The Cultural Council is accepting applications for four creative professionals within the disciplines of dance, music, theater and literature (including poets and spoken word artists) to serve as ambassadors for a two-year term from September 15, 2023 to September 15, 2025. Each will receive a $1,000 per year stipend (made in two installments) and will be featured on the Cultural Council’s new website launching in the fall.
Ambassadors will research resources in their respective fields and keep the Cultural Council apprised of news, calls to artists, and other important information that can be shared with the field, as well as serve as a resource to the professionals in their respective genre. The deadline to apply is August 25, 2023, by 11:59 pm.
“We’re delighted to launch our inaugural Artist Ambassadors program with a specific focus on performing artists,” said Jessica Ransom, the Cultural Council’s director of artist services. “We have a lot of support for visual artists through the Cultural Council’s galleries, and we wanted to make sure that we’re also supporting our other creative professionals in as many ways as we can.”
As Palm Beach County’s arts agency, the Cultural Council offers free, ongoing professional development opportunities for all Palm Beach County-based creative professionals through its Institute for Cultural Advancement and strives to support artists of all genres.
With an estimated commitment of four hours per month, the work will include serving as a subject matter expert for the Cultural Council and as a liaison between creative professionals in the industry and cultural organizations that support their discipline. Other tasks may include creating a discipline-specific toolkit of links to articles, blogs and other resources (such as where to purchase/rent equipment, rehearsal space, practice venues, and studios) to be included on the Cultural Council’s website; organizing one Institute for Cultural Advancement workshop per year; and contributing one article on a relevant topic for the Cultural Council’s blog and social media channels per year.
Interested creative professionals should have at least 10 years cumulative expertise in their field; be a current Palm Beach County resident and have resided in the county for three consecutive years; and have a demonstrated biographical history that indicates a sustained pursuit of a career in their field.
The Artist Ambassadors will be chosen by a committee comprised of Cultural Council staff and board members and Artist Innovation Fellowship recipients.
To apply and for additional information, visit https://www.palmbeachculture.com/artist-news/call-for-artist-ambassadors/.
About the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County
The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County is the official support agency for arts and culture in The Palm Beaches, Florida’s Cultural Capital®. Headquartered in the historic Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. building in Downtown Lake Worth Beach, the Council presents exciting year-round exhibitions and performances featuring artists who live or work in Palm Beach County. The Council features spectacular work by Palm Beach County-based professional artisans in its Roe Green Uniquely Palm Beach Store, offers complimentary resources for visitors in its Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Information Center and hosts frequent events in its outdoor Project Space, offering views of the building’s iconic Martin Luther King Jr. mural by renowned Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra. During the summer, the council is open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., as well as the second Saturday of each month from noon to 5 p.m. For more information and a comprehensive calendar of cultural events in The Palm Beaches, visit palmbeachculture.com.
Linnea Bailey (561) 713-0673