Arts & Culture Opportunities

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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.


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!


Studio Artist

The Studio Artists Program is seeking a visual artist with teaching experience. This partnership between Tempe Elementary District and the City of Tempe provides students with an opportunity to experience quality arts programming and provide personal studio space for the artists. Artists receive $150 per four-hour workshop taught in approximately 25 classrooms.

Deadline to apply: March 6th at 5 p.m.
Wage: $150/workshop + Studio Space
Location: Tempe Elementary Schools
To apply: View the PDF for more details and information on how to apply 


Arts Instructor - Edna Arts Center

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 PDF; delivery instructions stated on the position descriptions


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.

New opportunities coming soon!


Tempe Arts Grants

New opportunities coming in Spring 2019!


Other Opportunities

The city of Tempe is happy to share local, regional and national opportunities with its residents.


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.



 Tools for Artists

These Guides may help you format your Tempe Public Art project submissions:

Letter of Intent Guide PDF

Artist Resume Guide PDF 



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