Arts Advocacy Day

Registration for Arts Advocacy Day 2018 is now open

Registration for Arts Advocacy Day 2018 is now open. The 31st annual Arts Advocacy Day will take place on March 12-13, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Hosted by Americans for the Arts in partnership with over 85 national arts organizations, Arts Advocacy Day is the largest gathering of its kind, bringing together a broad cross section of America's cultural and civic organizations.
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January CMC Presentation Now Available

Thanks to everyone who came to our January CMC meeting - Destination The Palm Beaches - and a special thanks to our TDC agency partners for sharing valuable information on how we can all work together to ...
Randy Cohen - Arts Mean Business Luncheon

The Arts Mean Business Luncheon with Randy Cohen

In December, the Cultural Council hosted a special luncheon at the Kravis Center in partnership with the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County. The theme of the luncheon was “The Arts Mean Business,” and the keynote speaker was Randy Cohen of Americans for the Arts, who announced the findings of a new economic impact study (AEP5) that revealed arts and culture generate $633 million in economic impact in Palm Beach County.
Florida Tourism Day

Attend Florida Tourism Day 2018

Do not miss the opportunity to join your tourism colleagues on January 17, 2018 in Tallahassee to educate the legislature, media and all Floridians about the importance of Florida’s tourism industry. Together, let’s share the positive economic impact of tourism to Florida and to its residents as well as how crucial it is to support Florida’s No. 1 industry.

When & Where

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Donald L. Tucker Civic Center - Arena 505 West Pensacola Street Tallahassee, FL 32301 Register Here
2018 Annual Photography Contest

2018 Annual Photography Contest

Attention AVID photographers! Enter the finest photographs that you have taken at Mounts Botanical Garden in our 11th Annual photography contest. GUEST JUDGE: Alan Chin Lee, Nature Photographer NEW THIS YEAR! ...
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Art and Photography Magical Exhibition

The South Florida Fair is the oldest and largest event in Palm Beach County. The annual Fair held in January has an attendance of over 450,000 guests. The 2018 South Florida Fair will be held January 12-28, ...
City of Delray Beach

Special Event Truck Covers / Mobile Murals

This call is for temporary installation at the perimeter of specific special events throughout the year, in downtown Delray Beach. Locations typically are the intersection of Swinton Ave. and Atlantic Ave., ...
Lighthouse ArtCenter

Winter Adult Classes

Winter/Spring 2018 Registration Opens December 11 Ceramics • Collage • Drawing • Jewelry • Painting (Acrylic, Oil, Plein Air, Watercolor) • Printmaking • Sculpture • Youth Start off the New Year ...
Spring classes at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre - photo by Alicia Donelan

Spring classes for all ages

Ever wanted to try singing, improv or tap dancing? How about attending a master class led by a nationally-known Broadway performer? The Maltz Jupiter Theatre Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts has just ...
The Arts Mean Business - Randy Cohen

The Arts Mean Business Luncheon

On December 7, 2017, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and the Business Development Board welcomed Randy Cohen, vice president of research and policy at Americans for the Arts (AFTA), to present ...
Americans for the Arts Action Fund - senate photo

Arts Sector Harmed in Tax Bills

Early Saturday morning, the U.S. Senate passed a tax reform bill along an almost exclusively party-line vote of 51-49 with all Republicans voting yes, except for Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), who opposed it for the $1.5 trillion in debt that would be created.
South Arts Southern Prize Artist Fellowships

Southern Pride and State Fellowships

The South Arts Southern Prize and State Fellowships acknowledge, support and celebrate the highest quality artistic work being created in the American South. The program is open to individual artists living in ...
Jason Newsted and band - RaWk exhibition opening - Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

RaWk – The Art of Jason Newsted

Member's Preview As Grammy Award winning artist Jason Newsted says, “I shifted from crazy colorful music to crazy colorful pictures.” Beginning to make visual art seriously in 2004, Newsted manipulates ...
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Call For Campaign Assets from Cultural Organizations

Later this year, the Cultural Council will launch a new iteration of the Shades of Culture advertising campaign. We are excited to announce that this new campaign will allow us to feature some of our cultural organizations in The Palm Beaches. We are giving all member cultural organizations the opportunity to submit photo and video assets to be considered as part of this campaign. Please submit your very best footage, according to the following guidelines via DropBox.
Alex Dreyfoos & George T Elmore - Culture & Cocktails

Culture & Cocktails: Putting it Together

A Conversation About the Birth & Growth of the Cultural Council In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Cultural Council, two of our founders and earliest supporters will share behind-the-scene stories and ...
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Culture is Expanding in The Palm Beaches

We live in exciting times—over the next 10 years, The Palm Beaches plans to expand its infrastructure with more than 40 arts and cultural projects worth over $500 million in investment to attract an additional 1 million visitors. This video details three of the projects that are furthest in development—Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Norton Museum of Art and Loggerhead Marinelife Center—but there are many more!  
Randy Cohen

The Arts Means Business Luncheon

The Economic Impact of the Cultural Sector in Palm Beach County December 7, 2017 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Kravis Center, Cohen Pavilion 701 Okeechobee Blvd West Palm Beach, FL 33401   Join the Cultural Council ...
Art on the Half Shell - art&culture Fall 2017

Art on the Half Shell

The Challenge: Create a Beautiful Scene Inside of an Oyster Shell to Represent Palm Beach County. Here Are the Magical Creations of Five Talented Local Chefs. Photography by Libby Volgyes.
John Cooksey - Bowline [detail]

Made in Palm Beach Gardens

Member's Preview and Annual Meeting Thursday, September 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The concept behind this biannual exhibition is a focus on cities in Palm Beach County. Before development, the land that became Palm ...
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Co-op Deadlines Extended!

Due to the effects of Hurricane Irma, our media partners have generously agreed to extend our co-op advertising deadlines. We are proud to offer a variety of opportunities for the upcoming season and hope you ...
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Send Your High-Resolution Photos

If you’d like your organization to be featured in our promotional materials, collateral, presentations, website and social media, please submit professional high resolution photos along with proper credits ...
Jazz on J Street Ensemble

Jazz Night

Featuring the Jazz on J Street Ensemble with Special Guests Enjoy an evening with professional musicians playing jazz standards and songs from the Great American Songbook. The program will include vocal ...
Biennial 2017 -Photo © JACEK PHOTO

Biennial 2017

Opening Member Preview Thursday, June 8, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is pleased to announce the biennial juried art show for professional artists 18 years and older living or ...
Arts and Cultural Employment Growth 2014 - BEA

Arts and Culture Grow for Third Straight Year

From the Bureau of Economic Analysis - New State Data Show Employment in These Industries Rises in 24 States. Florida, with 3.3% growth, had 236,557 jobs related to arts and culture in 2014, representing 2.8% of jobs in the state. Average compensation of arts and cultural jobs in Florida was $59,326 in 2014.
Mark My Words

Mark My Words

Opening Member Preview March 30, 2017 The use of language has evolved dramatically with the advancement of technology and how it influences our lives. Texting and emails have replaced older methods of ...
Swank Table 2017 - Vegetable Love

Swank Table 2017

This spectacular night highlighted a menu prepared by talented chefs from South Florida, with the dishes served of vegetarian and vegan fare. Guests indulged on delicious treats that highlighted the community’s shared affection of “Vegetable Love.”
Coomi - Culture & Cocktails Mar 2017

Culture & Cocktails: Sparkle & Shine

A Conversation with Coomi Coomi is a true Renaissance woman, whose creativity and inherent artistic nature have driven her careers as a textile designer, architect and landscape designer, and now fuels her ...
10x10 exhibition


Opening Member Preview February 2, 2017 Taking a simple 10 inch by 10 inch surface, artists were asked to create work in any medium, on any subject, and bound only to the limitations of size. This open call to ...
Kathleen Guzman & Nicholas Dawes - Heritage Auctions, Culture & Cocktails Jan 2017

Culture & Cocktails: Heritage Values

Photos from:A Conversation with Two Star Appraisers from "Antiques Roadshow" - Kathleen Guzman and Nicholas Dawes, Heritage Auctions. Interviewed by Scott Simmons, editor of Florida Weekly and Collector’s Corner columnist.
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The High School Of The Future – Right Here In Boston

Many education leaders lament the current state of American high schools and say we need to redesign them to do better at teaching creativity, design thinking, forming and defending ideas, collaboration and effective communication, and STEM skills. But there’s a school in Boston that’s already doing all that right now: Boston Arts Academy.
Catching STEAM

Catching STEAM

Essentially a catchy acronym for arts integration targeted at math and science, STEAM has ignited the imaginations of scientists, artists, and educators nationwide. Those on the outside of art and education may wonder: what does a STEAM program look like? Why do it? This blog offers a quick look into one such program steaming forward in the center of the Midwest.
15 Surfboards by 15 Shapers | Tony Arruza

15 Surfboards by 15 Shapers | Tony Arruza

Opening Previews Thursday, December 1 and Friday, December 2 An exhibition unlike any other, "15 Surfboards by 15 Shapers" is the brainchild of Tony Arruza who has traveled the world in search of professional ...
Culture & Cocktails Kravis Memories - Michael Bracci, Judith Mitchell & Lee Bell

Culture & Cocktails: Kravis Memories

A Conversation About the 25th Anniversary of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Monday, November 7, 2016 5-7 p.m. Sharing backstage stories about Palm Beach County’s largest performing arts center and ...
Kravis Center Education Brochure

Kravis Center 2016-2017 Education Brochure available online

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and the Palm Beach County School District are members of the Partners in Education program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Selected because of their demonstrated commitment to the improvement of education in and through the arts, the partnership team participates in collaborative efforts to make the arts integral to education. Student programs and professional development for teachers are available.
The Art of the Science Learning

Arts-Based Learning Leads to Improvements in Creative Thinking Skills, Collaborative Behaviors and Innovation Outcomes

For thousands of years, the arts have played a central role in human learning. In recent decades, the central role of creativity, collaboration, communication and empathy in STEM innovation and workforce development has become widely recognized and accepted. But research into the impact of arts-based learning on STEM innovation has been very limited.
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How to Create Gender Equality in the Arts, According to Four Female Museum Directors

Earlier this week, four female museum directors gazed up at an image of a woman sporting the all-caps slogan “The Future is Female.” They were gathered to discuss the dearth of women in art-world leadership roles—and what it takes to get there. “I hope that the future is female—at least balanced female, male, and they,” mused Anne Pasternak, who recently became the first female director of the Brooklyn Museum. “But we have a long way to go, very clearly.”
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Arts Educators Meet with U.S. Secretary of Education

Since his appointment in 2015, U.S. Secretary of Education, John King, has invited educators from around the country to join him for tea to discuss timely and relevant topics facing the American education system. On August 30, 2016, fourteen arts educators joined the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education for tea and a conversation on the opportunities for the arts in the new Every Student Succeeds Act.
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National Arts in Education Week

Whether you are a student, educator, parent, or principal, you can find a way to celebrate the arts in education during National Arts in Education Week. National Arts in Education Week takes place annually during the week beginning with the second Sunday of September.
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Old newspaper boxes get new lives as Little Free Libraries

Eighteen miniature libraries will debut this summer in communities across Palm Beach County, providing children with easier access to high-quality books. Old Palm Beach Post newspaper boxes have been transformed into brightly-decorated Little Free Libraries, which will be placed in neighborhoods in West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Riviera Beach, Lake Worth, Lake Park, Pahokee, Belle Glade and Jupiter.
from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

Why Should Government Support the Arts?

Fundamental to any democracy are questions about the role of government and how the public sector should support the well-being of its people. Sometimes those discussions turn to the role of the arts. This ...
Swank Table - Diner en Blanc 2016

Swank Table: Diner En Blanc

On April 10, 2016, Swank Farms hosted the “Feast Made Famous in Paris.” Everyone arrived dressed for the “Diner En Blanc” (the white dinner) in white and brought candlesticks, candelabras, votive in ...
2016 Muse Awards

2016 Muse Awards

The Muse Awards event honors individuals and organizations for their contributions to arts and culture throughout Palm Beach County Learn more about the Muse Awards » ...
Nature Preserved Exhibition

Nature Preserved

Opening reception: Thursday, November 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m. As we face climate changes, documenting the natural beauty around us is as important as ever. Artworks by artists living or working in Palm Beach County ...
Ralph Papa - By the Tracks

Made in Delray Beach: Members’ Preview

Palm Beach County is home to 38 municipalities, all of which have robust arts activities going on every day. This semi-annual exhibition focuses on just one of these culturally diverse, vibrant cities. ...
Tommy Tune

Culture & Cocktails: Tommy Tune

Culture & Cocktails Celebrates Song & Dance A Conversation with Tommy Tune He is Broadway’s only 9-time Tony Award winner (Best Actor in a Musical for My One and Only , Best Featured Actor in a ...
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Cultural Tourism By The Numbers

This study on cultural tourism was conducted by Mandala Research in 2013 and it shows that leisure travelers represent 71% of the U.S. adult population, or approximately 170 million Americans. Seventy-six ...
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How Integrating Arts Into Other Subjects Makes Learning Come Alive

Art has long been recognized as an important part of a well-rounded education — but when it comes down to setting budget priorities, the arts rarely rise to the top. Many public schools saw their visual, performing and musical arts programs cut completely during the last recession, despite the many studies showing that exposure to the arts can help with academics too. A few schools are taking the research to heart, weaving the arts into everything they do and finding that the approach not only boosts academic achievement but also promotes creativity, self-confidence and school pride.
Paws & Claws

Paws & Claws Exhibition Preview Party

On December 18, the Cultural Council hosted a preview party for the Paws & Claws: Animals in Art exhibition, welcoming approximately 120 members, artists and guests in to the galleries at the Robert M. ...

LagoonFest 2014 Event Photos

Palm Beach County and its partners in the Lake Worth Lagoon Initiative invited the public to discover a local treasure – Lake Worth Lagoon – at LagoonFest. This inaugural celebration took place on ...