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Cultural Council of Palm Beach County annual report October 1, 2011 – September 30, 2012











FINANCIALS Statement of Activities




IT’S A NEW DAY Marketing


ENGAGING OUR COMMUNITY Membership and Special Events


DONORS Thanking Our Supporters

On the Cover: Middle image: Brantley Photography


MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN Whenever I walk into the Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building, I am reminded of the power of philanthropy. We are fortunate to live in a place where contributions made by generous private individuals, companies and foundations have changed the face of our community. Such is the case with our new headquarters in Lake Worth. The Cultural Council’s long-time search for a permanent home began to be realized, of course, when Mary Montgomery and the Montgomery family made the decision to donate this wonderful facility to us. Their magnificent gesture was followed by many, many others – and with each gift, we moved closer to this goal. Our new headquarters stands as a tribute to every contributor who supported our capital campaign. We are profoundly grateful for your generosity and we can assure you that the investment you made is paying dividends every day as the Cultural Council achieves its goals in strengthening cultural organizations, serving local artists and encouraging arts education programs. Thank you for sharing our vision and helping us increase our ability to serve our constituency.

Berton E. Korman Chairman

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT & CEO As we look back on 2012, we have to consider it to be one of the most momentous years in the Cultural Council’s history. It’s not often that an organization can celebrate a milestone as important as the one we experienced when we opened the doors to the Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building. It is so gratifying to see the building being utilized in the ways we had hoped and expected. We’ve expanded our services to professional artists and hosted exhibitions to showcase the remarkable creativity that exists in Palm Beach County. We opened our Cultural Information Center and Uniquely Palm Beach Store – both of which benefit visitors and residents alike. And we’re helping to add vibrancy to downtown Lake Worth – a city that has welcomed us with open arms. We are incredibly proud of what we have achieved in the past year. I would like to extend a special word of thanks to the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, the City of Lake Worth and the other public partners who helped make it possible for us to reach this point. We are grateful to everyone who has joined us on this journey and look forward to sharing many more milestones with you in the years ahead.

Rena Blades President and CEO

MISSION: The Palm Beach County Cultural Council, a community-based organization, enhances the quality of life by creating a cultural destination through support, education and promotion of arts and culture within Palm Beach County. 2012 cultural council annual report




Young Singers of the Palm Beaches

LEVERAGING OUR RESOURCES In an area proudly known as Florida’s Cultural Capital®, Palm Beach County’s cultural community represents a rich bounty of creativity and ideas. From elaborate mainstage productions to intimate encounters between a patron and a work of art to innovative learning experiences in the classroom, the county overflows with opportunities to experience art and culture in daily life. One of the primary ways in which the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County makes an impact in the community is through its grant programs. By strategically providing funds to cultural organizations and individual artists who meet specific criteria, the Council enhances the recipients’ ability to achieve their goals – and advance their art. Over the past year, the Grants Department administered seven grant programs to 75 cultural organizations and individual artists with awards totaling $2,603,762. Funding for these programs came from several sources including Palm Beach County bed tax revenue, ad valorem dollars, Florida “State of the Arts” license plate revenue, corporate philanthropy and private donors.

Government Funded Programs The Cultural Tourism Development Fund grant programs are supported by county bed tax revenue. These grants help recipients to produce culturally excellent programs and market their work in and beyond Palm Beach County. These programs are the Cultural Tourism Development Fund for Major Institutions and the Cultural Tourism Development Fund for Mid-Sized Institutions.


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Cultural Tourism Development Fund for Major Institutions The Cultural Tourism Development Fund for Major Institutions awarded grants totaling $2,064,892 to 19 organizations. These organizations produced 13,654 cultural offerings (performances, classes, exhibitions and the like) and attracted a total of 2,879,654 attendees, of which 40 percent were out-of-county visitors. Several of these major cultural institutions reported significant accomplishments during the year as a direct result of these funds.  Palm Beach Dramaworks experienced an outstanding inaugural season at its new home in downtown West Palm Beach with six mainstage shows, 38,000 visitors, 210 performances and a 36 percent increase subscriptions.  The South Florida Science Museum and Zoological Society of Palm Beach County (Palm Beach Zoo) enjoyed significant increases in attendance by partnering to create the Dual Discovery Pass, which allowed visitors to experience both cultural venues for the price of one ticket.  The Palm Beach Opera led the local industry in digital media by becoming the first to create an iPhone App, which attracted 900


users in its first year. The Opera also uses live event streaming integrating live chat, Twitter, Facebook and other social media to expand its marketing efforts both nationally and internationally.  Delray Beach Center for the Arts (formerly Old School Square Cultural Arts Center) rebranded itself with a new name, logo and website to match its evolution as a multidisciplinary institution.

Cultural Tourism Development Fund for Mid-Sized Institutions The Cultural Tourism Development Fund for Mid-Sized Institutions awarded grants totaling $280,000 to 12 organizations. They produced 7,349 cultural offerings and attracted 908,721 visitors, of which 16 percent were from out of county. These mid-sized cultural organizations experienced success in both programming and marketing:  Palm Beach Historical Society presented a traveling exhibit that introduced over 550,000 visitors and tourists to Palm Beach County.  Expanding and Preserving Our Cultural Heritage (Spady Cultural Heritage Museum) employed an aggressive marketing campaign that increased out-of-county attendance at its annual festival by 23 percent as well as increased ridership of its Historical Trolley Tour by 16 percent.  Young Singers of the Palm Beaches performed to a sold-out crowd at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and increased ticket sales by 25 percent.

Cultural Development Fund for Small and Emerging Cultural Organizations The Cultural Development Fund for Small and Emerging Cultural Organizations, funded through ad valorem tax revenue, supports and strengthens art and culture through children’s programs and cultural heritage events. This past year, 26 organizations received $180,000. These organizations produced 21,003 cultural offerings and attracted 104,207 residents to their events. The Small and Emerging Cultural Organizations reported the following achievements:  Delray Beach Chorale celebrated its 30th anniversary, hired a new director and experienced a season of sold-out performances.  Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park created a natural science curriculum for the Palm Beach County School District that received 50 out of 50 points for district-approved curriculum. The same curriculum was introduced to 3,668 students across the district, who increased their comprehension by 20 percent.

 Florida Classical Ballet Theatre expanded its cultural diversity by traveling to Cuba to perform seven shows in three different cities.

Privately Funded Programs Through the Grants Department, the Council continues to expand its grantmaking efforts by partnering with corporations, private foundations and individual donors to fund cultural organizations in areas of capacity building, arts education and professional artists.  SmARTBiz is a grant program created through a collaboration between the Council and PNC Bank. The mission of the SmARTBiz grant program is based on the philosophy that “Good Arts in a Community = Good Quality of Life = Strong Business Development” and directly builds the capacity of local organizations to support cultural endeavors. The program has two components – grantmaking to build capacity within cultural organizations; and professional development for leaders and professionals working in the cultural industry. This past year, the SmARTBiz Committee approved grant awards totaling $40,370 to nine cultural organizations to improve effectiveness and/or increase efficiency and provided 180 people with professional development training.  Full STEAM Ahead is the Council’s newest arts education program. Through generous funding from the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, the Council partnered with Arthur Marshall Foundation, Jurassic Parts, Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, Resource Depot, The Zoological Society of Palm Beach County and a teaching artist to integrate the arts into the science curriculum for every student at Pioneer Park Elementary School, a Title I school in Belle Glade. This program marks the first time the Council facilitated arts integration in an entire school. The funds, totaling $22,000, supported in-class lessons as well as field trips, teacher professional development, a culminating event and a program evaluation.  The Hector Ubertalli Award for Visual Artists was awarded to Carol Prusa. She received $2,500 to recognize her excellence in artistic expression, composition and creativity. Prusa is an award-winning visual artist whose works have been exhibited at leading museums around the world.  The South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists offers the largest regional, government-sponsored artists’ grants in the United States, awarding $15,000 and $7,500 fellowships to resident visual and media artists from the counties of Palm Beach, Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, and Monroe. This year, Palm Beach County artist Phillip Estlund was awarded a $15,000 grant. Estlund, a sculptor and painter, was born in Athens, Greece, and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore. Estlund has exhibited extensively in national and international museums and galleries. Additionally, he has been featured in many publications including The New Yorker, Folio Weekly, Boca Raton Magazine, Baltimore Magazine and art&culture magazine. Since its establishment in 1988, the Consortium has awarded close to $2 million in fellowships to over 200 artists.

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Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Inc. $84,078 The Marinelife Center promotes conservation of Florida’s coastal ecosystem through education, research and rehabilitation with an emphasis on sea turtles. Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Inc. $127,170 The Maltz is a state-of-the-art premier regional theater whose mission is to entertain, educate and inspire our community. The Morikami, Inc. $99,155 The only museum in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to Japanese humanities, the Morikami offers the Japanese Gardens and Bonsai Collection in addition to several exhibits and festivals.

Armory Art Center

Cultural Tourism Development Fund: Major Institutions – supports programs of major cultural organizations that attract visitors and serve residents; 19 organizations were awarded $2,064,892. Armory Art Center, Inc. $ 94,423 The Armory is a visual arts education and exhibition center providing opportunities for individual growth, self-expression and increased awareness and appreciation of the arts. Boca Raton Museum of Art, Inc. $151,313 The museum’s mission is to enhance the appreciation and understanding of visual arts by enriching lives of visitors and residents. Centre for the Arts at Mizner Park, Inc. $76,499 The Centre for the Arts is dedicated to creating a cultural heart in south Palm Beach County and presents the annual Festival of the Arts BOCA, which features classical music, jazz and literature. FAU Foundation, Inc. Dorothy Schmidt College of Arts & Letters $80,129 The college’s mission includes community outreach, contributing to the intellectual and creative enrichment of Palm Beach County through music, theater, visual arts, films, literature and symposia at no or modest costs. Henry Morrison Flagler Museum $128,514 The Flagler Museum, a National Historic Landmark, is a nationally accredited museum that interprets the Whitehall estate through guided tours, permanent exhibits, ongoing conservation work and awardwinning printed materials. The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. $156,797 As a presenter, the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts has set the standard for excellence in the region, enabling Palm Beach County to become an integral part of the routing of major attractions and artists in the southeast United States.



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Norton Museum of Art, Inc. $148,409 The Norton is internationally known for its distinguished permanent collection featuring European, American and Chinese art as well as contemporary art and photography. Old School Square, Inc. $95,713 Old School Square (now known as the Delray Beach Center for the Arts) is a multi-use facility that features more than 55 events between its Cornell Museum, Crest Theatre and outdoor pavilion programs. Palm Beach Dramaworks, Inc. $63,903 This award-winning theater has seen tremendous growth in its short nine-year history of producing seldom-seen and timeless works that engage South Florida audiences. Palm Beach Opera, Inc. $120,448 The Palm Beach Opera features a four-opera season with international artists and superior quality productions, a gala performance and the Annual Vocal Competition. Palm Beach Photographic Center, Inc. $100,015 The Photographic Center presents year-round exhibitions in its museum gallery, 25 master photography workshops, 75 digital imaging computer workshops and ongoing community education programs. Palm Beach Pops, Inc. $105,530 In 2012, the Pops presented 36 concerts celebrating some of the American Songbook’s best composers to an estimated 60,000 visitors, of which 16,000 were out-of-town guests. Palm Beach State College $69,623 The 2012 Theatre Professional and Guest Artist Series was designed to serve a broad base of constituents by offering quality and affordable live performing arts experiences in the Duncan Theatre and Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center and to engage diverse members of the community in extended arts education. South Florida Science Museum, Inc. $95,713 The Science Museum excites curiosity and furthers the understanding and appreciation of science and technology.



SunFest of Palm Beach County, Inc. $119,373 Florida’s largest music, art and waterfront festival annually attracts more than 250,000 visitors.

Lake Worth Playhouse, Inc. $27,463 The playhouse produces a full season of plays, musicals and other activities on the stage of its historic facility in downtown Lake Worth.

The Zoological Society of the Palm Beaches, Inc. $148,087 The Palm Beach Zoo is nationally accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and has been named one of the “Top Ten Zoos in the USA” by TripAdvisor.

Lighthouse ArtCenter, Inc. $26,362 The ArtCenter provides a bridge to the visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions, cultural programming, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities.



Cultural Development Fund: Mid-sized Institutions Boca Ballet Theatre Company $26,607 Boca Ballet is among the 10 largest dance companies in Florida and one of the most respected civic ballet companies in the nation. Boca Raton Historical Society $27,279 The society collects, preserves and presents artifacts relating to Boca Raton history and maintains a visible role in education and advocacy of historic preservation in the community. Expanding and Preserving Our Cultural Heritage, Inc. $22,498 EPOCH presents the annual Living Heritage Festival by the Renaissance Park Tradition Bearers, who recapture the way southern rural African-Americans lived in the early 20th century. Historical Society of Palm Beach County $ 27,830 The society provides cultural exhibits, in-school outreach, group and student tours, museum programming, lectures and themed special events.

Loxahatchee River Historical Society, Inc. $28,747 Programs include guided tours of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, the museum and exhibits. Lynn University, Inc. Conservatory of Music $27,585 Lynn University presents more than 60 concerts through its Conservatory of Music, reaching more than 23,000 adults, youth and visitors. Palm Beach Poetry Festival, Inc. $9,583 The Poetry Festival fosters writing, reading, performance and appreciation of poetry by presenting an annual poetry festival and other poetry events in Palm Beach County, making it a nationally recognized learning opportunity for writers of poetry. Street Beat, Inc. $18,503 Street Beat provides out-of-school arts programs for all school-age youth living in South Bay and surrounding areas in the evenings and during school breaks. Street Painting Festival $10,569 The annual two-day festival attracts more than 100,000 people to downtown Lake Worth. The streets are transformed into a temporary art gallery where street painters use pastel chalks with the asphalt as their canvas to create large-scale original art. Young Singers of the Palm Beaches $26,974 Young Singers offers a choral music education program to all children of Palm Beach County in grades 3 through 12 without regard to cultural, racial, educational, religious or economic background. TOTAL


Cultural Development Fund for Small and Emerging Cultural Organizations Aequalis d/b/a/ Core Ensemble $9,298 The Harlem Renaissance Celebration project created a series of cultural programs in Palm Beach County designed to engage youth and adults in diverse cultural and educational activities. Alzheimer’s Community Care $6,307 Alzheimer’s Community Care provides musical therapy to patients and their families and creates original songs about the patient’s life. Approximately 150 individuals participate in the program. Street Beat

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AAN I N D I V I D U AG L R AW R DTS S BY GRANT PROGRAM Arthur R. Marshall Foundation and Florida Environmental Institute, Inc. $9,216 After five successful years of implementing The Everglades through the Eyes of the Children as a photography-based program, the Foundation incorporated additional artistic and educational elements into the next time-tested environmental activity. ArtStart, Inc. $2,760 ArtStart provides educational opportunities in the arts combining art history and hands-on group activities for children in the Latin American Immigrant and Refugee Organization (LAIRO) after-school enrichment program.

Children’s Museum, Inc. $8,931 FACES: Celebrating Florida Culture through the Arts continues to provide cultural exchanges with Palm Beach County residents and visitors within the Boca Raton-based museum. Children’s Place at HomeSafe, Inc. $4,764 The organization implemented Arts Away, an artist-in-residence program designed for children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. Delray Beach Chorale $2,848 The chorale has drawn talented amateur singers throughout South Florida to present choral masterworks from the Renaissance, baroque, classic, romantic and contemporary music eras enhanced by a professional orchestra. Delta Heritage Foundation $5,670 The group provides ongoing opportunities for youth, adults and senior citizens of various ethnic backgrounds, particularly those from historically underserved populations to participate in cultural activities. Florida Classical Ballet Theatre $8,830 By partnering with the Palm Beach County Library System, the Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition and the Cultural Council, FCBT launched the Ballet by the Book program in 2012 with the objective to incorporate reading and art through dance. For the Children, Inc. $5,466 Funds are used to promote the enrichment program targeting the educational, social and recreational needs of underserved children living in Lake Worth.

Palm Beach County artists at the Milagro Center work with youth.

Audubon Society of the Everglades, Inc. $6,226 The Everglades Day Festival is a free annual, family-friendly event that expands the understanding and appreciation of the Everglades system and the Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge. Blue Planet International Explorers Bazaar & Writers Room $3,187 Founded in 2008 by two writer/educators, Blue Planet inspires students to write, gives them skills to write well and offers them fun and effective ways to see their writing come to life. Boca Raton Community Chorus d/b/a The Boca Raton Singers $5,385 The Boca Raton Community Chorus performs concerts annually that attract audiences of all ages with a mix of early music, American classics, songs from around the world and Broadway selections. Caribbean American for Community Involvement in Florida, Inc. $5,764 This multicultural organization promotes events that provide opportunities for all citizens (students, adults and seniors) of multicultural and ethnic backgrounds.



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Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park $8,687 The park attracts up to 110,000 visitors annually of which 10,000 are children and 3,000 K-12 students participate in its educational programs. Hispano-Latino Cultural Alliance, Inc. $5,398 The Cultural Alliance presents its Cinco de Mayo Festival at Old School Square in Delray Beach and showcases the Hispano-Latino community’s cultural heritage. Inspirit, Inc. $6,307 Inspirit coordinates music and live entertainment for individuals who either reside in an institution or are attending some type of day program. JCC of the Greater Palm Beaches $8,748 JCC of the greater Palm Beaches promotes the annual Jewish Film Festival, which provides the community with independent and international films that are not shown in local and mainstream theaters. Martin Luther King Jr. Coordinating Committee of West Palm Beach, Inc. $5,832 The committee coordinates various activities to celebrate Dr. King’s work and birthday, including the “I Have A Dream” Health and Safety



Fair, Gospelfest, Peace Camp and the MLK Scholarship Awards Breakfast. Masterworks Chorus, Inc. $2,631 The Chorus presented its 34th annual Messiah Sing-Along in December 2012 along with several choral performances for its members and the public in Palm Beach County. Milagro Foundation, Inc. $8,972 The center provides educational and art programs to disadvantaged children. Its core program STARS (Standing Together to Achieve Recognition and Success) is a multi-faceted after-school and summer cultural arts program for at risk children. Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition $9,645 The organization promotes the annual “Read Together Palm Beach County” campaign, which encourages residents of diverse ethnic, social, educational and economic backgrounds to read and openly discuss the same book over the same period of time.

Centre for the Arts at Mizner Park, Inc. $3,000 The Centre for the Arts redesigned its website, Facebook page and other internet-based systems. Historical Society of Palm Beach County $4,000 The Historical Society conducted board development with an outside consultant. Loggerhead Marinelife Center $4,770 The Loggerhead Marinelife Center used the funds to train staff on complex fundraising software. Palm Beach Photographic Centre $5,000 The Palm Beach Photographic Centre hired a consultant to help develop a marketing and communications plan. Puppetry Arts Center of the Palm Beaches $5,000 The Puppetry Arts Center hired a consultant to conduct strategic planning, publish donor materials and upgrade fundraising software.

Philippine American Society, Inc. $5,615 The society was formed in 1999 to promote coalition and collaboration among Philippine-Americans and other nationalities, locally and nationally.

Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center $5,000 The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum purchased software to integrate development, membership, admissions, ticketing, group sales, field trips and gift store sales.

Pine Jog Environmental Education Center Florida Atlantic University $8,870 The School Yard Science Program enhances learning in language arts, science, social studies and other basic content areas through the use of environmental themes.

The Children’s Museum, Inc. $5,000 The Children’s Museum purchased a point-of-sale system and upgraded its server. TOTAL


Resource Depot, Inc. $6,022 The Resource Depot collects reusable materials and offers them free to the community. The organization offers off-site and on-site arts education workshops to teachers, parents and children on how the material can be used to create works of art. Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center $9,135 Founded by the Boynton Cultural Center, the organization provides educational programs to encourage children and families to learn about South Florida’s historical, cultural and environmental offerings. VSA Florida – PBC $9,486 VSA Florida provides educational opportunities through the arts for people with special needs by offering ongoing programs, special events and resource referral services. TOTAL


SmARTBiz Grants Arthur R. Marshall Foundation $5,000 Arthur Marshall purchased new donor software that integrates donors, members and volunteer services. Artists Showcase of the Palm Beaches, Inc. $3,600 Artists Showcase purchased new computer and office equipment. Loggerhead Marinelife Center

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PLANTING THE SEEDS The Cultural Council’s Department of Arts and Cultural Education is committed to its role of providing opportunities for arts educators to convene, advocate and learn in order to ensure that arts and culture are a part of every child’s life – with a long-term goal of creating tomorrow’s artists, audiences and donors. Whether arts education manifests itself in a classroom, on a field trip, at a summer camp or in countless other ways, the Cultural Council is steadfastly committed to ensuring that such experiences continue to be available for children in Palm Beach County. A report in the Arts Research Monitor examines the relationship between childhood arts experiences and adult arts participation. Based on a survey of 13,500 adults who were asked to recall their childhood arts experience, the report found that “…being exposed to arts and cultural events encouraged them to participate in arts and cultural activities when growing up.” This is right in line with the Council’s goal to foster in children the development of a life-long interest and active relationship with the arts and cultural community. The Council’s ACTS (Art and Culture of Teaching Science) Committee, which is composed of nonprofit science-based organizations, applied for and received a grant from the Community Foundation for

Palm Beach and Martin Counties to bring arts integration through science to Pioneer Park Elementary School. As a result of this group’s first grant, the Cultural Council applied for and received a larger threeyear pilot grant titled “Full STEAM Ahead” from the Community Foundation to continue to fund the initial work associated with weekly arts-integrated science programming at Pioneer Park Elementary School. In the process, ACTS changed its name to RISE (Resources in Science Education). The Council compiled and printed 12,000 brochures explaining how to access its annual online Educational Guide to Art and Culture in Palm Beach County, now in its seventh edition. These brochures were distributed to public, private, charter and home-school students as well as after-school programs. The guide, which is available on the Cultural Council’s website, contains vital information about arts education programs at 60 nonprofit cultural organizations. Many pro-

Access the 2012-13 Educational Guide to Art and Culture in Palm Beach County online, at:



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DNUT ICN A I EOSN PEL A G T TH EEDS grams are free or low-cost and are available through curriculum-based field trips or in-school presentations. Special thanks are due to the Office Depot Foundation for printing the brochures. The brochures directing the educators to the online catalog enable the Council to be more “green,” provide easier access via email, create links that take visitors to the cultural organizations’ websites, allow the guide to be updated throughout the year and link it to the School District of Palm Beach County’s arts education website. Since learning environments are becoming increasingly digital, it is the best way to keep the information current and more accessible. The Council showcased educational programs from many of Palm Beach County’s cultural organizations at the Language and Culture Conference, produced by the Department of Multicultural Education in the School District of Palm Beach County. The organizations attending the conference introduced teachers to many rich resources such as community outreach, lesson plans and field trips. The seventh annual Summer Cultural Guide provided an online resource with information about summer cultural activities for young people offered by many organizations. To promote the guide, many locations offered camp scholarships and membership prizes. This collaboration, organized and marketed by the Cultural Council, introduces parents and their children to arts and cultural organizations in Palm Beach County and provides children unique camp experiences where they can learn and become exposed – often for the first time – to art and culture. The Education Department continued the process of collaborating with “Arts For Learning” in their research to create a Teaching Artists Certification Program. This certification will help ensure quality arts education in classrooms and increase employment opportunities for teaching artists in the five-county area of Monroe, MiamiDade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin. This project is being overseen by the South Florida Cultural Consortium. Cultural Educators meetings, which are facilitated monthly by the Council, offer a discussion platform for a diverse range of topics related to current educational trends. Topics of these meetings included arts education, arts integration, curriculum planning, advocacy, collaboration, going green and expanding audiences through technology.

“The lessons complement the current units of study in the given subject area. The students are fully engaged with hands-on, visual, auditory, multidisciplinary learning…and the children love and enjoy them! “ – Brenda Lee , Teacher Pioneer Park Elementary School

“…My class gets so excited to hear that they are coming and when it’s time for them to leave, my students don’t want them to go. They really learn, enjoy and have fun.” – Suehae Ruiz, Teacher Pioneer Park Elementary School

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The SmARTbiz Summit 2012

RETURN ON INVESTMENT In 2012, the cultural industry in Florida, and especially in Palm Beach County, saw the restoration of some public funding that had been reduced during the preceding year. The consistent efforts by the Cultural Council and others to educate elected officials on the value of a vibrant arts community saw results during this period. The Council was a full participant itself, by investing in its new headquarters in the middle of downtown Lake Worth and anchoring the “Cultural Renaissance” of the city. The Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building provided jobs in the restoration process and additional economic impact by the increase in cultural resources and related spending in the city. The City of Lake Worth and its CRA provided financial incentives and encouragement to allow the Cultural Council to continue the legacy of this building as a place for the arts. The Council spoke on behalf of the city’s vision to restore and build other arts-related infrastructure. This vision included a plan to build live-and-work space for artists within the central core of the city. This year the Council could point to its own facility as a demonstration of the power of the arts to enliven a downtown. Elected officials and others came through the doors following the grand opening and saw the gallery, Uniquely Palm Beach Store and Cultural Information Center, plus offices on the second and third floors. It has given

the Council a visible platform for conversation with government representatives about the measurable economic impact of the arts. And yet people still say “show me the money” to the arts community. They want to see the numbers that justify public investment in art and culture. The Cultural Council helped to build this case by participating in Americans for the Arts’ (AFTA) national study of the economic impact of the non-profit cultural industry, Arts & Economic Prosperity IV™. Having been a partner in the previous study released in 2007, the Council was eager to find out how the industry had fared during 2010, when the most recent study was conducted. The results were extremely positive. In fact, impact actually increased by 20 percent over the previous study due to economic growth and the number of participating organizations. The economic impact of the arts in Palm Beach County was the second highest in the state. “Arts & Economic Prosperity IV™ reveals the vital role played by the nonprofit arts and culture industry in strengthening the nation’s economy,” said Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts. “This study proves that the arts are a key component of

Palm Beach County’s non-profit cultural organizations alone generate approximately $24 million annually in local and state government revenue.



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ADVO T IONN GI N V E S T M E N T R EC T UA RN our nation’s economic recovery and future prosperity and an industry that supports jobs, generates government revenue and sustains local businesses.” This information was shared with more than 200 cultural, business and public leaders at the Cultural Council’s SmARTbiz Summit. Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research and Policy for Americans for the Arts, led the audience through the results and provided comparative national data. Even before receiving this new information, the Cultural Council was a key player in the educational process to advocate for additional investment by the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, which provides grants to arts and cultural organizations across the state. Each year, the Council works one-on-one with legislators to request greater funding. A consistent and well thought-out strategy began locally with the Palm Beach County legislative delegation and continued, under the guidance of the Florida Cultural Alliance, with calls, emails and visits to Tallahassee during the legislative session. The result was a stunning 260-percent increase in state appropriations for art and culture from $2,500,000 in 2011 to $8,980,800 in 2012. Much of the credit and thanks needs to be given to the Palm Beach County delegation, especially the chair and members on the Transportation, Economic Development (TED) Appropriation Subcommittee. With positive state news in hand, it was off to Washington D.C., to meet with Florida Congressional Representatives to encourage increased funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities and arts education. The Council was part of a nine-member Florida delegation that participated in Americans for the Arts’ Arts Advocacy Day in the nation’s capital. Led by Sherron Long, a Palm Beach County resident and executive director of the Florida Cultural Alliance, the delegation visited all 27 Florida Congressional and Senatorial offices. The political climate in Washington, in the middle of the election season, was not responsive to strong advocacy efforts. Attention was mainly paid to cost-cutting and

Local arts and cultural organizations and their audiences support 5,780 full-time equivalent JOBS in the county that provide more than $135 million in household income each year. deficit appropriations. However, the group felt that a small victory was realized with only a $15 million reduction in funding for the arts in the face of constant threats of elimination. At the County level in 2012, the Cultural Council continued its advocacy efforts to ensure that the funding, appropriated the following year at $200,000, would not be reduced or eliminated in the current year. Due to the Council’s excellent relationships with the county administration and Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners (BCC), the Council was successful in maintaining funding for small and emerging groups. The Council was grateful for the many years of local support given by County administration and the BCC. The very positive relationship with County government that the Council enjoys continues to allow the industry to grow and expand its outreach. The Council continued to work collaboratively with the South Florida Cultural Consortium on regional economic development, arts education and advocacy issues. Council staff members continued their roles on the boards of the Florida Cultural Alliance and South Arts, a consortium of all nine southern states focused on arts education, economic development and creative industry research. Council representatives were called upon as “thought leaders” on a number of topics at national and regional conferences and meetings and were invited to speak at local civic and social organizations. All told, the Cultural Council’s advocacy efforts continued to engender greater awareness of the value, economic impact and societal benefits of arts and culture.

Bill Nix and Rena Blades of the Cultural Council with County Commissioner Shelley Vana

The economic impact of nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and their audiences in Palm Beach County total a quarter of a BILLION dollars annually.

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STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES 2012 Revenues and Other Support: Grants: PBC Category B Grant Program PBC Category CI & CII Grant State of FL License Plate Other Grant Income Tourist Development Council State of FL DCA


$ 2,064,892 460,182 40,395 70,000 955,318 9,642


1,612,472 222,600 44,591 60,000 804,351 5,410


185,000 108,180 89,295 835,611 1,815 53,890 213,658 $ 5,087,878


157,500 129,126 87,500 918,946 3,935 33,148 186,504 4,266,083

Expense: Grant Distribution Personnel Marketing Service Advocacy Education Grants Adminstration Development Building costs and depreciation Return of funds to FL DCA In Kind Expenses Total Expense

$ 2,528,482 1,095,295 404,294 279,175 8,315 13,833 55,674 18,718 67,309 109,753 480,000* 206,367 $ 5,267,215



1,933,319 1,037,943 264,247 186,486 9,082 27,639 57,529 58,758 74,748 — — 174,694 3,824,445

Increase (decrease) in net assets

$ (179,337)



Other Support: Board Annual Contributions Membership Foundations Sponsorships/Contributions Investment Income Other Income In Kind Program Support Total Revenues and Other Support


*one time for return of funds

Visitors view original works in a Solo Exhibition by Alyssa di Edwardo



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Palm Beach County Artist Anthony Burks discusses his works on display in PBC:ART

For fiscal year 2012 the Cultural Council's revenues grew by 19 percent over the previous year. Net assets reflect a decrease of 5 percent over the prior year, primarily due to the return of funds related to a state matching grant, necessary to reposition the Council's financial structure. As in prior years, the Cultural Council received a clean and unqualified audit opinion.

F I N AFN IA I NC AN CIL A LSS STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION 2012 ASSETS Current Assets: Cash and cash equivalents Receivables Investments Prepaid expenses Total Current Assets

$ 268,656 443,859 12,754 725,269

$ 138,851 242,196 33,276 26,205 440,528

736,168 500,918 160,005 142,320 2,749,229

443,042 1,207,000 200,006 73,595 2,366,046

$ 5,013,909

$ 4,730,217



Pledges Receivable Long-term investments Note Receivable Furniture and equipment, net Montgomery Building Total Assets LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS Current Liabilities: Accounts payable Accrued expenses Grants payable Line of credit Note payable Deferred revenue Total Current Liabilities

2012 Revenue 4%


10,716 30,979 43,846 100,000 125,000 17,754 328,295

13,584 212,420 — 100,000 60,000 29,263 415,267

Long Term Liabilities: Note payable Total Long Term Liabilities

1,250,000 1,250,000

700,000 700,000






Total Liabilities and Net Assets

2012 Expense






21% 19%


Grant Revenue Tourist Development Council Memberships Foundations, Gifts, Other In-Kind







Grant Distribution Grants Management Advocacy Service Development In Kind Building & Depreciation Personnel Marketing Education


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Members of the Leadership Palm Beach County Class of 2011/12 and arts leaders who worked on the Council’s “Artists’ Needs Assesment”

ARTISTS COMING TOGETHER One of the strongest motivations for the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County to find a permanent home was the recognition that it could – and indeed, should – do more for individual artists in the community.

In the past, a lack of space limited the organization’s ability to offer services to artists. But with the advent of the Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building, everything changed. In the area of Artist Services, the Cultural Council began the year with the completion of its Artists’ Needs Assessment, a study conducted with the assistance of Leadership Palm Beach County, to determine the needs of artists in the area. In November 2011, nearly 350 artists responded through an online survey as well as four artist conversations held throughout the county. A 55-page report detailed the results and also offered the Council nine suggestions derived from the study. This report is being utilized as a tool for future planning for Artist Services and it was presented to constituents and participants in the study in May 2012. One of the most important benefits of the Cultural Council’s move to Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building is the ability to present exhibitions – an option that did not exist previously. The first year in the



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new space featured a busy schedule. When the Council opened its doors to the public in January 2012, the first exhibition presented in its new galleries was Foundations, which showcased 17 of the Palm Beach County winners of the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists from the last 23 years. The second exhibition, PBC:ART, exposed the gallery to all professional artists living in the county, allowing them to submit up to three works to be juried by local art experts. Of the almost 150 artists and 400 artworks submitted, the discerning jury chose 22 artists and 26 artworks, which represented the artistic talent of the county quite succinctly. The third show, Continuum, offered the opportunity to examine works of 10 current graduate candidates in Florida Atlantic University’s Master of Fine Arts Visual Arts program alongside 10 of its graduates who continue to work and live in Palm Beach County. The

A R T I S TCSO MSI NE GR TVOIGCE TEHSE R graduate candidates worked with the Council staff to curate, install and promote alumni work alongside their own to celebrate the 10th anniversary of FAU’s MFA program. This exhibition also saw the first of two performance art pieces presented at the closing reception. The fourth exhibition, Tom Otterness, brought 37 sculptures and works on paper from the renowned artist’s studio in Brooklyn to Lake Worth. Varying in media, size and style, Otterness’ artwork in the exhibition illustrated his creative process and range as an artist from 1978-1995. In the early 1980s, Otterness was commissioned by thenowner J. Patrick Lannan, Jr. to create a frieze, Battle of the Sexes, which is permanently installed in the lobby. Concurrently with its exhibitions, the Council offered various programs to complement each show. During Continuum, four artist-led tours and two artist presentations attracted 102 patrons. A series of solo exhibitions presented opportunities for artists to showcase their artwork in the Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Gallery. To date these solo exhibitions – which can be difficult for some artists to secure – have featured nine local artists and 81 works. The Council began offering monthly meetings inviting professional artists to network with one another. Each meeting begins with an invited speaker; topics have ranged from photographing one’s work to marketing strategies for individual artists. These sessions provide a great opportunity for artists to not only get to know one another but to also learn ways to better promote themselves. The Uniquely Palm Beach Store in the Montgomery Building consigns work from artists, artisans and authors, as well as showcases the cultural organizations the Council supports. A portion of all sales benefits programs for artists. To date, more than 1,400 items from almost 70 consignors have been available for sale. The Council also hosted two trunk shows that were quite popular during the holiday season with more than 100 people attending and sales that exceeded expectations.

Council gallery, Foundations exhibition

Palm Beach County Artist Walter Hnatysh, Foundations

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The Cultural Council distributes information on behalf of hundreds of arts and cultural organizations.

IT’S A NEW DAY If the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County wanted to characterize the year 2012 in just one word, that word would most likely be NEW. In fact, there were very few things about the Council that weren’t new. Start with the name. For two decades, the organization was known as the Palm Beach County Cultural Council. Last summer, following an exhaustive process spearheaded by a task force of the Board of Directors, the new “Cultural Council of Palm Beach County” brand name was introduced along with a new logo and a new tagline – “The New Face of Culture in Palm Beach County.” But that’s not all that was new. At the beginning of the year, the Council opened the doors of its new headquarters, the Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building in downtown Lake Worth. In the aggregate, the marketing team had a new name, a new look, a new logo and a new address to promote as well as new programs for the professional artist community, new galleries for changing exhibitions and numerous new opportunities to invite residents and visitors to experience Palm Beach County. It made sense to create a buzz about the newest chapter in the history of the Cultural Council and its new venue. The building enabled the Council to open its long-awaited Cultural Information Center, where visitors can get a glimpse of the artistic, cultural, historical

and nature-based experiences awaiting them. Another innovation was the Uniquely Palm Beach Store, where items made by Palm Beach County artists and organizations are available for purchase. With the beginning of the year, and with a new destination for residents and visitors, the Council began a series of activities to showcase its headquarters. The marketing team created many print and on-line advertisements, email blasts and collateral materials to depict the excitement of this destination. Print and on-line promotions signaled that Palm Beach County was the “Gateway to Culture.” Public relations and social media channels were used to build the brand promise that Palm Beach County was indeed “Florida’s Cultural Capital®.” Throughout the year, attention was drawn to the many adventures and experiences awaiting residents and visitors. Separate promotions for theaters, festivals, museums, exhibitions and musical performances were created through integrated marketing channels and media. Internet and broadcast media began to take notice and several news reports were taped at the Montgomery Building. Other media noticed, as well; the number of articles mentioning the

45,000-plus people looked to the website to find out about arts and cultural events and happenings in Palm Beach County.



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M IAT ’RS KA ENTE W I NDG AY Cultural Council increased overall by 3.5 times compared to the previous year. The Cultural Council also increased its efforts to promote cultural experiences in Palm Beach County through social media channels. The Council used Facebook, Twitter and YouTube in conjunction with traditional website marketing to increase its Facebook “Likes” by 25 percent. At the same time, the number of Twitter followers grew by 46 percent. Following 37,000 visits to the Council’s website in 2011, traffic in 2012 grew 22 percent. It was no wonder they came; the Council launched a new colorful and easy to navigate events portal in August 2012. This new portal – palmbeaches – is part of the national Artsopolis platform designed exclusively with arts and culture in mind. Because the Council is now part of a national network of arts destinations, visitors to websites in other regions of the country as well as in Miami-Dade and Broward counties can find local events with the click of a mouse. Also in 2012, the Cultural Council’s magazine, art&culture, once again received recognition in the prestigious Charlie Awards competition sponsored by the Florida Magazine Association. Competing with more than 600 entries, this year art&culture – which is produced by Passport Publications – was again recognized by the prestigious industry’s Charile Awards, being honored with two this year. Cultural Capital, the Council’s weekly television show, broadcast its eighth season of shows highlighting Palm Beach County’s premier destinations and events in 2012. This award-winning program, produced by PBC-TV Channel 20, aired on Comcast Cable channel 20, AT&T U-verse channel 99 and streamed live on the County’s home page, to showcase the county’s message of abundant cultural experiences was again documented and distributed online and in print in the Council’s cultural calendars. From all indications, these efforts made a difference. Last year, the Cultural Council’s Annual Report indicated that an estimated 3.4 million individuals enjoyed cultural experiences at major cultural organizations in the county in 2011. During 2012, this number rose to 3,892,582 million, or a 10-percent increase. A key contributor to this growth was the planning and execution of the Cultural Council’s integrated marketing plan. The Council continues to work with its cultural partners to make people aware of the many reasons why Palm Beach County is touted as Florida’s Cultural Capital®. Thanks to the combined efforts of the Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Cultural Council and the other Tourist Development Council agencies, visitors and hotel occupancy continued to grow throughout 2012. REVPAR (Revenue Per Available Room) increased by 12.2 percent, making Palm Beach County one of the top destinations in Florida. It was estimated that cultural tourists accounted for at least 10,180 room nights in 2012. One of the most exciting marketing efforts in 2012 was the opportunity to showcase Palm Beach County – and specifically South Palm Beach County – to an international audience thanks to the 2012 Presidential Debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton. The Council’s

Art and cultural events at Mizner Park celebrated the 2012 Presidential Debates.

art&culture magazine, published by

Passport Publications & Media, won two Charlie Awards, “Best Overall Magazine” and the Bronze Award for “Best Overall Use of Photography” bringing its total to 10 awards honored in its seven-year history.

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Palm Beach County Artist Raheleh Filsoofi hosts an artist-led tour of Continuum.


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marketing team played an integral role on the local Presidential Debate Planning Committee long before the three national debate sites were selected. Once it was known that Lynn University would host the final debate, the team, in cooperation with the Council’s Cultural Marketing Committee (CMC), worked together to present to the 3,000-plus international journalists and visitors the very best of arts and culture. The end result was a marketing campaign titled “A Community United.” This totally integrated message highlighted the theme “Welcome to Palm Beach County, where Culture has found its place in the Sun®.” It included co-op print advertisements in several magazines, radio, TV, outdoor activities and viewing parties, brochures and rack cards at the airport and the reintroduction of the Council’s “Culture Key” promotion, which offers 2-for-1 discounts to arts and cultural venues for the county’s hotel guests. A Culture Key pamphlet and a copy of a special “Best of…” issue of art&culture magazine was placed in the media kit that welcomed each of the journalists from around the world. The Council’s message was widely distributed; in addition, it showed the world that Palm Beach County is truly “A Community United” around the arts. The year 2012 was truly historic for marketing Palm Beach County as a cultural destination and marked the beginning of a new era in building the brand of Florida’s Cultural Capital®.

30,000 cultural calendars were placed in regional hotels, car rental agencies, highway welcome centers and the Palm Beach International Airport.

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Members-only reception – a preview of PBC:ART

ENGAGING OUR COMMUNITY To encourage the growth of a strong and unified cultural community, the Cultural Council’s Membership and Special Events Department offers programming, technical assistance, professional development and social opportunities to members of the arts and cultural industry, artists and the public at large. To ensure the long-term success of these programs and services, the Council turns to its family of members – more than 500 individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations that play a critically important role in supporting its mission. Member benefits and events bring people together and inspire greater appreciation for Palm Beach County’s arts and cultural community. The Council celebrated the opening of its new facility with over 130 donors and dignitaries touring the building. The Young Singers of the Palm Beaches and Palm Beach Atlantic Choral Group entertained guests and set the tone for the new face of arts and culture in Lake Worth. On January 19, 2012, the public was invited to join the Council for a ribbon cutting and public tours. The building, donated by the Montgomery family, was renovated with the assistance from the Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), which committed $700,000 for the project. In addition to the original donations major supporters of this project include Irene and James Karp, the Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation, the Estate of Nancy Grayson, Alex and Renate Dreyfoos, the Roe Green Foundation and Berton E. and Sallie Korman, The Maltz Family



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Foundation, Sydelle Meyer, Northern Trust, Bruce A. Beal and Francis V. Cunningham, Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf, Mrs. Cil Draime, Herbert and Diane Hoffman, Marta Batmasian, and Craig and Merrell Grant, Joanne Moeller, Christopher Caneles and Stephen Nesbitt, and Rena and John Blades. The Council’s almost 12,500-square-foot building serves as its headquarters and includes galleries for community exhibitions, an Artist Resource Center, tourism services, education and training facilities and meeting space. The facility can also be used for luncheons, cocktail parties or dinners. The new building has allowed the council to expand services by developing additional resources for the Palm Beach County artist community. Numerous members-only receptions for artists exhibitions were held including: Foundations, PBC:ART, Continuum, and Tom Otterness. All members receive a 10 percent discount at the Council’s Roe Green Uniquely Palm Beach Store, which features over 1,200 original `Made in Palm Beach’ unique items created by local Palm Beach County artists that are for sale to the public. The 2012 Muse Awards honored outstanding individuals and

A N D E NSGPAEG C VOEMN T NSI T Y I NIGAOLU RE C MU organizations for their contributions to arts and culture throughout Palm Beach County. The 2012 recipients included:  Milton and Tamar Maltz, major benefactors behind the Maltz Jupiter Theatre – Outstanding Civic Leader  Dr. Ray E. Robinson, former artistic director and general manager of the Palm Beach Symphony – Outstanding Cultural Leader  Stephen Backhus, outreach program manager for the Milagro Center in Delray Beach – Outstanding Arts Educator  Obon, the Annual Bon Festival at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens – Outstanding Art or Cultural Program of the Year  Palm Beach Poetry Festival – Outstanding Arts and Cultural Organization (budget under $500,000)  Boca Raton Museum of Art – Outstanding Arts and Cultural Organization (budget over $500,000)  Carol Prusa, award-winning visual artist – Hector Ubertalli Award for Visual Arts  Andrew Kato, producing artistic director of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre – Council’s Choice Award Funds raised through the Muse Awards event directly impact the lives of Palm Beach County students by allowing them to experience a cultural field trip. Current economic challenges have affected schools in Palm Beach County; budget cuts have forced schools to severely reduce educational field trips and funding for art supplies including musical instruments. This lack of funding prevents students from being challenged in ways that the classroom alone cannot provide. The seventh season of the popular Culture & Cocktails series Included entrepreneur, cultural philanthropist and Oscar® winner Alexander W. Dreyfoos, who was interviewed by Judy Mitchell, chief executive officer of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts; international fashion designer Gnyuki Torimaru – better known simply as Yuki, interviewed by Michelle Tolini Finamore from the Textile and Fashion Arts Department at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; and Les Standiford, author of Last Train to Paradise, interviewed by John Blades, executive director of the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum in Palm Beach. The Cultural Council and PNC Foundation collaborated once

again to host the second annual SmARTBiz Summit at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach. SmARTBiz, in its second year, awarded and presented capacity-building grants to nine arts and cultural organizations. Attended by 180 local business leaders and arts and cultural nonprofit executives and board members, the Summit featured a keynote presentation by Randy Cohen, vice president of research and policy for Americans for the Arts. His primary message was about the significant economic impact of arts and culture in today’s society, which he supported with national and county-specific data from the Arts & Economic Prosperity IV™- study, conducted by Americans for the Arts. Katherine Oliver, commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, was the Summit’s luncheon speaker. Led by industry experts in leadership, development and finance, the Summit provided capacity-building training for nonprofit executives who participated in eight fundamental and advanced workshops. Topics such as “Understanding Cash Flow Requirements for Nonprofit Organizations” and “Understanding the Donor’s Dilemma: `To Give... or Wait to Give?’” were well-attended throughout the day-long event. JP Morgan made a major contribution to support Workforce Development for Artists and Building Learning Communities through Arts and Culture programs to benefit low-income communities. The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties also made a gift in support of Full-STEAM Ahead at Pioneer Park Elementary. Additionally, the Cultural Council holds monthly meetings for the executive leadership of Palm Beach County nonprofit cultural organizations. The members attended presentations by industry leaders on financial reporting, planned giving and strategic planning. Together, these efforts serve to foster substantial financial resources, energy and creativity to enable the Cultural Council to continue its important work in support of Palm Beach County’s thriving and diverse arts and cultural community.

“Through SmARTBiz Summit, we expect to teach these community leaders how to run their organizations like healthy, successful businesses because we know that the arts are an instrumental economic driver to any community. Ultimately, this initiative will contribute to the overall business development of Palm Beach County.” — Craig Grant, PNC Florida East regional president 2012 Muse Award recipients

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Michelle Finamore, Fred Sharf, Rena Blades and Yuki Torimaru

$100,000 or more The Maltz Family Foundation

$20,000 - $99,999 Mr and Mrs. James Batmasian Mr. Bruce A. Beal and Francis V. Cunningham Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties Mrs. Cecile Draime Mr. and Mrs. Craig D. Grant Mr. and Mrs. Herbert S. Hoffman Jasteka Foundation Inc. JP Morgan Chase, The Private Bank Mr. and Mrs. Berton E. Korman Northern Trust PNC Bank Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Frederic A. Sharf

$10,000 - $19,999 Mr. Bradford A. Deflin Mr. and Mrs. Alexander W. Dreyfoos Ms. Roe Green Greenberg Traurig, P.A. Mr. and Mrs. Christopher E. Havlicek Mr. and Mrs. James S. Karp The Milton and Tamar Maltz Family Foundation Ms. Elaine Meier



Rose Marie and Ted J. Miller Family Foundation Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Dom A. Telesco

$5,000 - $9,999 Bank of America Mr. Christopher D. Caneles Digital Domain Media Group, Inc. Gunster Mr. Raymond E. Kramer III, Esq. The Palm Beach Post Mr. Gary Schweikhart Wells Fargo

$1,000 - $4,999 Mr. and Mrs. Doug Anderson Armory Art Center Mr. and Mrs. John Blades Boca Raton Museum of Art The Breakers Palm Beach Mr. Douglas Brown Business Development Board Center for Creative Education Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence H. Cohn The Colony Hotel Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan The Community Foundation of Louisville Mr. and Mrs. Miles A. Coon Mrs. Herme de Wyman Miro Delray Beach Center for the Arts Mr. George T. Elmore

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Donald M. Ephraim Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Jack Farber FAU Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters Mrs. Shirley Fiterman The Henry Morrison Flagler Museum Florida Power & Light Company Goldberg Foundation Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Homer J. Hand Merrill G. and Emita E. Hastings Foundation JKG Group Mr. Kenn Karakul and Mr. Jim Held Katz Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Katz Jr. Kohnken Family Foundation Inc. Geo. Zoltan Lefton Family Foundation The Liman Foundation Ms. Susan Lloyd Loggerhead Marinelife Center Lynn University Maltz Jupiter Theatre Mrs. Betsy K. Matthews Mr. and Mrs. William M. Matthews Mrs. Sydelle Meyer Miami City Ballet Ms. Jane Mitchell Ms. Jo Anne Moeller

Mrs. Mary Montgomery Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens Ms. Suzanne Niedland and Mr. Lawrence F. DeGeorge Ms. Paige Noland Norton Museum of Art Office Depot Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches Palm Beach Daily News Palm Beach Dramaworks Palm Beach Opera Palm Beach Zoo Mr. and Mrs. Ellis J. Parker Mrs. Helen K. Persson PGA National Resort and Spa PNC Foundation Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Dr. and Mrs. Marvin Rosenberg Mr. and Mrs. S. Lawrence Schlager Mr. Harold Smith SunFest of Palm Beach County The Society of the Four Arts The Vecellio Family Foundation, Inc. Ms. Susy Witt

$500 - $999 B/E Aerospace Ms. Dina Gustin Baker

D O N O R S A N D WM BKE YROSU E E T HM AN Richard S. Bernstein & Associates, Inc. Boca Ballet Theatre Boca Raton Historical Society Ms. Yvonne S. Boice

Photo by Rachel Hickey, courtesy of Florida Weekly

Milton and Tamar Maltz at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre

Brenner Real Estate Group Ms. Amy Broderick The Ann K. & Douglas S. Brown Family Foundation Ms. Carol F. Cohen Mr. Gus Davis Dr. Richard P. D’Elia Mr. and Mrs. John T. Dougherty, Jr. Duncan Theatre at Palm Beach State College Mr. Bernard Eisenstein M.D. Mr. and Mrs. Milton Fine Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Flack Galaxy Thrift LLC Dr. Stan and Marcie Gorman Althof Mr. Raymond Graziotto Ms. Peg Greenspon Historical Society of Palm Beach County John C. & Mary Jane Howard Foundation Ms. Lisa Huertas Mrs. Lyn Ianuzzi Jennifer Garrigues, Inc. Interior Design Mr. and Mrs. F. Ross Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Karp Mr. and Mrs. Christopher G. Kellogg Lake Worth Playhouse Mrs. Emily F. Landau

Dr. and Mrs. Gerard Lemongello, DDS Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum and School of Art Catherine Lowe M.D., LL.D. The Marks Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Randolph A. Marks Denise and William Meyer Foundation Mr. and Mrs. George J. Michel Jr. Sydell and Arnold Miller Foundation Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau Mr. and Mrs. John W. Payson Dr. Henry J. Petraki Ms. Linda M. Phelps Dr. and Mrs. Carter Pottash Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach Publix Supermarket Charities REG Architects Inc. Richard & Peggy Greenfield Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Jay Rosenkranz Mrs. Susan Ross Mr. and Mrs. Leon M. Rubin Mr. and Mrs. Stanley M. Rumbough Jr. The Lewis Schott Foundation Mr. Rudy E. Schupp and Mrs. Susan Schupp Ms. Barbara Schwartz Mr. and Mrs. Barry Seidman Ms. Muriel Siebert Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sloane South Florida Science Museum Dr. Jay W. Spechler Mrs. Phyllis Tick Village of Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center Mr. and Mrs. Brian K. Waxman Ms. Sheryl G. Wood Esq. Ms. Melanie Ziskend Zissu Family Foundation

$50 - $499 Ms. Winifred Aboff Mr. Paul Aho Ms. Victoria Albrecht Ms. Kathleen L. Alex Ms. Flora Alexander Mr. Densil E. Allen Ms. Emalee A. Andre Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens

Ms. Phyllis Annunziato Ms. Tula Antikainen Ms. Ann Appleman Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches Arthur R. Marshall Foundation Artists of Palm Beach County Artists Showcase of the Palm Beaches ArtStart, Inc. Ms. Marian H. Axley Ms. Blain Aymond Ms. Katarina Backhamre Ms. Barbara Bailey Mrs. Susan Baker Mr. Thomas Baker Ms. Leslie Bakshi Ms. Felisa Baner Mr. O’Neal Bardin III Mrs. Maria Barnes Mrs. Janice Barry Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Barry Mr. Roy L. Bartolomei Mr. and Mrs. John T. Bartosek Ms. Josephine Linder duPont Bayard Mrs. Susan D. Bazaar Ms. Lisa Beers Ms. Rosemarie Belschner Ms. Barbara Berger Ms. Ruth Bergman Mr. Roger Berk and Mrs. Ellen Tschappat Ms. Jane Berkey Ms. Lou Ann Berkley Ms. Jo Anne Berkow Mrs. Dianne Bernstein Ms. Ellen J. Bernstein Mr. Dennis Bertram Ms. Jewel Berzon Mr. David Beuttenmuller Ms. Deborah Bigeleisen Ms. Barbara Block Mrs. Marjorie J. Block Mr. and Mrs. David Bludworth Boca Raton Children’s Museum Boca Raton Symphonia Mr. Bill Bone Ms. Candide Booth Ms. Phyllis Borak Ms. Melanie M. Bouton Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bowersox Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Bracci Ms. Marilyn Bressman

Ms. Jacqueline Brice Ms. Roslyn Brilliant Mr. and Mrs. John G. Brim Ms. Carol Brody Ms. Juana Brown Mr. Stephen L. Brown Burt Reynolds Institute for Film & Theatre Ms. Birthe Cacciatore Ms. Lurana Tucker Campanaro Ms. Christine Cannon Bucher Ms. Tish Carlo Mr. Milton O. Carpenter Ms. Beth Casey Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches Inc. Ms. Claudia P. Cespedes Ms. Jennifer Chaparro Children’s Science Explorium Sugar Sand Park Mrs. Natalie Chodniewicz Choral Society of the Palm Beaches City of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places City of Palm Beach Gardens/GardensArt Ms. Lucia Clements Mr. and Mrs. David F. Click Mr. and Mrs. Allan Cohen Mr. Joel Cohen Mr. and Mrs. Donn Colee Mrs. Denice M. Collazo Mr. Gorman Cook Ms. Walkyria Cortes Mr. Don F. Cortese Ms. Shirley F. Cowen Ms. Ginny L. Coyle Ms. Wileen T. Coyne Ms. Jessica Craig Creative City Collaborative/ Arts Garage Mr. and Mrs. Terry F. Crockett Mr. Paul Cummings Mr. Edson E. Dailey Jr. Mr. Charles H. Damsel Jr. Dancing Classrooms Mr. Sam Dashiell Ms. Paula Davis Mr. Nathan W. Dean Delray Beach Historical Society Delray Beach Playhouse Mr. Leonard D. DeMaio Ms. W. Diana Deresz Ms. Alyssa di Edwardo

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DE OT HNA N OKRYSO UA W Mrs. Katharine H. Dickenson Mr. and Mrs. Gary Dickson Ms. Eleanor Diskin Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center at Palm Beach State College Ms. Sharon Domino Ms. Sandy Donabed Ms. Patricia Donaldson Ms. Clare V. Donohue Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Doyle Mr. Michael Dubiner Mrs. Harriett M. Eckstein Mr. Albert Eisenberg Ms. Joyce Eisman Mr. and Mrs. Mark B. Elhilow Ms. Jill Elisofon Ms. Patricia Enright Ms. Jan Errichetti Ms. Joan Faber FAU - Lifelong Learning Society Mr. Victor Figueredo Mrs. Grace Fishenfeld Flamingo Clay Studio Florida Atlantic University Florida Classical Ballet Theatre at The Esther Center Dr. and Mrs. Robert Flucke Mr. Mark Forman The Randolph A. Frank Prize for the Performing Arts Mr. Richard J. Frank Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Friedman Friends of AR Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Mrs. Claudia W. Fry Ms. Charlotte I. Furman Mr. Marc K. Gagnon Mr. Robert Ganger Mrs. Edward Ganitsch

Mr. Paul G. Garland Mr. W. Bradford Gary Mr. and Mrs. John D. Geberth Ms. Adrienne Geffen Ms. Claire L. Geisler Mr. Ben Georgia Mrs. Chloe Gibson Prof. Alessandra Gieffers Mr. Russell Gilbert Mr. Norman J. Gitzen Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Leon Gnat Mr. Albert S. Goldberg Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Golub Ms. Florence Goodman Ms. Peggy Gorman Mr. and Mrs. George Gottlieb Mr. and Mrs. Charles Granito Ms. Doreen Grasso Ms. Cynthia Grey Ms. Jacquelyn Grimm Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Guild Gumbo Limbo Nature Center Ms. Michele Gutzwiller Mr. Dennis Guy Mrs. Heather Haines Ms. Cecily Hangen Ms. Doris Hastings Ms. Catherine Helowicz Ms. Shirley Herman and Ms. H. Joan Waitkevicz Ms. Jean E. Heron Ms. Joanne Heron Mr. John D. Herrick Mrs. Martha G. Hersey Mr. and Mrs. Henry Herzing Ms. Cathy Hetzel Ms. Priscilla Heublein Ms. Myrna Hill Ms. Carolyn M. Hilligoss

“The various forms of art and culture found in Palm Beach County are amazing. We have so much to avail ourselves to. I enjoy helping where needed, and watching the Council grow in many directions. “ –Patricia Thorne, volunteer with the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County since 2000



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ND MEMBERS Ms. Diane Hirsch Hirsch-Schwartz Foundation Mr. Walter Hnatysh Mr. Morton Hoffman Lesley Hogan, Esq. Ms. Leah Holtzberg Ms. Kristin Hopkins Ms. Lene Hougaard Mrs. Paulette Howard Ms. Gale G. Howden Mr. James H. Howe III Ms. Diane Hutchison Ms. Jean V. Hutchison Ms. Marie A. Iandoli Il Circolo/Italian Cultural Society Inspirit, Inc. Ms. Elizabeth Jacobs Ms. Sherry Jacobs Mr. Robert D. Jaffee Ms. Barbara M. Johansen Mr. Martin A. Johnson The Honorable and Mrs. Harry Johnston Jupiter Cove Executive Suites, LLC Jurassic Parts Mr. and Mrs. Morris Kaplan Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kaplan Mrs. Muriel Kaplan Mr. and Mrs. Cyril E. Kapsner Ms. Jacqueline Kato Katz Media Group, Inc. Ms. Essie Kaufman Ms. Curtis Kelly Mr. Benjamin Kenagen Ms. Thayne Kerrick Mrs. Lucy Keshavarz Mrs. Daryn M. Kirchfeld Ms. Claudia J. Klein Ms. Andrea Kline Ms. Abby Koffler Mr. Helmut Koller Ms. Nancy S. Komorowski Mrs. Marcia Korotkin Mr. Stephen Koslow Mr. and Mrs. Barry Krischer Mrs. Wendy Kulberg Mrs. Deborah La Fogg-Docherty Mrs. Susan Laporte Ms. Lisa Lasio Mrs. Mary B. Latino Mr. Paul J. Least Mr. Joel A. Leavitt Ms. Diane Lee Ms. Sandra Lerman

Ms. Patricia Levey Mrs. Patricia Levine Mr. and Mrs. Melvin J. Levy Mrs. Mary G. Lewis Mr. Robert A. Lewis Mr. Jack Lighton Mrs. Ellen F. Liman Mrs. Adie Lipton-Bowers Ms. Sigrid Lium Mrs. Virginia Longo Loxahatchee River Historical Society Ms. Adriana Luchechko Ms. Fran Luckoff Ms. Susan Lundin Ms. Joan R. Lustig Ms. Cheryl Maeder Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach Mr. Tito Mangiola Ms. Linda Mariani Ms. Cynthia Maronet Ms. Beverly Marshall Martin Luther King Jr. Coordinating Committee Ms. Roseanna Martino Mr. Alan Maslow Ms. Linda Mason Mrs. Zelda Mason Masterworks Chorus of the Palm Beaches Mrs. Friedel Mayer Ms. Wendy Maynard McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc. Mr. James McCreavy Ms. Barbara C. McDonald Mr. George B. McNamara Mr. and Mrs. Dale Mcnulty Mr. Delfin F. Menendez Mr. William Mercier Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mesirow Mr. Jihad Mikati Milagro Center Ms. Nancy Miller Mrs. Liana Moonie Ms. Melinda Moore Mounts Botanical Garden Multilingual Language & Cultural Society Dr. Kristen Murtaugh Ms. Sara S. Mushegian Ms. Judith Musser Mrs. Beverly J. Myers

D O N O R S A N D WM BKE YROSU E E T HM AN Mr. Len Mykietyn National Association of Women Artists - FLA Chapter Ms. Karen Nelson Mr. Stanley Nemer Ms. Elizabeth Nichols-Ross Mrs. Hanne Niederhausen Mr. and Mrs. Bill Nix Northern Palm Beaches Cultural Alliance Inc. Northwood University Ms. Mary Rose O’Connell Mrs. Rebecca O’Neill Mrs. Bonnie Osher Mr. Louis F. Oxnevad Palm Beach County Art in Public Places Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation Department Palm Beach International Film Festival Palm Beach Maritime Museum Palm Beach Poetry Festival, Inc. The Palm Beach Symphony Inc. Palm Beach Watercolor Society, Inc. Mrs. Ann Palmieri Ms. Mary Parham Mr. Dack Patriarca Ms. Roslyn Pechet ASID Mr. and Mrs. Geoff Peckham Ms. Elizabeth Periale Mr. Theodore Peroulakis Mr. Greg Petrirena Mrs. Tanya Pfeffer-Witzel Piccolo Opera Company Mr. Dominic Pileggi Poets of the Palm Beaches Mrs. Deborah Pollack Prime Time Palm Beach County Mr. Morgan B. Procter Mr. and Ms. Michael J. Pucillo Puppetry Arts Center of the Palm Beaches Ms. Doris Rachles Radio Advertising Bureau Ms. Annette Rawlings Mr. Richard Reddig Mr. Christopher Reisert Ms. Barbara Rentschler Resource Depot Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation Ms. Colleen M. Rindaldi Dr. Adolfo E. Rizzo

Ms. Carol Roberts Ms. Ruth Roberts Mr. Phil Robinson Mrs. Barbara Rogoff Mr. Howard Rogut Ms. Fern G. Rose Ms. Bonnie Roseman Ms. Maggi Rosenberg Ms. Barbara Rosenzweig Ms. Tracy Rosof-Petersen Ms. Constance Rudy Dr. and Mrs. Garth Russell Ms. Sherry L. Russell Ruth and David A. Goodkind Foundation Ms. Pamela Saba Ms. Susan M. Saks Mr. Anthony Saluto, III Ms. Janet Samaras Ms. Fern Samuels Mrs. Marilyn R. Samwick Ms. Manon Sander Mr. and Mrs. Stanley J. Sanders Sandoway House Nature Center Ms. Denise Savela Ms. Iris Schlesinger Ms. Janet Schlesinger Schmidt Family Centre for the Arts at Mizner Park, Inc. School of the Arts Foundation (SOAFI) Schoolhouse Children’s Museum Schoolyard Films, Inc. Ms. Elle Schorr Ms. Kathleen O’Neill Schuler Ms. Katherine S. Schwartz Mr. Stephen B. Schwartz Mr. David C. Scott Ms. Marie A. Scripture Ms. Elizabeth Segall Ms. Marsha Seidman Mr. Jeffrey Seiler Ms. Judith Shah Ms. Rita Shapiro Dr. Robert Sharon Ms. Carol Shein Ms. Ronnie Shore Mrs. Bobbi Shorr Ms. Ruth Shurkin Ms. Vicki Siegel Mrs. Gael Silverblatt Ms. Elayna Toby Singer Ms. Victoria Skinner

“I am extremely proud to make this gift in honor of Bob’s memory, and the legacy he built in the legal, cultural and philanthropic communities. Giving this historic building to the Cultural Council will strengthen Bob’s vision of a healthy cultural foundation developing better students, better citizens and a better community.” –Mary Montgomery

Ms. Barbara Sloan Ms. Roxene Sloate Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Smith Jr. Mr. Howard G. Smith Ms. Irene Smith Ms. Linda M. Smith Ms. Robin Smollar Sol Children Theatre Troupe Spady Cultural Heritage Museum Mr. and Mrs. William F. Spengler Mrs. Cecile Stein Mr. Norman Stein Ms. Barbara D. Stevens Ms. Leora Klaymer Stewart Mr. Stanley P. Stone Ms. Mij Storyteller Mr. Maury L. Strauss Mrs. Stella G. Strauss Street Painting Festival Ms. Molly Stringer Sunflower Creative Arts Support Dance, Inc. Mr. Alan Swartz Mr. John Swick Swing & Jazz Preservation Society Ms. Nancy Tart Mr. Scott Teich Ms. Nancy Telese The Bear’s Club The Borland Center for Performing Arts The Core Ensemble The Loxahtachee Club Ms. Terri Thibadeau Mrs. Sandra Thompson and Mr. Craig D. Thompson Mr. Paul Tischler Ms. Jane Tracy Mrs. Ruth Trammell Mr. Thomas L. Tribby

Ms. Melinda Trucks Dr. Monica Uhlhorn Ms. Haydee Ullfig Mr. Stephen Uman Mrs. Lois Umbach Ms. Anne Vallely Dr. Luz G. Van Meek Ms. Olga M. Vazquez Ms. Elaine Vedette Ms. Phyllis L. Verducci Mr. Edwin N. Vinson VSA Arts of Florida— Palm Beach County Ms. Mary H. Wagner Ms. Wendy Walesch Mrs. Margigil Walsh Ms. Beth Walton Dr. and Mrs. Donald E. Warren Ms. Barbara L. Wasserman Ms. Bonnie B. Weaver Ms. Elaine Weber Mr. Lawrence Weisberg Ms. Giselle Weisman Wellington Art Society Ms. Deborah Wemyss Ms. Joan Wenzel Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Werner Dr. Mark Hayden Widick Wilesmith Advertising & Design Mr. Grant P. Williams Mr. Joseph P. Williams Jr. Mrs. Leatrice K. Wolf Dr. Melisande J. Wolff Women in the Visual Arts Women of Note Mr. Edward Z. Wronsky Jr. Yesteryear Village/South Florida Fairgrounds Young Singers of the Palm Beaches Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County

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Cultural Council of Palm Beach County 2012 Annual Report  

This publication is the official 2012 Annual Report published by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County 2012 Annual Report  

This publication is the official 2012 Annual Report published by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.