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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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City of Boynton Beach Art Camp

Submit Your Cultural Summer Camp for the 2017 Guide

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

March 20, 2017

The Cultural Council will soon launch a newly revamped Cultural Camp Guide for 2017. Make sure that your organization’s camps are listed!

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Preserving Our Appalachian Music - Kela Simpson - PBS

Why small and rural arts groups may hurt the most under Trump’s plan to gut the NEA

PBS Art Beat

March 16, 2017

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, which was released Thursday, eliminates funding for 19 agencies, including for cultural groups like the National Endowment for the Arts. Congress has final approval of the president’s request.

The NEA supports arts groups across the country, including major institutions in big cities, like Carnegie Hall or the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. But it would also mean the end of grants for dance, opera, writing, film, theater and other arts organizations in every state in the country — many of them smaller groups in rural communities.

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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.

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Connecting the Dots: Creative Partnerships with Early Learners

February 23

1:30 p.m.
Location: Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

Presenter: Nancy Brown
Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education, College of Education; Peter and Nona Gordon Professor, Karen Slattery Educational Research Center for Child Development and Associate Professor in the College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University


The Arts within K-12: Innovative Methods and Brainstorming Session

March 14

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

Presenter: Tiffany Williams
Principal, SAIL High School, Leon County School Board


Making Connections: Saving the World Through Cultural Programming

April 20

1:30 p.m.
Location: FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center

Presenter: Anne Henderson
Director of Education, FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center


The Arts and Technology

May 18

1:30 p.m.
Location: Cultural Council

Presenter: Dr. Luke Kahlich
Retired Professor and Chair Emeritus, Temple University-Boyer College of Music and Dance; Former Director – NDEO/Temple Center for Research in Dance Education; Co-Editor Dance Series, Cambria Press and Fulbright Specialist Roster



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