Photo courtesy of Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
The following resources are helping to inform the planning process. They also provide information
on Lake Worth’s arts and culture landscape.
Please scroll below to read, watch, and reflect upon the following resources.
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LULA Lake Worth
LULA Lake Worth is committed to increasing the visibility of existing arts community in Lake Worth. Their website features local artists, merchants, and current projects and programs supporting the growth of the Lake Worth Creative Community.
This awarding winning magazine, published three times a year, covers the arts and culture of the Palm Beaches.
AFTA Reports on the Creative Industries in
Lake Worth and Palm Beach, Florida
American for the Arts (AFTA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing arts and arts education, compiled these reports in 2015 on the scope and economic importance of the arts in Lake Worth and Palm Beach Florida.
The Six Pillars Communities Plan
The Six Pillars Communities Plan is a state-wide initiative started by the Florida Chamber Foundation. Palm Beach County was the first urban county to be designated a Six Pillars Community™. We will consult this report as we plan for Lake Worth’s arts and cultural future.
Arts and Cultural Renaissance Program
This report is from the workshops that took place in 2011 around the Cultural Renaissance Program, which aimed to facilitated economic recovery and unify the existing arts organizations in the area.
A Plan for Palm Beach Country Economic Development Through Arts, Science, and
Cultural Capital Projects
The plan, described in the extension document, will utilize money from sales tax funding project that was very recently approved. The document also includes a needs assessment as part of the major initiative the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County undertook in 2015 to better understand the cultural industry and it economic potential.
Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Artists’ Needs Assessment Report, Executive Summary
This executive summary features the work that was done, including conversations and surveys, to answer the broader question “What is the specific role the Cultural Council could play to make Palm Beach County more artist-friendly to both enrich its cultural vitality and economically advance Artists as part of the county’s creative economy?”
Treasure Coast Arts Plan
The community was asked to provide input on the role of
the arts in Lake Worth, the Cultural Renaissance Program, and the 1000 Lake Avenue building. Nearly 100 people attended to shape a vision for the future of the community. The diversity of the community was represented by individual artists, the business community, arts organizations, the chamber of commerce, and residents.
Shades of Culture: Ben Vereen
In this recently uploaded video, Tony Award-winner Ben Vereen shows his support of arts and culture in The Palm Beaches
and the world.
United in the Arts
Tour the murals and some of the cultural landmarks of Lake Worth Florida.
Examples of Cultural Plans and Initiatives in Other Cities: