Grants funding is vital for nurturing creativity in the cultural sector, promoting cultural tourism to Palm Beach County, and preserving our cultural heritage. Our grants programs are designed to support cultural organizations of all sizes. Read the guidelines for programs below to understand each process, and don’t forget to bookmark this page for important updates. Join us in shaping a vibrant cultural landscape together.

Category B – Tourism Development Fund for Cultural Tourism

The Tourist Development Fund for Cultural Tourism is a biennial grant program. It is open to Palm Beach County nonprofit arts and cultural organizations with annual operating revenues of at least 1.175 million to fund marketing and program expenses associated with performances, exhibitions and cultural events.

First time applicants and individuals new to the grant process are strongly advised to attend an application workshop before completing an online application. Applications will open in the spring of 2025. Please check this page for any changes or updates. Please review the FY24 application guidelines under the Application Toolkit below to review the eligibility criteria for our last application cycle.

All Cultural Council for Palm Beach County grant recipient organizations are required to use the appropriate logos as detailed in their respective reimbursement guidelines (see grantee toolkit below) and must follow usage guidelines in the Cultural Council’s Brand Standards Manual for Grant Recipients. Download logos and usage guidelines here »

If you have specific questions about this grant program, please contact the Cultural Council Grants Department: grants@palmbeachculture.com | (561) 214‑8087

GRANTS PORTAL

Application Toolkit

Grantee Toolkit

Category C-II – Tourism Development Fund for Cultural Marketing

The Tourist Development Fund for Cultural Marketing is a biennial grant program. It is open to Palm Beach County non-profit arts and cultural organizations with annual operating revenues between $200,000 and $1,174,999 to fund marketing and program expenses associated with performances, exhibitions and cultural events.

First time applicants and individuals new to the grant process are strongly advised to attend an application workshop before completing an online application.  Applications will open in the spring of 2025.  Please check this page for any changes or updates.  Please review the FY24 application guidelines under the Application Toolkit below to review the eligibility criteria for our last application cycle.

All Cultural Council for Palm Beach County grant recipient organizations are required to use the appropriate logos as detailed in their respective reimbursement guidelines (see grantee toolkit below) and must follow usage guidelines in the Cultural Council’s Brand Standards Manual for Grant Recipients. Download logos and usage guidelines here »

If you have specific questions about this grant program, please contact the Cultural Council Grants Department: grants@palmbeachculture.com | (561) 214‑8087

GRANTS PORTAL

Application Toolkit

  1. Application Guidelines
  2. Budget Workbook
  3. Allowable Expenses / Grant Restrictions (Exhibit C)
  4. Definitions
  5. Online Application FAQs
  6. Application Training Presentation

Grantee Toolkit

Category C-I – Cultural Development Fund: Small or Emerging Organizations

The Cultural Development Fund for Small or Emerging Cultural Organizations is an annual grant program open to nonprofit cultural organizations with operating revenues of at least $25,000. The grant program is designed to preserve cultural heritages and traditions through the arts, significantly advance cultural opportunities for children and youth, and to create opportunities for Palm Beach County residents to experience culturally diverse, innovative and excellent cultural programs and projects. Small organizations that are stable are encouraged to apply as well as emerging organizations that have the potential to grow into future mid-sized organizations.

First time applicants and individuals new to the grant process are strongly advised  to attend an application workshop before completing an online application.  Applications will open in the summer of 2024.  Please check this page for any changes or updates.  Please review the FY24 application guidelines under the application toolkit below to review the eligibility criteria for our last application cycle.

All Cultural Council for Palm Beach County grant recipient organizations are required to use the appropriate logos as detailed in their respective reimbursement guidelines (see Grantee Toolkit below), and must follow usage guidelines in the Cultural Council’s Brand Standards Manual for Grant Recipients. Download logos and usage guidelines here »

If you have specific questions about this grant program, please contact the Cultural Council Grants Department: grants@palmbeachculture.com | (561) 214‑8087

GRANTS PORTAL