Explore art and culture resources to identify individuals, organizations, businesses, venues, and opportunities in the Coachella Valley region.


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


List and search for jobs in the arts, calls for artists, artist residencies, and arts grants.


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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