Call for Work


Call to Artists

Tempe frequently offers opportunities for visual artists to apply for Tempe 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


IN FLUX - Cycle 6
IN FLUX is an innovative multi-city program focused on temporary, site-specific installations in vacant spaces by local Arizona artists. These dynamic projects offer new perspective on the connections between community organizations, local businesses, artists and audiences. IN FLUX provides a unique opportunity for artists to expand their skill-sets, innovatively apply their creativity, and garner public recognition for their work.
Emerging and established artists are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: September 20th - midnight Arizona time
Projects: up to 15 opportunities throughout the valley
Eligiblity: Arizona Artists (Individuals/Collectives/Groups/Teams)
Budget:  up to $7,000 per project
Coffee Talks: Meet
with IN FLUX Project Managers one-on-one at a pre-submittal session. Bring your draft submittal materials and questions to any of the scheduled sessions listed in the RFQ.
Information & Application


 Tempe Galleries

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Calling all Arizona artists!

Tempe Galleries (formerly Tempe Community Galleries) is a satellite program of the Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts. This year, Tempe is seeking Arizona visual artists to participate in unique exhibitions in high traffic public spaces such as the Tempe Public Library and the Post Office on Mill Avenue.  

Click on the "Call for Art" icon to apply now!

 Other Opportunities


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

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.

Avondale - Artspace Projects Survey

The City of Avondale and Artspace Projects, a national, nonprofit organization, are conducting a study of the space needs and preferences of artists and creatively engaged individuals in Avondale, and the surrounding region. This study will assist in the development of affordable new space in Avondale where artists and creatives of all disciplines may live, work, create, showcase their art, and engage with other artists and the public. Help us advance this project by taking the Survey of Artists’ Space Needs and Preferences.
Information & Survey

Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture
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.


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