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, Trish Halverson: (561) 472-3347 or

Video: The second year of a collaborative project coordinated by veteran educator, Donna Pawlik, featuring Highland Elementary World Drumming students. Held on February 21, 2015 at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County during the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival, in recognition of African American History Month and National Anthropology Day.

Learn how you can support arts education:

Advocate for the arts
Give to the Annual Fund

Videography by Taylor Productions, West Palm Beach Youth Empowerment Center Video & Audio Department. Script and narration by Donna Pawlik

Educational Programs

Palm Beach Opera - Photo credit Nicholas Mohnacky

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.

2016 Cultural Summer Camp Guide

Cultural Summer Camps and Activities

The Cultural Council’s Cultural Camp Guide offers a comprehensive look at arts and cultural summer camps, classes and activities from local Palm Beach County organizations.


2016-17 Educational Guide to Art & Culture in Palm Beach County

2016-17 Educational Guide to Art and Culture in Palm Beach County

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.


Palm Beach Day Academy Kids at Flagler Museum - Robert Holland

Family-Friendly Events

Browse our online events calendar for family-friendly events and activities – including the arts, science, history and nature – at venues throughout Palm Beach County.

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.