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, Ericka Squire: (561) 472-3347 or

Help support the Cultural Council’s arts education programs by giving to our Annual Fund »

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

Education Programs

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.

CEdC - Palmetto Park

Cultural Educators Committee

Members of this committee have the opportunity to participate in this forum for ideas, professional development, dialogue and exchange with other Palm Beach County cultural educators. Monthly CEdC meetings are open to all educators, education advocates and professionals regardless of Cultural Council membership.

Norton Museum of Art - family workshop

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.


Arts In My Backyard - Field Trips

Field Trips

Schools and educators can bring their students to the Cultural Council to experience arts and culture in the historic Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. building.

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.

Upcoming Cultural Events for Kids & Families

Preschool Story Time: Bunny Day

Preschool Story Time: Bunny Day

Monday, March 26

The Society of the Four Arts

The Children’s Library offers free story time programs. Preschool Story Time is for children 4 years of age and younger, and takes place at 10:30 a.m. on ... More details »
Lighthouse Moonrise Tour

Lighthouse Moonrise Tour

Friday, March 30

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 »