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.

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 or a track record of delivering similar projects.
  • 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.

Before you apply, please carefully read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).


Arts Tank Greater Palm Springs Application

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