COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates from the Cultural Council

Updated on January 22, 2021

The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County continues to monitor all updates and public health advisories related to COVID-19, and will regularly update this page with event and program information and helpful resources.

Cultural Council COVID-19 Relief Infographic

Cultural Council Events & Programs

The Cultural Council’s galleries and store are open to the public with our visitors’ and staff’s health our top priority. Facial coverings and social distancing are required at all times when visiting the Cultural Council building and Project Space. Current hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12-5 p.m. We are also open on the first Saturday (12-5 p.m.) in March, April, May, and July!

To learn more about our current gallery exhibitions and to view select galleries online, go to palmbeachculture.com/exhibitions.

Muse Awards

For the first time ever, the Cultural Council presented this year’s Muse Awards virtually on January 14, 2021. The presentation can now be viewed online at palmbeachculture.com/muse

Institute for Cultural Advancement

As a service to Palm Beach County’s cultural community, the Cultural Council offered free virtual sessions under our signature professional development series, the Institute for Cultural Advancement. The sessions can be accessed online at palmbeachculture.com/institute.

Activity Book

Children of all ages will love this activity book filled with games, coloring pages, and more – inspired by arts & culture in Palm Beach County.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more arts inspiration, special live interviews with artists, and more!

Cultural Destinations and Activities

As Palm Beach County’s local arts agency, the Cultural Council strives to be a comprehensive source of information regarding re-openings and virtual opportunities to experience Florida’s Cultural Capital®. Please follow us on social media for updates and inspiration from our cultural community.

Restart with the arts! Cultural organizations are welcoming visitors back, with safe experiences for the whole family. As such, the Cultural Council has curated a list of Palm Beach County cultural destinations that have reopened.

Learn more about the impact that COVID-19 has had on our cultural sector, and how you can join the Cultural Council in helping Palm Beach County restart with the arts by visiting palmbeachculture.com/restart

Virtual Cultural Experiences

To experience Florida’s Cultural Capital® from home, the Council’s Palm Beach County events calendar now includes virtual classes, performances and tours along with live events and activities.

Organizations: Please help us share your COVID-19 related updates by emailing 4media@palmbeachculture.com.

Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County - Quiet Reflections
FAU - World Music Days Harmony for Humanity

Palm Beach County Artist Relief Fund

The Cultural Council created the Palm Beach County Artist Relief Fund in March 2020 to help local creative professionals who lost critical income due to COVID-19. Thanks to community members and the support of the Great Charity Challenge and The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, the Cultural Council raised more than $45,000, awarding small grants of $250 directly to more than 100 creative professionals (including visual artists, actors, musicians, dancers and others) living in Palm Beach County. 

Learn more about the fund and view the entire list of recipients here.

National Resources

Be sure to check the following pages to read COVID-19 news, resources and grants available from our national partners.

Americans for the Arts
americansforthearts.org

National Endowment for the Arts
arts.gov


Thank you to these partners for their generous support of the Council’s COVID-19 relief efforts:
COVID-19 relief funding partners