Meet Our Scholars

La Quinta Arts Foundation (LQAF) has awarded more than $1.3 million in scholarships to college-bound students from the Coachella Valley. LQAF periodically spotlights these students as they progress through their education and begin careers as professionals in the arts. Here are updates from some of our scholars.

California Desert Arts Council

In lockstep with its mission to promote and cultivate the arts in the Coachella Valley, in 2016 LQAF became the lead investor in the California Desert Arts Council (CDAC), whose mission is to unify, empower, and promote the arts in the region. CDAC provides valuable communications to the arts and culture sector as well as a portal to resources and opportunities.
Some of the CDAC programs that LQAF has supported include:

  • ArtsTank Greater Palm Springs where creativity, innovation and technology connect to address important societal issues through the arts.
  • Keep Art Alive a grant program for artists and arts organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Meet the Creatives arts and media career explorations for local high school students
  • Artists, Audience, and Place creative placemaking and marketing workshop in partnership with Americans For the Arts