Arts education is a proven factor in student achievement and workforce readiness for the 21st century.

Arts Education is a primary focus of the Cultural Council. Through its close working relationships with the School District of Palm Beach County and the continuing work of its Cultural Education Committee, the Council is committed to ensuring that our young people have the best possible opportunities to reap the proven benefits that arts and culture bring to the educational experience.

The Cultural Education Committee (CEdC) meets monthly for networking, professional development and special sessions in arts education.

If you have any questions regarding the Cultural Council’s education programs, please contact our manager of arts and cultural education, Trish Halverson: (561) 472-3347 or

Video: The second year of a collaborative project coordinated by veteran educator, Donna Pawlik, featuring Highland Elementary World Drumming students. Held on February 21, 2015 at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County during the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival, in recognition of African American History Month and National Anthropology Day.

Videography by Taylor Productions, West Palm Beach Youth Empowerment Center Video & Audio Department. Script and narration by Donna Pawlik

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Educational Programs

Palm Beach Opera - Photo credit Nicholas Mohnacky

Arts in My Backyard: Family Saturdays

Families are invited to discover the arts together, working side by side, as they connect, create memories and acquire new skills through visual art, dance, drama and music.

2016-17 Educational Guide to Art & Culture in Palm Beach County

2016-17 Educational Guide to Art and Culture in Palm Beach County

An annual guide to the programs and schedule of the county’s cultural organizations, it includes data about ties to the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and pertinent curriculum.


Cultural Expeditions Grant Program

Cultural Expeditions Grant Program

This fund provides cultural expeditions for elementary students in Palm Beach County through a competitive grant process.

2016 Cultural Summer Camp Guide

Cultural Summer Camps and Activities

The Cultural Council’s Cultural Camp Guide offers a comprehensive look at arts and cultural summer camps, classes and activities from local Palm Beach County organizations.