The Cultural Council’s advocacy efforts cover public policy and funding issues locally, state-wide and nationally, speaking on behalf of the cultural industry and its impact on issues and people. Art and Culture: Part of the Solution has been a recurring theme with legislators.

Did you know?

  1. Whether serving the local community or out-of-town visitors, a vibrant arts and culture industry helps local businesses thrive. As of January 2014, Palm Beach County is home to 5,438 arts-related businesses that employ 16,066 people, according to Americans for the Arts’ 2014 Creative Industries Report.
  2. Arts education is a proven factor in student achievement and workforce readiness for the 21st century. For students on “free and reduced lunch,” an indicator of low socioeconomic level, the more music and arts classes taken, the higher the student achievement in all measures (SAT, FCAT Reading, Writing, Math).
  3. Florida’s not-for-profit arts and cultural organizations and artists have a documented $ 3.1 billion impact on the state’s economy every year. More than $446.5 million annually is also returned to local and state government treasuries — a $5 return to government treasuries for every $1 invested.
    View the 2015 Florida Legislative Platform for Arts and Culture.


Arts Leaders at Palm Beach Chamber Breakfast

What can you do?

TAKE ACTION. Resources such as the Florida Cultural Alliance and Americans for the Arts provide a wealth of valuable information to help you advocate on behalf of the arts and cultural community at both the state and national levels.

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Resources


Economic Impact of Cultural Tourism in Palm Beach County

Economic Impact of Cultural Tourism in Palm Beach County

Results from FY 15 Category B Organizations Attendee Surveys and Spending Data



Economic Impact Analysis of Palm Beach Cultural Council

Economic Impact Analysis of Palm Beach Cultural Council

Prepared by Fishkind & Associates, Inc.



Economic Development Report

Economic Development Report

A Plan for Palm Beach County Economic Development Through Arts, Science and Cultural Capital Projects *revised March 18, 2016



Economic Development Report

Economic Development Report

A Plan for Palm Beach County Economic Development Through Arts, Science and Cultural Capital Projects



Palm Beach County Cultural Tourism Facts

Palm Beach County Cultural Tourism Facts

Learn about the economic impact of cultural tourism and how it serves such a vital role in Palm Beach County.



Arts Attendance and Economic Impact

Arts Attendance and Economic Impact

In 2015, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) released 3 distinct reports on arts and cultural industries explaining how they affect the nation’s economy, along with the reasons American adults engage in arts and culture.



Arts & Economic Prosperity IV

Arts & Economic Prosperity IV

This 2012 study by Americans for the Arts provides compelling new evidence that the nonprofit arts and culture are a significant industry in Palm Beach County. Read the summary or full report.



Arts & Culture - Part of the Solution

Arts & Culture - Part of the Solution

Take a look at these facts from the Florida Cultural Alliance that show the numerous benefits that arts and culture bring to Florida's economy.



Why Should Government Support the Arts?

Why Should Government Support the Arts?

This document from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies substantiates why the arts are a sound investment, helping states achieve both short-term and long term policy goals.



Six Pillars Community Strategic Plan

Six Pillars Community Strategic Plan

Learn about Palm Beach County's Six Pillar Community Strategic Plan to support economic growth.



Cultural Advocacy Groups

Cultural Advocacy Groups

Find links to local, state and national arts advocacy organizations.