For over 30 years, the Cultural Council has actively promoted cultural development in Palm Beach County and South Florida by providing services and funding to cultural organizations and artists. We provide services through two primary avenues:
- Grants made through a competitive process to organizations of all sizes
- Grants and awards made through a competitive process to individual artists or by nomination
Application Assistance Workshops
The Grants Department holds a variety of workshops and training throughout the year. You can check out the Grants Calander for upcoming trainings. If you don’t see what you are interested in, or have any questions please contact Vicky Jackson at (561) 214-8087 or email@example.com
Grant Programs for Organizations
Announced on the State of the Cultural Sector Town Hall on October 8, the Palm Beach County Cultural Resiliency Fund is an official county grant program administered by the Cultural Council that will provide direct relief to cultural organizations recovering from the impact of COVID-19. With the support of the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, Tourist Development Council, and County Administrator Verdenia Baker, this new grant program will allow the Council to distribute CARES Act funds to cultural organizations in need of financial assistance.
Please note: Organizations that received Federal CARES Act assistance greater than $25,000 through programs such as the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) or the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program (EIDL), are not eligible for this grant program at this time. Please review the program guidelines for eligibility requirements and other important information. Applications must be received through the Cultural Council’s online grants portal by 11:59 p.m. on November 20, 2020.
Funded by bed tax revenues, this program supports Palm Beach County nonprofit arts and cultural organizations with annual operating revenues of at least 1.175 million.
Funded by bed tax revenues, this program supports Palm Beach County non-profit arts and cultural organizations with annual operating revenues between $200,000 and $1,174,999.
Funded by the County Commission, this program provides resources to small, stable organizations or new, emerging organizations to preserve cultural heritages and expand cultural opportunities for children and youth.
Funding Opportunities for Artists
The Council also provides funding for local artists through the Artist Innovation Fellowship Program, Dina Baker Fund for Mature Female Artists and the South Florida Cultural Consortium Grant to Visual and Media Artists.
Posted: September 24, 2020The Palm Beach County CARES Restart Business Grants Program will resume on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 8:00 A.M. The Restart Business Program guidelines, including eligibility criteria will be posted on the County’s website. The Board gave approval for individual grants up to $25,000 to help “restart” Palm Beach County businesses forced to close by […] Read more »
Posted: September 10, 2020Below are the co-op advertising opportunities available to our Palm Beach County cultural organization partners for Fiscal Year 2020-2021. These documents will be updated as more details and opportunities become available – or as packages are sold out. To sign up, or for more information about any of the Council’s co-op advertising packages, please contact […] Read more »
Posted: August 30, 2019As presented at the Cultural Council’s 2019 Advertising Marketplace, below are the co-op advertising opportunities available to our Palm Beach County cultural organization partners. These documents will be updated as more details and opportunities become available – or as packages are sold out. *Updated January 15, 2020. For information about any of the Council’s co-op […] Read more »
Posted: March 11, 2019The application period for Category B and CII grants is now open for fiscal year 2019-2020. Eligible organizations must apply through the Cultural Council’s online grants portal. Application guidelines and required documentation are available on the Council’s website, as well as a video webinar for application assistance/training. For more information, go to palmbeachculture.com/grants or contact […] Read more »
Posted: November 1, 2018*Updated 4/30/19 As a result of the Cultural Council’s investment in each of these packages, we are able to offer these opportunities to our cultural partners at a great value. Your participation is the key to communicating all of the arts and cultural experiences The Palm Beaches has to offer through our advertising efforts. Together, […] Read more »
Posted: October 14, 2018Professional development program offers workshops, sessions to cultural organizations, educators and creative professionals The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is proud to announce the Institute for Cultural Advancement (ICA), a multi-tiered professional development program for cultural organizations, arts educators and creative professionals – the first of its kind in Palm Beach County. The […] Read more »
Posted: July 12, 2018Wednesday, August 8 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach This year, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County will introduce our 2018/2019 co-op advertising packages at a special advertising forum. Organizations will have the opportunity to browse a variety of local and national media outlets, participate in breakout sessions with […] Read more »
The Cultural Council Partners With the Devos Institute of Arts Management to Offer Free Training and Consultation
Posted: May 25, 2018updated June 11, 2018 The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland are pleased to announce the launch of a year-long training and consultation program for up to 10 cultural non-profits in Palm Beach County. Building on the Council’s robust history of professional development […] Read more »