Arts education is a proven factor in student achievement and workforce readiness for the 21st century.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Video: Arts in My Backyard afterschool program, in partnership with Palm Beach Opera
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.
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.
The 4X4 Series is a workshop series that provides an opportunity for arts and cultural educators to discuss key issues within the education sector and engage in professional development and networking opportunities.
Workshops are held quarterly and at various cultural organizations throughout Palm Beach County. For details and schedule, please contact Ericka Squire at email@example.com or (561) 472-3347.
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.
Our annual Cultural Camp Guide offers a comprehensive look at arts and cultural summer camps, classes and activities from local Palm Beach County organizations.
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.
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.