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

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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.


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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.

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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.

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2018 – 2019 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.

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.

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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.


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.

Upcoming Cultural Events for Kids & Families

Seasonal Break Camp

Seasonal Break Camp

Monday, November 19

Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Looking to get your kids outside while they are off from school? Register your aspiring scientists to follow in the footsteps of our marine biologist staff ... More details »
Garden of Lights

Garden of Lights

Saturday, November 24

Mounts Botanical Garden

LIGHT UP YOUR HOLIDAYS AT MOUNTS!  Mounts will be all a-twinkle in the evenings during the holiday season! Visitors will discover thousands of colorful lights ... More details »


Sunday, November 25

HATCH 1121 Arts Center

The City of Lake Worth, Lake Worth CRA and Cultural Council, will host its first-annual FOCUS, a celebration of art, music and design from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 ... More details »