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


The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is committed to ensuring that the arts are included in schools and educational programs across the county through a variety of initiatives.

Arts in My Backyard (AIMBY) is the Council’s signature arts education program and comprises five branches—Outreach, Field Trips, Afterschool, Early Learners and Family Saturdays—most of which take place at the Council’s headquarters in downtown Lake Worth Beach.

The Council also produces two annual guides that showcase arts education offerings from organizations throughout Palm Beach County. The Cultural Camp Guide lists arts and cultural summer camps, classes and activities, as well as scholarships available for parents and caregivers. The Teachers Guide for Arts & Cultural Education informs educators and schools on cultural organizations’ educational programs available during the school year.

If you have any questions regarding the Cultural Council’s education programs, please contact our manager of arts and cultural education, Ericka Squire: (561) 472-3347 or esquire@palmbeachculture.com.

Video: Arts in My Backyard afterschool program, in partnership with Palm Beach Opera

Kids saying Thank You

Support Our Education Programs

Each of these initiatives comes at a cost—help bring arts education to students across Palm Beach County and make a difference by donating to the Council’s Annual Fund today.


 


Norton Museum of Art - family workshop

Arts in My Backyard: Family Saturdays

The Council invites families to discover the arts together as they connect and create memories while acquiring new skills through visual art, dance and theater.


AIMBY-Early Learners

Arts in My Backyard: Early Learners

An art-exposure program designed for parents and caregivers who have children between the ages of birth to 6 in search of arts activities and cultural experiences for their children outside of the home.


2018 Cultural Camp Guide - Boynton Beach summer camps

Cultural Summer Camp Guide

Our annual Cultural Camp Guide offers a comprehensive look at arts and cultural summer camps, classes and activities from local Palm Beach County organizations.



Teachers Guide for Arts & Cultural Education

Teachers Guide for Arts & Cultural Education

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.


AIMBY-Afterschool

AIMBY Afterschool

AIMBY Afterschool is a program that seeks to bring arts and cultural experiences to Lake Worth Beach students through exposure to the arts. Students who are members of local afterschool programs are invited to engage through instruction, interaction and practice at the Council’s headquarters.


Arts In My Backyard - Field Trips

AIMBY Field Trips

This art-exposure program is for groups of Pre-K to 12th grade students, and provides an interactive, guided tour of the Council’s galleries, followed by an exciting hands-on workshop.


AIMBY Outreach

AIMBY Outreach

AIMBY Outreach supports authentic experiences that engage and empower students in the form of a seasonal, four-week arts-integrated session that seeks to bring the arts to the Council’s “backyard” for Lantana, a neighboring city.

Upcoming Cultural Events for Kids & Families

Winter Tapestry: The Gift of Song

Winter Tapestry: The Gift of Song

Saturday, November 23

Young Singers of the Palm Beaches
at Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

The annual tradition continues! Start your holiday season off with a song in your heart, thanks to the amazing annual holiday concert by the Young Singers of ... More details »
SHREK The Musical jr.

SHREK The Musical jr.

Saturday, November 23

Showtime Performing Arts Theatre

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical jr., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It's a "big ... More details »