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through advocacy, 
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COVID-19 Relief Grants for Coachella Valley Artists and Arts Organizations

CLOSED JUNE 2020. California Desert Arts Council (CDAC) and affiliate La Quinta Arts Foundation (LQAF)  established a $50,000 fund to award grants to Coachella Valley artists and arts organizations who create thoughtful, inspiring, and relevant works responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Individual working artists are eligible for a $500 grant, and nonprofit organizations with budgets up to $1 million can receive a grant of $1,500. CDAC will publish and promote selected works and tell the stories of the artists and organizations through its outreach platforms. Submissions in Visual Art and Craft, Music and Sound Art, Dance, and Written and Spoken Word are welcome. Read more