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 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Grants Calendar
• Required Logos and Usage Guidelines for Grantees
• Grants Program Review Panel Nomination Form
• Grant Application FAQs
• Council-approved Co-Op Advertising Packages
Grant Programs for Organizations
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
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)
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.
Other Funding Opportunities for Cultural Organizations
The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties is a valuable resource for grant seekers in the cultural community.
Area Organizations to Host First-Ever Arts & Tourism Summit on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI)
Cultural Council for Palm Beach County
Posted: July 28, 2021The 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
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 »
Category B and CII Grant Applications Are Now Open for FY 2019-20
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 »
Cultural Council of Palm Beach County Launches Institute for Cultural Advancement
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 »
Advertising Marketplace: Build Your FY19 Marketing Plans With Our Media Partners
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 »
Grant Training Workshop
Posted: April 18, 2018This 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 »
Category CI Application Training for Round 2, FY 2017/2018
Posted: July 26, 2017If you are interested in applying for a Category CI grant for programs or events taking place after January 2018 for the remainder of the Fiscal Year (through September 2018), please register for our Application Training webinar scheduled for Friday, September 22 at 10:00 am: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1725664092511733506 Details about the program can be found here on […] Read more »