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Arts Workshops

Tempe frequently offers arts entrepreneurship workshops for artists.These workshops are open to the public, and serve a wide range of artistic disciplines.

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Tempe Public Art

Tempe frequently offers opportunities for artists to apply for Tempe Public Art commissions. These projects are open to artists nationally or locally, depending on budget and the amount of community contact that needs to take place.

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Tempe History Museum

The Tempe History Museum frequently has opportunities for artists to perform at their events, share work in their gallery spaces, and other opportunities.

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Tempe Galleries

Tempe frequently offers opportunities for artists to apply for Tempe Center for the Arts and Tempe Galleries exhibitions.

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 Tempe Arts Jobs

If you're interested in the administration side of the arts, you'll find Tempe jobs posted here. Tempe Arts + Culture is made up of a diverse, enthusiastic, and talented team!

Arts Instructor

Tempe is always accepting applications for arts instructors at the Edna Vihel Center for the Arts. Classes are available for youth and adults in jewelry, ceramics, painting, mosaic, theater, and dance. If you would like to be considered for teaching any of these classes, send a cover letter and resume to


Tempe Arts Grants

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Other Opportunities

The city of Tempe is happy to share local, regional and national opportunities with its residents.

Valley Metro

RFQ No. 17026-NWE-II ART

Valley Metro Rail, Inc. requests interested parties to submit Statements of Qualifications (“SOQ”) for Artist Services for the Northwest Extension Phase II.

Scope of Services:  Valley Metro is looking for seven experienced artists for the Northwest Extension Phase II Light Rail Project.  There are art opportunities at three light rail stations and one park and ride/transit center for experienced artists.  There are art opportunities at a traction power substation and a signal house that are geared toward emerging artists.  There will also be an opportunity to design the wall treatment for the ramp wall of the light rail bridge over I-17.  Each artist will work directly with stakeholders to create unique and engaging artworks.

Pre-Submittal Conference:   A Pre-Submittal Conference will be held on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. (MST) at 101 N. 1st Avenue, Suite 1300, Phoenix, Arizona  85003.

Submission Date/Time:  Friday, August 4, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. (MST).  Submittals received after the specified time will not be accepted.

The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) documents will be available for downloading on or about Friday, June 23, 2017.  Interested firms may log in and download the RFQ documents at Valley Metro’s third party bidding site, Any questions regarding this solicitation should be directed to Agency’s Contracts and Procurement Department via email to

Valley Metro reserves the right to reject any and all Submittals.


Artist Resources

Arizona Commission on the Arts (ACA)

The Arts Opportunities page is a great resource for artists, educators, and administrators to find local and national opportunities in all arts disciplines. Join the ACA mailing list to receive email notices about new postings.

Americans for the Arts (AFTA)
As an arts leader, you need opportunities for learning, dialogue, and sharing strategies with colleagues. Americans for the Arts offers an array of leadership development programs and tools to assist you at every level of your professional career. Find professional development tools on the Services and Training page of the AFTA website.



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Tools for Artists

These Guides may help you format your Tempe Public Art project submissions:

Letter of Intent Guide

Artist Resume Guide

Image List Guide




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