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

 

Palm Beach County Cultural Resiliency Fund

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.

Due to circumstances beyond the Cultural Council’s control, the Cultural Resiliency Fund guidelines and application materials, set to be released on October 16, will instead be released on Monday, October 26. We apologize for this delay.



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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