The Cultural Council believes that arts and culture in The Palm Beaches builds a stronger economy and drives tourism; unites and engages communities; and enhances education at every level. This is the foundation of the Council’s advocacy program and what motivates strategies and tactics to securing/maintaining funding at the national, state, and local levels; outreach to business and community leaders; and support for arts education for K-12 students.
Research & Reports
Arts & Culture Work for Palm Beach County Brochure
An illustrated brochure that details the arts & cultural impact of Palm Beach County, the State of Florida, and the U.S. as a whole using data sourced from Americans for the Arts and VISIT FLORIDA.
Palm Beach County Recommended 2024-2025 Florida DAC Grants
The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County and its Cultural Advocacy Alliance recommends full funding of the 2024-2025 Florida Division of Arts & Culture Grants. This leave-behind document details the recommended amounts for each Palm Beach County request organized by Florida Senate & House District.
2022 Cultural Sector Needs Assessment Executive Summary
An executive summary of the 2022 Cultural Sector Needs Assessment survey conducted in partnership with Surale Phillips (Decision Support Partners, Inc.)
Economic and Fiscal Impacts of COVID-19 on Palm Beach County Cultual Organizations
Responding to the Coronavirus state of emergency in 2020, the Council issue a survey about COVID-19 impacts on its constituent organizations between March 2020 and August 2020.
Economic Impact of Cultural Tourism in Palm Beach County (FY19)
View the results from the FY19 Attendee Surveys and Spending Data from Category B and C-II.
Arts Education Impact in Palm Beach County
The cultural sector’s contribution to the School District of Palm Beach County and other learning locations.
Arts and Economic Prosperity 6 (AEP6) provides compelling evidence that the nonprofit arts and culture sector is a significant industry in Palm Beach County—one that generated $335.3 million in total economic activity during 2022. This spending—$189.0 million by nonprofit arts and culture organizations and an additional $146.3 million in event-related spending by their audiences—supports 4,360 jobs, generates $198.5 million in household income for local residents, and delivers $57.2 million in tax revenues to local, state, and federal governments. This study sends a strong signal that, even in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting recession, the nonprofit arts and culture is a formidable industry. AEP6 demonstrates that when we support the arts, we are investing in Palm Beach County’s economic and community well-being.
The Cultural Council partnered with Americans for the Arts on this study and commissioned customized reports for Palm Beach County and three of its largest cities.
Cultural Advocacy Groups
Find links to local, state, and national arts advocacy organizations and partners here:
Palm Beach County
State of Florida
Arts-friendly policies and funding need consistent support and the Council fights on the front lines to educate elected officials on the economic and quality-of-life benefits of the arts.
The Council can’t tackle these issues alone. Advocacy earns results by participation and strong voices from constituents. That’s you!
It takes two minutes to contact your representative with the simple facts stated here. Please use the links below to do just that.