Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Call to Artists for Public Art

he Public Art Department at the City of Boynton Beach seeks to commission an artist/artist team to create two murals as a part of the Heart of Boynton Unity Project.
3-15 Images of Relevant Work
Artist Statement
Eligibility Criteria:
Open to Palm Beach County Artists
Professional Experience in Creating Murals
The project is an innovative art collaboration with the community, the city’s local government, and artists to bring awareness to the 100 year period since the passage of ordinance 37, which mandated residential racial segregation in Boynton Beach. Through the creative arts and community dialogue, the project highlights the Heart of Boynton's often overlooked history.
The Unity Project is facilitated through physical enhancements of public art, murals and historic markers that honor individuals, places and events from the passage of the ordinance in 1924 through the present. This project acknowledges our shared collective past and aims to pave a brighter future.
A series of smaller events will lead up to a celebratory festival on February 24, 2024. The events will engage residents in the community to express their voices through poetry, songs, performances and the visual arts.
Artists in Palm Beach County, Florida are encouraged to apply.
The selected artist/art team will receive a $10,000 honorarium ($5,000 per mural).

All reactions:
Michelle Drummond, Emmanuel Gonzales and 3 others


Friday, November 17, 2023

Year of Extraordinary Support

The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County is poised to provide more funding for Palm Beach County’s arts and cultural sector over the next 12 months than it has at any single point in its 46-year history.

It is a Year of Extraordinary Support.

Our Year of Extraordinary Support, or YES!, is the culmination of years of planning and fundraising, guided by our recent sector-wide Cultural Needs Assessment. The Year of Extraordinary Support is a collection of new funding initiatives, grants, and programs for cultural organizations and creative professionals across all disciplines, supported by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council, the Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, as well as other private foundations, and individual philanthropists. With a combined total of nearly $10.6 million in funding, the Year of Extraordinary Support is a bold new initiative for the Cultural Council to provide funding, support, visibility, and opportunity to the arts and cultural community.

      *  ·         Artist Innovation Fellowship - This third round will provide $7,500 grants to 10 artists across all artistic disciplines to allow artists to explore the creation of new works, conduct research, participate in retreats or workshops, study with master artists in their field, or travel to gain new insight and inspiration for new work. Applications are NOW AVAILABLE for the third round. The deadline for submission is December 22, 2023


·         Emerging Artist Prize- Five emerging artists will be paired with Artist Innovation Fellows as mentors and gain access and introductions to cultural organizations, public art professionals and galleries, as well as funding for materials or supplies. The Emerging Artist Prize will officially launch later this year.

·         Arts Administrators of Color Fellowship - The Cultural Council is creating a 10-month fellowship program to amplify new and diverse voices in arts and culture, build a leadership pipeline of arts administrators and graduate students interested in careers in the arts, and provide career enhancement opportunities through a series of workshops, networking, mentoring, and other curricula. Applications will open in the fall of 2024.


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Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Thank you for your gift.

Thank you to the Stacy and Keith Palagye Foundation for providing the gift that will allow us to provide the awards and prize money to the artists in this exhibition. 


Raffle tickets for Anthony Burks’ Original Art

  Anthony Burks Sr. created a Rooted Ground Lion piece adorned with a butterfly at the bottom during the 6th Annual Art + Stroll Business fo...