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Platform logoThe public art programs from Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Surprise have joined forces in platFORM, an initiative to offer opportunities for student artists to create sculptures for temporary placement in public places. platFORM aims to provide experiences and education to students, from the application process through installation, in hopes of preparing these emerging artists  for future public art opportunities and to gain wider exposure for their artwork.

 Students currently enrolled in an arts program at any university, community, or private college within the state of Arizona are eligible to apply. The Request for Proposals is typically released during the spring semester, with artworks installed in September for the duration of one year.

Tempe's platFORM sculpture is at the north-east corner of Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway, and in front of the Bike Corral at Tempe Beach Park.


 Cycle 4 

Edward Dibler, Gears of Life, Bike Corral


Edward Dibler
Gears of Life
September 2016





 Cycle 3

Articles about Cycle 3:   Mesa Community College


Lisa Bernal Brethour
Rain Song 
October 2015 - September 2016





 Natural Monolith

David Higley, Ashley Bennardo, 
& Jephyr Curtis
Natural Monolith
September 2015 - September 2016




 Cycle 2


Dale Andress
2014 - October 2015






Shelby Larson
Radial Joy 
October 2014 - September 2015




Cycle 1

Industrial Desert


Connor Coffman
Industrial Desert 
September 2013 - June 2014




 Los Cactus

Liz Graves & Rowdy Durham
Los Cactus Bailarines 
September 2013 - September 2014