conducted by Americans for the Arts, the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5) study documents the economic contributions of the nonprofit cultural sector nationally, as well as in 341 study regions. The Cultural Council sponsored the study for Palm Beach County and for five of the county’s largest cities: Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Jupiter, Lake Worth and West Palm Beach.
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2018-2019 Co-op Advertising Packages

*Updated 12/7/18 As a result of the Cultural Council’s investment in each of these packages, we are able to offer these opportunities to our cultural partners at a great value. Your participation is the key ...
Arts Education Survey 2018

Arts and Cultural Education Impact in Palm Beach County

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County commissioned this study to assess contributions made by the county’s nonprofit arts and cultural organizations to the School District of Palm Beach County and other Palm Beach County schools.

This pilot study provides a record of PreK-12 education activities delivered by 47 Palm Beach County nonprofit cultural organizations during the 2016-2017 school year. It is a first step toward better understanding the relationship between the cultural sector and the District and how to strengthen that relationship for the benefit of all students and educators. Never before has there been an inventory of this kind in Palm Beach County, and this is a first step toward a comprehensive approach understanding and planning for the system.
X Marks the Spot Member Preview

X Marks the Spot

Graffiti isn’t a new concept in the artistic world. Its various manifestations in the past include inscribed obscenities in ancient stone, “Kilroy was here” doodles in World War II and the many colorful, ...
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Reimagine Member Preview – The Satellite

On November 8, 2018, the Cultural Council opened The Satellite, a new pop-up gallery and event space in CityPlace, to its members, donors and community partners. Located in the WPB Collective, The Satellite ...