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2017 – 2018 Art & Culture Educational Guide

2017-2018 Educational Guide Now Available

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

August 11, 2017

The Cultural Council’s 2017-2018 Art & Culture Educational Guide is now available online to download. This guide is a valuable resource for programming, field trip opportunities and more for the entire school year.

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Four Gifted Young Musicians Aim To Effect Change Through Community-Focused Projects

National Public Radio

June 8, 2017

Every week, a small group of young people step up to a microphone and play, their music broadcast to hundreds of thousands of listeners across America on NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley. For those of us who may have dabbled in orchestra or band as kids, the level of mastery achieved by these young musicians can seem superhuman.

And, when the show is over, most heave a sigh of relief, not realizing that From the Top has more in store for them — they are about to be asked what can only be described as a “very big question.” It is: Who do you aspire to be as an artist and a leader? How can you take action now to make a difference beyond the concert hall?

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Pia Mileaf-Patel, age 11. Courtesy of Children's Museum of the Arts - from

Explore the World’s Largest Collection of Children’s Art


April 11, 2017

The Children’s Museum of the Arts today bills its collection of children’s art as the largest in the world, composed of more than 2,000 paintings and drawings that date as far back as the 1930s. And that’s not counting the 4,000 children’s films created by CMA-goers over the last five years, which are currently archived online.

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From - Theresa Chromati, Tea Time, with audio accompaniment by Pangelica, at MoCADA. Photo by @elliott.jerome, via Instagram

New Study Links Art Access to Better Health, Safety, and Education in Lower-Income Neighborhoods


March 29, 2017

Arts advocates have long extolled the benefits of culture to personal and neighborhood welfare. While the contention is broadly accepted within the field, the existence of the link has largely been argued without an abundance of data and taken a backseat to economic justifications for arts funding.

But a two-year study released this month by researchers from the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania has revealed a quantitative relationship between the presence of cultural resources in a neighborhood and key aspects of social wellbeing, particularly in less advantaged neighborhoods. The research was part of the school’s ongoing Social Impact of the Arts Project (SIAP).

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Applications for New Awards; Assistance for Arts Education Programs-Professional Development for Arts Educators Grants

Office of Innovation and Improvement, Department of Education

March 28, 2017

Assistance for Arts Education Programs—Professional Development for Arts Educators (PDAE) Grants Notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2017.

Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: April 27, 2017.

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Photo by Jay Espy - Courtesy of CCCADI - Artsy

Eliminating the NEA Will Disproportionately Hurt Communities of Color


March 21, 2017

Public funds like those provided by the NEA have been essential in fulfilling CCCADI’s mission to highlight the vibrant contributions of the African Diaspora to our nation and the world, and to fight for cultural equity and inclusion.

Last week, President Trump’s budget plan recommended eliminating the NEA completely. Such a measure would mainly cripple mid-size and small organizations like ours. The cuts are likely to have an outsized impact on artists and cultural organizations of color, which already struggle to stay afloat in an art world that favors European aesthetics and art forms.

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CEdC Meeting Schedule

Monthly CEdC meetings are open to all educators, education advocates and professionals regardless of Cultural Council membership.

We meet on a monthly basis between October and May. Calendar and schedule are subject to change.

The Arts and Technology

May 18

*Program change to be announced.


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