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).