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


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.



Opportunities for Artists

Opportunities for Artists

The Council also supports local artists through the Dina Baker Fund for Mature Female Artists, the South Florida Cultural Consortium's Visual and Media Artists Fellowship Program and other awards.



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.



Palm Beach County Arts Accelerator

Palm Beach County Arts Accelerator

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland recently announced the launch of a year-long training and consultation program for 10 cultural nonprofits in Palm Beach County.