JDS Creative Academy Gets $30,000 Grant for 7th Annual DigiFest Temecula Event

By: Sharjeel Sohaib


Feb 10, 2023


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  • The City of Temecula has awarded a $30,000 grant to JDS Creative Academy’s digital media event, DigiFestĀ® Temecula.
  • The 7th Annual DigiFestĀ® Temecula will have resources upgraded by the grant, which will be used for industry speakers, design and technology, and advertising.
  • JDS Creative Academy is a 501c3 non-profit organization that promotes education and training in the performing and visual arts and fine and producing arts.

DigiFest Temecula Awarded Grant

The City of Temecula’s grant program, Community Service FundinG, has given $30,000 to the JDS Creative Academy’s digital media event, DigiFestĀ® Temecula. The City Council of Temecula awarded more than $1.1 million in grants to 49 neighborhood non-profit initiatives serving only Temecula residents.

The grant will help level up DigiFestĀ® resources by giving funds for well-known industry speakers, cutting-edge design and technology, eye-catching advertising, and much more. 

 The 7th Annual DigiFestĀ® Temecula, which takes place this year, will undoubtedly be a memorable occasion. This year’s DigiFestĀ® theme is Level Up Your Creativity.

“JDS Creative Academy is pleased that the city of Temecula has given DigiFestĀ® Temecula a $30,000 grant; our festival will be more special than before,” exclaimed coordinator Lynn Cohen.

The City of Temecula, formerly recognized as the International Temecula Film and Music Festival, has been reimagined by JDS Creative Academy as DigiFestĀ® Temecula.

The community and the surrounding area can join together and experience digital media in various creative and artistic forms thanks to DigiFestĀ® Temecula.

JDS Creative Academy’s Mission

JDSCA is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that promotes apprenticeships, education, and performing and visual arts training. They provide courses and programs in various artistic fields writing scripts, producing, making music, and fine art.

The goal of JDS Creative Academy is to enhance instruction and training in the performing, visual, and literary arts, as well as fine and producing art to satisfy the California Education Core Standards. The mission of JDSCA is to advance the youth, the arts, engineering, and technology workforce in California and across the country via education, training, and apprenticeship.

Benefits of JDS Creative Academy

Creative production arts allow people to develop their creativity, self-confidence, leadership, and teamwork abilities at JDS.

People will be able to experience that environment through JDS Creative Academy and achieve new heights in their long-term educational and professional aspirations. The educational landscape in California is depressingly economic. 

Numerous essential vocational and artistic programs need to be scaled back or discontinued. The local school districts are turning to outside sources to fill the gap left by the State’s inability to fund their demands for staff and equipment. 

An education in the visual, performing, and production arts is required to succeed in the future workforce of today. These factors make a creative academy like JDS Creative Academy necessary to support an educational environment that is constantly evolving.

DigiFest Temecula

For six years, DigiFestĀ® Temecula has been a mainstay in the Temecula area and works to open up chances for everyone in the digital media sector. Emmy winners, studio executives, directors, live entertainment, producers, influencers, gamers, and many other digital-media business experts have all been welcomed at the event. Diane Strand, the founder and executive director of JDS Creative Academy, founded this event with much passion.

Wrap Up!

JDS Creative Academy is a non-profit organization that promotes apprenticeships, education, and training in the performing, visual, and literary arts. The 7th Annual DigiFestĀ® Temecula, an event organized by JDS Creative Academy, has been awarded a $30,000 grant by the City of Temecula’s Community Service Funding program. This year’s theme is “Level Up Your Creativity.” DigiFestĀ® Temecula provides an opportunity for the community to experience digital media in various creative and artistic forms. 


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