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

The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County is the only organization solely dedicated to supporting arts and culture in Palm Beach County. In its sustaining effort to foster growth of the cultural sector, the Council provides support services to cultural organizations and creative professionals, administers public and private grant programs, advocates for cultural funding, enhances local arts education, and promotes cultural tourism.

The Cultural Council believes that arts and cultural education is a conduit for change and has the power to transform lives, and therefore is committed to the growth and enrichment of learners at all ages through quality and inclusive arts education—in ways that spark creativity and curiosity, build empathy, and foster collaboration.

The Council partners with local cultural organizations, the School District of Palm Beach County, and other organizations throughout our community. Through digital resources, lifelong learning initiatives, cultural education programs (such as Arts in My Backyard), professional development, and advocacy and research initiatives, the Cultural Council encourages and inspires learning at all ages.

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

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. Donate to the Cultural Council’s Annual Fund, and you can make a difference by helping us bring arts education to students across Palm Beach County.


Programs For Educators and Schools

Teachers Guide for Arts & Cultural Education

Teachers Guide for Arts & Cultural Education

Formerly known as the Arts and Cultural Education Guide, this resource is an annual guide to connect school and home-school educators with curriculum-based programs offered by Palm Beach County cultural organizations. The guide includes field trips, afterschool and in-school programs, and virtual learning opportunities provided by each organization.

Cultural Expeditions Grant Program

Arts in My Backyard: Cultural Expeditions

This is a field trip program that provides free busing and an interactive, guided tour of the Council’s galleries followed by an art-related workshop. This program also supports Palm Beach County cultural organizations by funding trips to various cultural organizations around the county.


Programs For Parents and Families

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.

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.

Upcoming Cultural Events for Kids & Families

Lighthouse Moonrise Tour

Lighthouse Moonrise Tour

Thursday, October 1

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

A howling good time and spectacular evening view of a full moon from the top of the Lighthouse! This adventure makes a fabulous date night too. Tour time ... More details »
Twilight Yoga at the Light

Twilight Yoga at the Light

Monday, October 5

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

Experience the serenity of Yoga with Mary Veal on the Lighthouse Deck at sunset every Monday.  Stay fit and calm the mind in this all levels class where ... More details »
Lighthouse Sunset Tour

Lighthouse Sunset Tour

Wednesday, October 7

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

Climb to the top and take in the spectacular sunset views. Visitors get an inside look at the nuts & bolts of a working lighthouse watchroom.  Tour time ... More details »