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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.
Tour de Dance - Call for Short Films
Dance filmmakers are invited to submit short films that are created at Tempe Town Lake to be screened during "EDGE: Tour de Dance" at the Tempe Center for the Arts on April 18, 2020. The films will be screened is the Sculpture Garden at the Tempe Center for the Arts after a bike tour that travels around Tempe Town Lake stopping at locations with live dance performances.
Deadline: Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 11:59pm
More Info: To submit your film, visit the Tempe Arts Submittable page
Arts & Culture Employment
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!
Event Assistant | Tempe Center for the Arts
Tempe Arts & Culture seeks an Event Assistant to join the Tempe Center for the Arts team. This position will assist with event facilitation and requires excellent customer service and communication skills. Tasks include conducting walk-throughs, managing assigned events, and serving as the day-of, onsite contact.
Closing date: Open until filled
Hourly wage: $16-18/hour
Work schedule: Maximum 19.5 hours per week; varied hours, availability on evenings and weekends is required
Job Description + Application PDF
Event Attendants | Tempe Center for the Arts
Tempe Center for the Arts continually accepts applications for four Event Attendant positions from applicants with strong customer service skills. Event Attendants interface with the public, ensure house safety procedures are followed, assist patrons during events, and/or drive golf cart shuttles.
Positions: Parking Attendant | 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 PDF; delivery instructions stated on the position descriptions
Visitor Services Assistant - Tempe History Museum
Tempe Arts & Culture seeks a Visitor Services Assistant to work at the reception desk of Tempe History Museum. Tasks include greeting and providing information to visitors; answering main phone and directing calls; assisting rental customers; monitoring and responding to issues in the public spaces; customer services and sales for the Museum Store; assisting with set-up for events and programs; and assist with administrative tasks. This role requires excellent customer service skills, consistent and reliable attendance; ability to be flexible; serve a variety of customers in a friendly manner.
Closing date: Open until filled; first review of applications on January 15, 2020
Hourly wage: $12-$14 per hour
Work schedule: 15-19 hours per week on Saturdays, Sundays, and some evenings
Tempe Arts Grants
For more information about Arts Grants visit the website
Arts & Culture Workshops
Tempe frequently offers arts entrepreneurship workshops for artists. These workshops are open to the public, and serve a wide range of artistic disciplines.
The city of Tempe is happy to share local, regional and national opportunities with its residents.
Tempe Marketplace - Call for Artists
Tempe Marketplace is getting a major upgrade and renovation, transforming every corner of one of Arizona’s most highly trafficked shopping centers. Tempe Marketplace will be selecting a handful of artworks to adorn the graphic panels around the property. The medium and style are up to the artist--paint, graphic design, photography, etc--just as long as it can be delivered digitally in high resolution. The panels are in highly visible locations, and will set the tone of the environment as people walk by.
Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020
More Info: To apply and learn more, see the Tempe Marketplace Artist Call PDF
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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