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

Youth Dance Instructor - Temporary
The City of Tempe Recreation Department seeks performing and studio dancers who have instructional experience to teach youth dance classes to students aged 2-6 years.
Deadline: open until the needs of the City are met
Hourly wage: $14.00
Work schedule: Weekday mornings, April - August 2015

 Other Opportunities

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

Valley Metro - Public Art RFQ
Valley Metro is seeking to commission four public artists to provide Artist Services along the Gilbert Road Light Rail Extension Project. The 1.9 mile light rail extension will run along Main Street from Mesa Drive to Gilbert Road in Mesa, AZ.
Deadline: Thursday, August 6th, 2015 at 3pm Arizona Time
Budget: Four commissions ranging from $35,000 - $235,000
Pre-Submittal Conference: Tuesday, June 16th at 1pm, 101 North 1st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003

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