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Calls to Artists

Tempe Arts + Culture frequently has opportunities for artists and creatives to perform at events, share work in gallery spaces, design and create public art, and many other opportunities with Tempe History Museum, Tempe Public Art, Tempe Galleries, Tempe Arts Engagement, and Tempe Center for the Arts.

Tempe Playlist - Call to Creatives

Tempe Playlist: Saturn Sessions is a locally-inspired audio project that will capture and celebrate the talents of local creatives (musicians, poets, spoken word artists, emcees, singers and storytellers) who live, work and/or study within the 85283 and 85284 zip codes. The objective of this project is to highlight the diverse sounds of these artists and connect them to a broader audience. Selected artists will also have the opportunity to be commissioned for the Saturn Sessions live performances at local destinations. The selected recordings will be compiled into a digital playlist that will be available online and visually marketed on Orbit Saturn buses.

Eligibility: Local musicians, poets, spoken word artists, emcees, singers & storytellers of all ages who live, work and/or study in 85283 and 85284.
Deadline: Wednesday, June 6 at noon
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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 Instructor

The City of Tempe Arts & Culture Division is seeking arts instructors to lead youth and adult arts classes at the Edna Vihel Arts Center. Current open positions are in Ceramics, Dance, and Music. Tempe is always accepting applications for arts instructors at the Edna Vihel Arts Center in other artistic mediums as well. If you would like to be considered for teaching any of these classes, send a cover letter and resume to

Deadline to apply: Open until filled
Position type: part-time, non-benefited
Wage: $14/hour
Location: Edna Vihel Arts Center (Rural Rd. & Southern)


Event Attendants - Tempe Center for the Arts

Three Event Attendant positions, with varying levels of responsibility, are currently open to applicants with strong customer service skills. Event Attendants interface with the public, ensure house safety procedures are followed, and assist patrons during events. 

Positions: Event Attendant | Event Attendant Senior | Event Attendant Lead
Deadline: Open until the needs of the City are met;
To apply: Print and complete an Application; delivery instructions stated on the position descriptions

 Arts Workshops

Tempe frequently offers arts entrepreneurship workshops for artists.These workshops are open to the public, and serve a wide range of artistic disciplines.

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Tempe Arts Grants

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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 (ACA)

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.

Americans for the Arts (AFTA)
As an arts leader, you need opportunities for learning, dialogue, and sharing strategies with colleagues. Americans for the Arts offers an array of leadership development programs and tools to assist you at every level of your professional career. Find professional development tools on the Services and Training page of the AFTA 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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