Arts, Culture, and Humanities
Champion. Engage. Grow. Fulfilling the need for arts and cultural experiences in Palm Beach County.
Mr. David Lawrence
601 Lake Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33460 USA
Arts, Culture, Advocacy, Education
Arts Council/Agency (A26)
Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (A12)
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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?
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County Funded Programs
The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County administers three county-funded grant programs that are supported by hotel tax revenue or the county’s ad valorem fund. The Tourist Development Fund for Major Institutions and the Tourist Development Fund for Mid-Sized Institutions are funded by county hotel tax revenue to help organizations produce excellent programs and promote their work in and beyond Palm Beach County. The Tourist Development Fund for Major Institutions provided grants to 22 organizations that received $3,888,000. These organizations produced 29,692 cultural offerings and brought in a total of 3,313,912 attendees, of which 34 percent were out-ofcounty visitors. The Tourist Development Fund for Mid-Sized Institutions allocated $480,600 and provided grants to 14 organizations. These organizations produced 7,748 cultural offerings and attracted 511,310 participants, of which 32 percent were out-of-county visitors. The Cultural Development Fund for Small and Emerging Cultural Organizations allocated a total of $212,500, funded through county ad valorem tax revenue, to support and strengthen art and culture through 34,751 children’s programs and cultural heritage events to 69,541 participants. This fiscal year, the fund provided grants to 32 organizations.
Arts In My Backyard
In 2016, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County began its Arts in My Backyard (AIMBY) program to bring arts and culture to children and families to bring creative activities and modes of exploration cultivated by the arts to enhance child development and healthy social interactions. The program brings the community, arts educators and arts-related programming to the Council headquarters in Downtown Lake Worth. The program also pairs arts educators and their programs with designated schools and afterschool programs in Palm Beach County. The program provides opportunities for youth and families to engage with the visual and performing arts, along with providing exposure for partner cultural organizations to the education community. AIMBY is the Council’s signature arts education program and comprises five branches: Outreach, Field Trips, Afterschool, Early Learners and Family Saturdays. Funded by Celia Lipton Farris and Victor W. Farris Foundation, The Batchelor Foundation, and Jim and Irene Karp.
Palm Beach County Arts Accelerator Program
The Palm Beach County Arts Accelerator is a year-long intensive training and consultation program designed to support up to 10 non-profit cultural organizations in the planning and/or implementation of a catalytic fundraising campaign. The program is designed to support successful applicants in designing a catalytic fundraising campaign – such as a capital campaign, an effort to build an endowment or reserve, a campaign in support of a major anniversary celebration or other landmark event, or a fund to launch significant new programming. The program consists of two group training intensives, tailored one-on-one consultation, and peer-to-peer collaboration. Senior leadership from the DeVos Institute of Arts Management, a national provider of arts management training and consultation, will provide the training and personalized consultation. The program is a collaboration between the Cultural Council and the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland. It is underwritten by a generous gift from Donald M. Ephraim and Maxine Marks for the Donald M. Ephraim Family Foundation, and Suzanne L. Niedland.
Dina Baker Fund for Mature Female Artists
The Dina Baker Fund for Mature Female Artists was established in 2015 to help stabilize and strengthen the careers of female Artists 60 years of age or older who reside and work in Palm Beach County, who have recognizable artistic merit and who are deserving of financial assistance (whether professional, personal or both) to enable them to further their artistic development and achievement. Funds can be used to support professional development, arts related exhibition expenses, equipment, supplies, healthcare costs and/or basic living expenses. The program is underwritten by Dina Gustin Baker.
The Randolph Frank Prize
The mission of the Randolph A. Frank Prize for the Performing Arts is to recognize and reward individual performing artists and dedicated educators who enrich the quality of the performing arts in Palm Beach County, Florida. All established and emerging individuals who regularly perform or engage in performing arts education in Palm Beach County are eligible for consideration. The program is underwritten by Ellis J. and Nancy Parker.
Cultural Expeditions Grant Program
The Cultural Expeditions Program is a funding collaborative that began when Mr. & Mrs Korman established the Berton and Sallie Korman Fund. The William R. Kenan Trust and JP Morgan are also contributors to this Program. 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. This competitive grant program is open to cultural organizations who partner with at least one school and are providing arts education and using the School District’s approved curriculum. The goal of the program is to augment, expand and increase the number of cultural expeditions to students throughout Palm Beach County and is not intended to supplant existing field trips.
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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
as of 8/1/2018
Oxbow Carbon LLC
Korman Residential Properties, Inc.
Kaufman Lynn Construction
Haile, Shaw & Pfaffenberger, P.A.
Economic Council of Palm Beach County
Gil Walsh Interiors
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Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?
Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?
Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?
Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?