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Call to Artists

Tempe frequently offers opportunities for visual artists to apply for city public art commissions and Tempe Center for the Arts and Community Galleries' exhibitions. These projects are open to artists nationally or locally, depending on budget and the amount of community contact that needs to take place. 

Join the Call to Artists electronic mailing list for updates or bookmark this page.

Other valuable opportunities exist for artists working in the field. 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.

City of Tempe opportunities
There are no opportunities at this time.

Miscellaneous opportunities

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

City of Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture
Grand Canalscape Multi-use Trail Enhancements RFQ
The Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture requests qualifications from professional artists to work with an engineering design team, City departments, community groups and stakeholders to design integrated public art and other enhancements along the Grand Canal corridor from 15th Avenue to 40th Street in central Phoenix.
Full Information
Estimated budget: $500,000
Deadline for submissions: December 8, 2014 at 5:00p
m Arizona time
For more information contact Rebecca Blume Rothman at Rebecca.Rothman@phoenix.gov
or the Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture at 602-262-4637

Sky Harbor Terminal 3 Modernization RFQ
The Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture requests qualifications from professional artists to create signature works as part of the modernizaton of the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Terminal 3. The modernization of Terminal 3, a 35-year old facility, will incorporate new finishes, facades, infrastructure and specialty systems, and provide the City of Phoenix with a bold space that acts as a front door for travelers to the city and state. The project offers several opportunities to integrate major artworks into the building architecture and create stand-alone landmarks that can be experienced from multiple perspectives inside the terminal. The selected artists/artist teams will be required to work closely with the design team to incorporate the artwork into the terminal design and construction documents.
Full Information
Estimated budget: up to $4,000,000
Deadline for submissions: December 5, 2014 at 5:00pm Arizona time
For more information contact Rebecca Blume Rothman at Rebecca.Rothman@phoenix.gov or the Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture at 602-262-4637

The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program has established an ongoing mentorship program as a professional development opportunity for emerging artists living in metropolitan Phoenix. Artists selected to participate in the mentorship program have the opportunity to work with an established public artist on a significant public art commission for the city of Phoenix and to earn an honorarium of up to $5,000.