Managing Director

Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert is seeking a dynamic Managing Director with excellent sales and marketing experience, to reinvigorate the Palm Desert facility financially, programmatically and publicly. Click here to view job description and apply.

Administrative Assistant (Part Time)

The non-profit Desert Theatreworks seeks an administrative assistant who is willing to grow with the theatre company. This position is 30 hours/week 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Some weekends may be required.

Development Coordinator (Part Time)

The Joslyn Center seeks a development coordinator to support daily activities of donor development, including preparation of correspondence, database management, and event coordination. Contact Paul Clowers at paulc@joslyncenter.org.

Assistant Project Manager  

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum seeks an assistant project manager to assist in the planning, management, budgeting, and and stewardship of assigned projects. Click here to view job description and apply.

Education & Public Engagement Manager 

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum seeks an education and public engagement manager to help create and implement short- and long-term visions for educational and programmatic efforts specific to the Agua Caliente Band and Native American culture at large. Click here to view job description and apply.

Archivist (Part Time)

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum seeks an archivist to serve as the institutional records manager and oversee the professional care (organization), daily management, maintenance (preservation), and access to the museum’s archives. Click here to view job description and apply.

Digital Media Instructor (full time, tenure track)

College of the Desert seeks a full time digital media instructor in the Arts & Media Department. Read job description and qualifications, and apply online here.

Stagecraft Instructor (part time)

College of the Desert seeks a part time Stagecraft Instructor in the Theatre Department. Read job description and qualifications, and apply online here

3D Studio Art Instructor (part time)

College of the Desert seeks a part time 3D studio art instructor. Classes could be at the Palm Desert campus or in Indio, Mecca/Thermal, or Palm Springs. Classes may be scheduled during the day, evening, or weekends. Read job description and qualifications, and apply online here

Art Instructors

Create Center for the Arts in Palm Desert seeks art instructors. Contact savannah@createcenterforthearts.org for more information.

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Desert X 2019 Secret Artist casting

Desert X 2019 secret artist casting for eight females and twelve males for a pool party that will take place in Palm Springs on Sunday, December 16th, 2018. Participants should be comfortable in their skin, as they will be appearing in scenes both clothed and in bathing suits. Participants are expected to provide their own swimwear, towels, as well as an alternate set of clothes appropriate for a casual house party/cocktail party setting. Hours will be 8 am to 4 pm. Please send headshot and contact information to Sonya@desertx.org.

2019 Palm Springs Sunup Rotary Chalk Arts Festival

The Palm Springs Sunup Rotary Club will present the 9th Annual Palm Springs Chalk Art Festival on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Artists can register to participate and compete for prizes in the Professional Category for $30 or $60 with chalk provided. Complete the artist application by March 9, 2019. Click here for more information.

Call for Rancho Mirage Artists

All visual artists in the City of Rancho Mirage are invited to apply to participate in the Sixth Annual Rancho Mirage Artists Studio Tour and Pop Up Gallery on March 23, 2019. Deadline for entries is January 11, 2019. Download application and guidelines or contact T.J. Hicks at tjh@ranchomiragelibrary.org, 760-341-7323, Ext. 734.

Indian Wells Arts Festival 

A jury will select 200 artists for the 2019 Indian Wells Arts Festival. Sixty places are held for the secondary jury deadline on January 7, 2019. Info: info@indianwellsartsfestival.com

Indio Senior Center

Indio Senior Center, which showcases different artists in solo exhibitions each month, seeks artists for consideration. Artists install between 12 and 18 pieces (depending on size) in all media. Contact Nancy Vance, community program administrator, at 760-391-4170 or nvance@indio.org.

Palm Desert Artist Registry

The City of Palm Desert welcomes artists to apply to the artist registry. Inquire to: Deborah S. Glickman, Management Analyst, Attn: Community Gallery, City of Palm Desert, 73510 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260. Information: 760-837-1664, dglickman@cityofpalmdesert.org

CaFÉ for Artists

Call for Entry, or CaFÉ™, a service of the Western States Arts Federation, is an online application and adjudication system for managing calls for entry. It's designed for artists and arts administrators.

The Art Deadlines List

Public art commissions, art competitions, art jobs and internships, art scholarships and grants and fellowships, residencies, art festivals, call for entries/proposals/projects, and other opportunities, in all disciplines, for art students, art teachers, and artists of all ages, all skill levels, in all disciplines, everywhere. Click to search



Offers a residency for artists working across diverse media and the freedom to explore their practice in an open and welcoming framework. Read more

Epicenter Projects  

Invites artists to produce site-specific works alongside the San Andreas Fault Line. Read more

Joshua Tree Higlands Artist Residency  

Invites artists from around the world to create work amidst the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park. Read more

More artist residencies in North America


California Arts Council Grant Programs 

Applications are open for 15 of the agency's grant programs, with funding available for youth programs, creative projects, and operating support. Grants are intended to strengthen the capacity of organizations providing arts engagement to all of California’s residents, including students, veterans, communities of color, low-income and rural communities, system-engaged youth, individuals with disabilities, formerly incarcerated individuals, and more. Visit the California Arts Council website to learn more, including program-specific details, dates, guidelines, and staff contacts.

The Complete Guide to 2018 Artist Grants and Opportunities

Artwork Archive's blog entry links to specific grants as well as grant portals.

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

Pollock-Krasner grants enable artists to create work, purchase materials and pay for studio rent, as well as personal and medical expenses. Past recipients of Pollock-Krasner grants acknowledge their critical impact in allowing concentrated time for studio work, and in preparing for exhibitions and other professional opportunities such as accepting a residency. Requirements for consideration are the application form. Information