DeVos Institute and Cultural Council of Palm Beach County partner to offer Free Training and Consultation

May 24, 2018

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and the DeVos Institute are pleased to announce the launch of a year-long training and consultation program for up to 10 cultural non-profits in Palm Beach County.

Building on the Council’s robust history of professional development for arts and culture professionals, the Palm Beach County Arts Accelerator is designed to position 10 Palm Beach County non-profit arts and culture institutions to design, implement, and complete catalytic fundraising campaigns.

The program will focus on the needs surrounding the design and implementation of a major fundraising effort—such as a capital campaign, the creation of an endowment or reserve, a major anniversary celebration or other landmark event, or the launch of significant new programming.

The program, which will consist of group training, one-on-one consultation, and peer-to-peer collaboration, will assist organizations in identifying, then addressing, strengths and liabilities related to their campaign.

Participants will be selected by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and the DeVos Institute of Arts Management based on a compelling statement of interest, readiness for the program, and level of commitment to the program, amongst other criteria. Additional program information and eligibility criteria can be downloaded HERE.

The program is offered free of charge to successful applicants, underwritten by a generous gift from Donald M. Ephraim and Maxine Marks for the Donald M. Ephraim Family Foundation, and Suzanne L. Niedland.

Online Information Session

To learn more about the program, applicants are invited to join an online Information Session presented by Brett Egan, Institute President, on Monday, June 4, from 9:30–10:30 am EDT.

This session will provide additional information about the opportunity as well as address questions raised by participants either during the webinar or submitted by email prior to the session. Questions may be sent to Tanya Surtees at

To benefit fully from the discussion, we encourage participants to familiarize themselves with the application and program materials prior to attending the Information Session.

Application Details

Applications for the Palm Beach County Arts Accelerator are due Tuesday, July 10 at 5:30pm EDT. Applications should be submitted electronically by following THIS LINK.

Applicants will be notified regarding the outcome of their applications by July 30.

Program Contact

For more information or with questions, please contact Jan Rodusky at

About the Cultural Council

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is the official support agency for arts and culture in The Palm Beaches, Florida’s Cultural Capital®. The Council provides grants to cultural organizations and professional artists, advocates for art and cultural funding, enhances local arts education, offers support services to foster growth of the sector and promotes cultural tourism.

The Cultural Council also serves as a venue for exhibitions and performances featuring artists who live or work in Palm Beach County, and provides additional programming at its headquarters in the historic Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building in Downtown Lake Worth. Also on the property are the Roe Green Uniquely Palm Beach Store featuring hand-crafted items by local artists; the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Information Center, a VISIT FLORIDA-designated Florida Certified Tourism Information Center; and the Project Space, an open-air garden for live music and large-scale sculpture.

The Cultural Council is open to the public from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, including a complete calendar of cultural activities in The Palm Beaches, visit

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