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Explore a variety of art and culture resources to identify individuals, organizations, businesses, venues, and opportunities in the Coachella Valley and High Desert.


China Adams, "Rock Wall by Day." Courtesy Joshua Triennial/boxoPROJECTS
China Adams, "Rock Wall by Day." Courtesy Joshua Triennial/boxoPROJECTS


Search nonprofit organizations and institutions, including museums, performing arts centers, and historical societies, film and television resources, as well as groups supporting the education and advancement of creative professionals in the California desert.

Architecture & Design

Modernism Week celebrates and fosters appreciation of midcentury architecture and design, as well as contemporary thinking in these fields.

Palm Springs Modern Committee is dedicated to the appreciation and preservation of Desert Modern architecture and design.

Palm Springs Preservation Foundation  promotes preservation of historical resources and architecture of the city of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley area.

Sunnylands Center & Gardens is a 200-acre estate run by The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, a not-for-profit organization and Annenberg family trust.

Film & Literature
History & Heritage
Music & Dance
Theater & Stage
Visual Arts


Search for creative spaces available to visual and performing artists as well as special events.

Outdoor Venues

Cathedral City public parks  10 parks with various amenities.

Coachella public parks  9 parks with various amenities.

Desert Hot Springs public parks  2 parks with various amenities.

Indio public parks  12 parks with various amenities.

La Quinta public parks  14 parks with various amenities.

Palm Desert public parks  12 parks with various amenities.

Palm Springs public parks  11 parks with various amenities.

Rancho Mirage public parks  6 parks with various amenities.

Palm Springs Stadium  capacity: 5,185.

Eldorado Polo Club  Indio, 100+ acres, 400 seat clubhouse.

Empire Polo Club  Indio, 250 acres, various facilities.

Jackalope Ranch  Indio, 6.5 acres with a 21,000 sq. ft. multifaceted lodge, restaurant.

Riverside County Fairgrounds  Indio, 119,680 sq. ft., home to Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival.

The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens  Palm Desert, 1,200 acres, multiple venue spaces.

Indian Wells Tennis Garden  Indian Wells, 24,100 seats in two stadiums, 29 tennis courts, restaurants and amenities.

Nationally Designated Properties  Coachella Valley/High Desert, Event/special use permits for Forest Service-managed properties.

Indoor Venues


California Desert Arts Council offers its legal and tax-exempt status to groups engaged in activities that align with our mission. This enables programs and groups to pursue grant funding that would otherwise not qualify, and thus better serve your constituents, while expanding impact in our region. This typically involves a fee-based contractual arrangement between CDAC and your project.

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Administrative Assistant (full time)
Art Preparator (full time)

Melissa Morgan Fine Art has two full-time openings: administrative assistant and art preparator. Both require data entry and driving. For information or to apply, contact gallery manager Karna Valen at


Editor, Writer, Designer (part time)

Coachella Magazine, which celebrates the art and culture of Coachella Valley and beyond, has part-time openings for a copy editor, graphic designer, and writer. Send cover letter, resume, and work samples to




Palm Desert Traffic Signal Cabinets

The City of Palm Desert seeks up to two artists to create artwork for the set of two traffic signal cabinets on the NW corner of Fred Waring Drive and Cook Street and set of two traffic signal cabinets on the SW corner of Fred Waring Drive and Deep Canyon Road. The deadline for entries is Friday, October 6, at 4 p.m. E-mail for more information.


Day of the Dead Shadow Box Exhibition
La Quinta Museum seeks artists to participate in the Day of the Dead Shadow Box exhibition in October and November. Housed in a traditional cigar box, the shadow box should depict memories of a loved one or a celebration of historical images. Pick up a free cigar box at the museum (there are a limited number available) and return your creation by September 30, 2017.  Contact Robin Stewart.


6th Annual La Quinta Artists Studio Tour

The La Quinta Museum invites artists living in La Quinta share their creative space in the 6th annual studio tour on December 3, 2017. Participants must be current residents of La Quinta. Submit your information.


Desert Screenwriters Guild

Desert Screenwriters Guild announces a casting call for DSC Script Fests on Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Palm Desert Library Community Room, 73300 Fred Warind Drive, Palm Desert. Short scenes provided. RSVP by e-mail, with "Casting" in the subject line, to


Palm Springs International Film Festival

The Palm Springs International Film Festival is accepting submissions for the next festival, January 2-5, 2018, via Withoutabox and Film Freeway. Click for information


Palm Springs Dance Fest

Palm Springs Dance Fest is looking for one more choreographic work (open to all styles of dance) to be "the chosen" artist to join the 2018 PSDF line-up. Each work you submit must be 6 to 12 minutes long and preferably contain four or more dancers. $750 stipend for the selected guest to present. Submissions due by October 15, 2017. Click to apply.


Architecture Design Art Film Festival

The inaugural Architecture Design Art Film Festival, set to debut during Modernism Week (Feb. 23-25, 2018), invites filmmakers to submit their work at


Synergy Music & Arts Festival

Musicians and live painting artists are invited to participate in Synergy Music & Arts Festival on November 11, 2017 at Dateland Park in Coachella, Calif. Presented by Culturas Music & Arts and City. E-mail


Palm Desert Community Gallery

The City of Palm Desert invites artists, art groups, and collectors of unique art or memorabilia to submit a proposal for upcoming exhibitions at the Palm Desert Community Gallery. 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,


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,


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


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