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 grants@palmbeachculture.com

Grant Programs for Organizations

 


Tourist Development Fund for Cultural Tourism - Category B

Tourist Development Fund for Cultural Tourism - Category B

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.



Tourist Development Fund for Cultural Marketing - Category CII

Tourist Development Fund for Cultural Marketing - Category CII

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.



Cultural Development Fund: Small or Emerging Organizations (Category C‑I)

Cultural Development Fund: Small or Emerging Organizations (Category C‑I)

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.



Debra Yates and Dina Baker

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.

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Grants News

Area Organizations to Host First-Ever Arts & Tourism Summit on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI)

Arts & Tourism Summit on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Cultural Council for Palm Beach County

Posted: July 28, 2021
The event, organized by the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County and Discover The Palm Beaches, is designed to provide tools and resources to local professionals in the cultural and tourism sectors Lake Worth Beach, Fla. (July 28, 2021) – The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County (CCPBC) and Discover The Palm Beaches (DTPB) are […] Read more »

Palm Beach County CARES Restart Business Grants Program Resumes

Palm Beach County CARES Restart Business Program

Posted: September 24, 2020
The 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 »

Category B and CII Grant Applications Are Now Open for FY 2019-20

Posted: March 11, 2019
The 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 »

2018-2019 Co-op Advertising Packages

2018-2019 co-op example

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 »

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County Launches Institute for Cultural Advancement

Institute for Cultural Advancement

Posted: October 14, 2018
Professional 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 »

Advertising Marketplace: Build Your FY19 Marketing Plans With Our Media Partners

stock photo - media

Posted: July 12, 2018
Wednesday, 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

Devos Institute of Arts Management

Posted: May 25, 2018
updated 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 »

Grant Training Workshop

Grant Training Workshop - Center for Creative Education

Posted: April 18, 2018
This advanced workshop has been developed to help grant writers and program staff get on the same page – to collect data required by funders without burdening program staff, to properly budget for program expenses and for program staff to spend grant money on the correct things by the correct deadline for funder reporting. Each […] Read more »