California Desert Arts Council has introduced Arts Tank Greater Palm Springs to provide a platform for new, unique, innovative, and publicly accessible arts-based initiatives to find funding and support. Applicants are invited to submit proposals for review by a panel of judges, who will select finalists to pitch their ideas at a live event in October 2018.

The judges will look for place-based initiatives delivered in the Coachella Valley that stimulate cultural tourism, address a concern of a particular community, and engage a broad cross-section of residents and visitors. They will also consider the qualifications of the applicant and the projected impacts and outcomes of the proposed initiative.

Initiatives can be a project, event, product, installation, or idea that is new, grounded in the arts, and has a strategic purpose. CDAC welcomes high-quality pitches from all artistic disciplines, both from individuals and groups of creative people, as well as from arts and culture organizations.

 

Who is eligible?

  • Nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) arts and culture organizations.
  • Individual artists, or groups of artists, of any discipline, who have a nonprofit fiscal sponsor. Any payment from Arts Tank will be made to the fiscal sponsor.
  • Government and public agencies are not eligible.

 

The application deadline is August 15, 2018. Applicants will be notified of their application status on September 15, 2018.

Finalists will participate in a pitch workshop to shape their spoken and visual presentations for the live Arts Tank event in October 2018.

 

Arts Tank Greater Palm Springs Application

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