Welcome to Tempe Arts & Culture!
See a show, take a class, visit an exhibit or gallery in Tempe! Explore all of the creative and cultural experiences the city has to offer at Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe History Museum and Edna Vihel Arts Center. The Arts & Culture Division develops and manages the city's arts and culture programs and services including Arts Engagement and Tempe Public Art. Tempe is dedicated to enriching the lives of the local and extended community by providing life-long engagement through accessible cultural, social, and educational experiences.
NOW OPEN! 2020 Arts & Culture Award Nomination
These awards celebrate excellence in arts and culture by recognizing individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to arts and culture in Tempe.
Due to Covid-19, award recipients will be contacted and posted on this webpage in-lieu of award presentations at a public event.
Engaged Educator: Such Styles
Creative Entrepreneur: Rodney Hu
Community Impact: Gayle Shanks & Bob Sommer (Changing Hands Bookstore)
Cultural Connector: Evan Liggins
Innovation: FABRIC (Angela Johnson & Sherri Barry)
Tempe seeking visual artist for Studio Artists Program
Tempe’s Studio Artists Program is looking for a visual artist with teaching experience. This partnership between Tempe Elementary District and the City of Tempe provides students with an opportunity to experience quality arts programming while providing personal studio space for the artists.
Artists receive $150 per four-hour workshop taught in approximately 25 classrooms. The artist will develop one workshop that relates to his or her artistic expertise and teach that same workshop to 4th graders. The residency commitment is two years with an option to renew.
The artist will receive a studio space located at an elementary school in Tempe. The personal studio space is available to the artist at all times of the day and throughout the year.
Email the following in one PDF document to: email@example.com
Cover Letter: Describe why you are interested in the position. (1 page)
Resume: Include recent teaching experience and accomplishments as an artist (2 pages)
Three Images of Personal Artwork: images of completed artwork (3 pages, 1 image per page)
Deadline: Monday, July 8th, at 5 p.m.
Questions? Maja Aurora at 480-350-5160, firstname.lastname@example.org