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
  • 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 Jan Rodusky at (561) 471-1513 or grants@palmbeachculture.com

Grant Programs

The Cultural Council’s grant programs assist individual artists and organizations of all sizes.


Cultural Tourism Development Fund: Major Institutions (Category B)

Cultural Tourism Development Fund: Major Institutions (Category B)

Funded by bed tax revenues, this program supports major cultural organizations (with annual operating budgets over $1.175M) in their tourism development efforts.



Cultural Tourism Development Fund: Mid-Sized Institutions (Category C-II)

Cultural Tourism Development Fund: Mid-Sized Institutions (Category C-II)

Funded by bed tax revenues, this program supports mid-sized cultural organizations (with annual operating budgets between $200,000 and $1.175M) in their tourism development efforts.



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.



Opportunities for Artists

Opportunities for Artists

The Council also supports local artists through the South Florida Cultural Consortium's Visual and Media Artists Fellowship Program and other awards.



Cultural Expeditions

Cultural Expeditions

The Cultural Expeditions Program provides funding to cultural organizations to partner with Palm Beach County Schools to give students an experience at a cultural venue, event or activity.



power2give

power2give

The Cultural Council hosts this online crowdfunding platform for Palm Beach County, allowing local nonprofit cultural organizations to raise funds for specific projects.



The Capacity Building Project

The Capacity Building Project

Funded by the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust, The Capacity Building Project is a grant program for mid-sized organizations. It’s designed to foster professional practices and growth, and to support Palm Beach County cultural organizations with stable budgets that provide outstanding cultural programming.



PNC Arts Alive

PNC Arts Alive

Funded by the PNC Foundation, PNC Arts Alive is a multi-year, over half million dollar program that challenges visual and performing arts organizations to put forth their best, most original thinking in expanding audience participation and engagement.