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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

Artists' for Change Vol. 3

December 15, 2018, 10-1 p.m.
at the Tempe Center for the Arts

Artists' for Change is an Artist Development program that brings together Artists/Creatives to create Self and Social transformation.

Are you a master of one or a Jack or Jill of all trades? At Artists' for Change Vol 3. We will be discussing this question. Artists will give their interpretation by performing their craft expressing their mastery. This event will include discussions, performances, and music by Mic Maven

Artists’ for Change is developed by Niamey Thomas with support from the Tempe Center for the Arts and funding from The Charles Delmar Foundation. 

Nilo Thomas - Author
Nathanael Butler – Comedian 
Hillary Franklin – Comedian
Ariijay – Poet
Esmon - Singer 
And Many More!

Past Workshops

Planning Your Artistic Legacy Workshop

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.  
More Info

Artists for Change Vol. 2

Saturday, September 28, 2018, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
More Info

Grants Process & Community-Minded Art

October 4, 2017, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
More Info

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.
More Info

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