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Yes, you can make a living as an artist. It takes a lot of work – and a little entrepreneurial savvy. The City of Tempe offers workshops designed specifically for artists. Each one has a unique topic, expert presenters, and will provide hands-on guidance that can be immediately used by artists in their practices. The workshops are free and open to all artists in the Valley. 

Upcoming Workshops

Knowing Who You Are in Today's World of Music

July 2, 2019, 6-8 p.m. at the Tempe Center for the Arts

A workshop to starting and maintaining a viable career as a working musician lead by musician, Sandra Bassett. This workshop will help you to identify your music style, goals and objectives and show you how to begin, maintain and grow your career as a working musician!

This event is FREE but registration is limited to 30

Marketing Yourself as a Musician

October 8, 2019, 6-8 p.m. at the Tempe Center for the Arts

Ever wonder how to use social media and other marketing tools to grow your music exposure? This workshop lead by musician, Sandra Bassett, will help you learn how to use different tools to get exposure and create your own music brand identity!

This event is FREE but registration is limited to 30

Sandra BassettSandra Bassett, MBA is a vocalist /keyboardist who performs Internationally and Nationally, and sings several genres of music. Her extensive solo and band experiences combined with her MBA in Marketing makes her one who is poised to bring you qualified information on “Knowing Who You Are in Today’s World of Music”.


Past Workshops
Planning Your Artistic Legacy Workshop

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.  
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Artists for Change Vol. 2

Saturday, September 28, 2018, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
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Grants Process & Community-Minded Art

October 4, 2017, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
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Selling Your Work in Festivals & Stores

September 30, 2017, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
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The Ins & Outs of Public Art

September 23, 2017, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
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Getting Your Foot in the Door

September 20, 2017, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
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Artist Surveys

Tempe Creatives workshops are provided based on the needs of the Tempe artist and creatives community. In the summer of 2017, the City of Tempe released a survey that was completed by 272 artists from multiple artistic fields. The survey focused on artist needs and interests for Arts Entrepreneurship Workshops. 

Survey Results


Maja Aurora, Director of Arts Engagement
Julie Akerly, Arts Engagement Specialist

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Updated on 11/13/2018 10:53 AM