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.

The Council’s Cultural Expeditions program provides funding for transportation and/or admittance to a cultural organization through a competitive grant process.

The Council also produces two annual guides that showcase arts education offerings from organizations throughout Palm Beach County. The Cultural Camp Guide list arts and cultural summer camps, classes and activities, as well as scholarships. The Art & Culture Educational Guide 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

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 come 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.

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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 Camps and Scholarships

Our annual Cultural Camp Guide offers a comprehensive look at arts and cultural summer camps, classes and activities from local Palm Beach County organizations. We also partner with organizations throughout the county to offer a limited number of scholarships.

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.

2017–2018 Art & Culture Educational Guide

2017–2018 Art & Culture Educational Guide

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.

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Cultural Educators Committee

The Cultural Education Committee (CEdC) meets monthly for networking, professional development and special sessions in arts education. CEdC meetings are open to all educators, education advocates and professionals regardless of Cultural Council membership.

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.


AIMBY Afterschool

AIMBY Afterschool is a program that seeks to bring arts and cultural experiences to Lake Worth 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.


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

Mad Science! Be a STEAMologist!

Mad Science! Be a STEAMologist!

Tuesday, July 24

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

Kids will play, create and learn while having fun each week using STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) skills. Space is limited. Sign up for one ... More details »
Family Storytime - All Ages!

Family Storytime - All Ages!

Wednesday, July 25

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

Families, join us for an interactive storytime for all ages; stories, rhymes, music, movement and art!  All ages. Space is limited, sign up upon arrival. ... More details »
Lighthouse Moonrise Tour

Lighthouse Moonrise Tour

Thursday, July 26

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

A howling good time and spectacular evening view of a full moon from the top of the Lighthouse! Tour time approximately 75 minutes, Cost: $20 per person, $15 ... More details »