Institute for Cultural Advancement

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Cultural Council for Palm Beach County

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Generously sponsored by The Donald M. Ephraim Cultural Leadership Fund through the Donald M. Ephraim Family Foundation, the Institute for Cultural Advancement (ICA) is the Cultural Council’s signature, multitiered professional development program for cultural organizations and creative professionals.

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Thank you to those who attended the Arts & Tourism Summit on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in August 2021 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. With over 150 professionals from the arts and tourism industries in attendance, the two-day event was a tremendous success.

The keynote presentations from both days are now available to view below:


A Survey of Platforms for Hosting Virtual Events

Recorded: September 3, 4 p.m.

Migrating to virtual platforms can be complicated. Unsure of what’s involved? Our featured speakers will explain the types of virtual events they’ve been able to produce throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and will describe the digital platforms, budgetary impact, programming challenges, and results they’ve achieved along with providing excerpts, highlights, and behind-the-scenes stories.

Featured Speakers:

  • Sue Ellen Beryl, Palm Beach Dramaworks
  • Fatima Nejame, Palm Beach Photographic Centre
  • Holly Stewart, Young Singers of the Palm Beaches

Watch the full presentation here.

Strategies for Selling Art Online

Recorded: August 13, 4 p.m.

Eager to sell your artwork online? COVID-19 has forced many organizations and creative professionals to reconsider art sales strategies. Join panelists Janeen Mason, Trina Slade-Burks, and Petrina Easton for a focused 30-minute discussion about selling art virtually, followed by a lively Q&A session.

Topics include: finding your market (what to sell and how), social media and online sales platforms, DIY vs. working with an online gallerist, and tips for cultivating collectors.

Watch the full webinar or download the presentation here.

Nicole Janok and Josh Schoenfelder, Sharp Think
In these unprecedented times, it’s crucial to stay relevant, remain true to your organization’s mission and communicate clearly with your audiences. Join the Cultural Council’s PR agency, Sharp Think, for this free webinar on creative PR and marketing strategies. Topics include current trends, pitch and story angles, best practices, and how to make these tips work for your organization during the COVID-19 crisis.

Watch the full webinar here or download the presentation.

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