The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County believes that a strong arts and cultural sector actively contributes to the economic vitality and is central to a strong quality of life of the community. The global pandemic, COVID-19, threatens the stability of our economy and our way of life. In response, the Cultural Council created the PALM BEACH COUNTY ARTIST RELIEF FUND to support Palm Beach County creative professionals (artists in music, theatre, dance, literature, and the visual arts) whose creative work has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grant amounts are available at $500, $250, and $100.
ARTIST RELIEF FUND grants are available for eligible applications with no set deadline beginning April 6, 2020. Eligible artists are limited to one ARTIST RELIEF FUND grant. The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County is committed to funding as many affected artists as possible and will allocate $10,000 of funds awarded to the Cultural Council by the Great Charity Challenge 2020 toward these grants, with additional dollars generated through an online fundraising campaign. The ARTIST RELIEF FUND will continue as long as funds are available.