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 ARTS OPPORTUNITIES

 
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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.

Call to Artists: Highline Canal Multi-use Path Public Art Opportunity

The City of Tempe invites artists to submit qualifications to design enhancements for the Highline Canal Multi-use Path, a stretch of canal between Baseline Road and Knox Road. Possible art opportunities include, but are not limited to, pathway treatments, shade structure embellishment and/or additions, the creation of landmarks throughout the trail, seating, and lighting.

Eligibility: Professional artist/artist team residing and eligible to work in the United States
Budget: $170,000
Deadline: Monday, April 3 @ midnight (11:59pm) MST
Pre-Submittal Session: Monday, March 27, 9-11am at Press Coffee Roasters
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Call to Artists: Maple Ash NA Public Art Opportunity

The Maple Ash Neighborhood Association (MANA) invites artists to submit qualifications to design and install public art on a concrete standpipe at the NW corner of 13th Street and Maple Avenue. The Maryanne Corder Neighborhood Grant offers an opportunity to create an artistic enhancement that will complement the existing public public art, and feature the very unique qualities of the neighborhood.

Eligibility: All artists/artist teams residing in Arizona
Budget: $10,000
Deadline: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
*Find "Tools for Artists" below for submission formatting guides
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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 Office Assistant

The Arts Office Assistant position works at the front desk of the Edna Vihel Center for the Arts. We are seeking an assistant to help with administrative duties, class registration, accounting, and marketing for the arts education programming. This role requires customer service skills, creativity, attention to detail, and project management skills. Position is 19.5 hours/week (Mon-Fri 1-6pm, and optional Saturdays 8-5pm)

Wage: $14-$15/hour
Deadline: March 20, 2017
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Application

Youth Arts Programming Assistant

This position is responsible for programming early childhood arts events for 1-6 year olds at the Edna Vihel Center. Events include Free Art Fridays and Tea Time Thursdays, as well as developing and implementing new programming. This role requires related professional experience and completed coursework in early childhood education, arts education, visual arts, performing arts, museum studies and/or arts administration. Position up to 10 hours/week with flexible days/times (Monday-Friday); during the school year must be available Fridays; and during the summer on Thursdays.

Wage: $14-$16/hour
Deadline: March 20, 2017
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Application

Adult Painting Instructor

Teach a variety of evening adult painting classes at the Edna Vihel Center for the Arts. Looking for painting artists who have instructional experience and 2-3 years of experience and education in painting, and knowledge of teaching techniques. Classes will be held on weeknights, Mon-Thurs between 6:30-9:30pm.

Wage: $14/hour
Deadline: March 20, 2017
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Application

Youth Dance Instructor

Teach a variety of youth dance classes to student's ages 2-16 at the Edna Vihel Center for the Arts. Looking for performing and studio dancers who have instructional experience and 2-3 years of experience and education in performing arts, and knowledge of teaching techniques. Daytime classes, flexible schedule Monday-Friday.

Wage: $14/hour
Deadline: March 20, 2017
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Application

Tempe Public Art Assistant

This position assists with projects related to public art. This includes meeting planning, clerical support, research, artist assistance and project documentation. Requires comprehensive computer skills; Responsible clerical or secretarial experience including public contact; Related professional experience and/or completed course work in the visual arts, performing arts, art history, museum studies and arts administration. Bachelor’s Degree preferred, but not required.

Wage: $14-16/hour
Hours: 19.5 hrs/wk with flexible days/times (Mon-Fri)
Deadline: Open Until Filled
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Application


Tempe Arts Grants

Youth and Family Arts Grant

Youth and Family Arts Grants are available to non-profit organizations to fund quality arts projects with a primary mission of supporting family and youth-centered arts programming in Tempe. Applicants may request up to $8,000 in matching funds.

Deadline: May 1, 2017 @ 5pm
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Artistic Excellence Grant

Artistic Excellence Grants are available to non-profit organizations to support arts programming in Tempe that demonstrates high artistic quality as well as innovation in both programming and artist selection. Funding amounts vary based on annual budget.

Deadline: May 1, 2017 @ 5pm
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Arts in the Parks Grant

Arts in the Parks Grants are available to registered Tempe Neighborhood Associations and Homeowner’s Associations to bring arts to their neighborhood parks. This pilot program was created to enhance the quality of life in our neighborhoods and bring more community-initiated and informal arts programming to Tempe. Projects may be in the form of performances and/or visual arts exhibitions by local/regional artists and/or from Tempe schools.

Deadline: May 1, 2017 @ 5pm
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Sustaining the Arts Grant

Sustaining Arts Grants are available to individual artists and non-profit organizations to help produce capacity building and artist resource initiatives that would support the long-term growth of artists and arts organizations in Tempe. Grant requests are available for up to $750. Due 6 weeks before project start date. 

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Mini Grant

Mini Grants are available to schools and non-profit organizations to help fund arts-related projects serving Tempe residents. Mini Grant requests are available up to a maximum of $750, and the budget must show equal matching dollars. Due 6 weeks before project start date. 

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Other Opportunities

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

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Artist Resources


Arizona Commission on the Arts

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.


Western States Arts Federation
The Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) developed Artists Register, a resource for artists to post their pertinent information and images on the web. Public art programs, private individuals and businesses utilize this site to find and learn more about artists. This resource is offered to artists at a reduced fee due to a consortium of Arizona cities and the Arizona Commission on the Arts supporting the 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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