Arts & Culture Work for Palm Beach County

Washington D.C., Tallahassee and Palm Beach County—the Cultural Council advocates for the arts at all levels of government. Considered globally as an economic driver, the cultural sector attracts talent and investment, builds international reputation and catalyzes innovation across all sectors of the economy.
 

Arts Advocacy News

Arts and Culture Grow for Third Straight Year

Arts and Cultural Employment Growth 2014 - BEA

Bureau of Economic Analysis

Posted: April 21, 2017
From the Bureau of Economic Analysis - New State Data Show Employment in These Industries Rises in 24 States. Florida, with 3.3% growth, had 236,557 jobs related to arts and culture in 2014, representing 2.8% of jobs in the state. Average compensation of arts and cultural jobs in Florida was $59,326 in 2014. Read more »

Facts & Figures on the Creative Economy

NASAA - Artists in the Work Force

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

Posted: March 7, 2017
These statistics from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) tell about the creative workforce, creative places, cultural tourism, and investment and participation. Read more »

Why Should Government Support the Arts?

from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

Posted: May 12, 2016
Fundamental to any democracy are questions about the role of government and how the public sector should support the well-being of its people. Sometimes those discussions turn to the role of the arts. This document from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies substantiates why the arts are a sound investment, helping states achieve both […] Read more »

NEA Releases Three New Reports On Arts Attendance and Economic Impact

NEA Infographic - why people attend the arts

Posted: February 26, 2015
Recently, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) released 3 distinct reports on arts and cultural industries explaining how they affect the nation’s economy, and perhaps more importantly, the agency published a comprehensive data set listing the reasons American adults engage in arts and culture. This is the first time one can see the research […] Read more »

Cultural Tourism By The Numbers

Posted: February 19, 2015
This study on cultural tourism was conducted by Mandala Research in 2013 and it shows that leisure travelers represent 71% of the U.S. adult population, or approximately 170 million Americans. Seventy-six percent of all leisure travelers, 130 million, can be defined as cultural travelers, having participated in cultural activities on their most recent trip or […] Read more »

TAKE ACTION

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.

Palm Beach County Commissioners
Palm Beach County Senators and Representatives (PDF – 2019)
Florida Senators and Representatives
Find Your Legislators

 

Research & Reports

Arts & Cultural Impact for Palm Beach County Florida - cover Arts & Cultural Impact in Palm Beach County – By the Numbers

Cultural Council for Palm Beach County

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Arts Education Impact in Palm Beach County - Key FindingsArts Education Impact in Palm Beach County

Cultural Council for Palm Beach County

Key Survey Findings »


Lake Worth Beach Arts & Cultural Master Plan 2018Arts & Cultural Master Plan for Downtown Lake Worth Beach

The City of Lake Worth Beach and the Lake Worth Beach CRA

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Palm Beach County & Florida DCA Funding: 5-year History InfographicPalm Beach County and Florida DCA Funding: 5-year History

Florida Cultural Alliance

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Economic Impact of Cultural Tourism in Palm Beach County (FY2017)

Results from FY 17 Category B and C-II Organizations Attendee Surveys and Spending Data
Summary | Full Report


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Americans for the Arts

Cultural Advocacy Alliance

The purpose of the Palm Beach County Cultural Advocacy Alliance is to gather together the leaders of cultural organizations and the creative sector in Palm Beach County, with purpose, to discuss and act upon issues, projects, campaigns and initiatives of mutual benefit to the respective cultural organizations and to the people who live in and visit Palm Beach County.

This committee is an extension of the Cultural Council’s advocacy work – an integral part of a local arts service agency’s mission – and also includes Council board members and representatives from other advocacy partners from around the county.

This collaborative work will ensure that the arts and culture sector is relevant to the community, its leaders and its citizens, a fact that will be evident because culture will be included in long range plans, funding plans, and important community decisions.

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Cultural Advocacy Groups

Find links to local, state and national arts advocacy organizations here: