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Explore all the ways Tempe can help you enrich your life with arts & culture!

 

Calls to Artists

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.

WATER Exhibition & Artists-in-Residence Program

The Gallery at TCA is seeking applications from Arizona-based artists to apply for the 2019 juried exhibition and paid artists-in-residence program, WATER. The water theme is open-ended and is expected to include artworks that reflect a wide range of topics such as water in the desert, sustainability, mythology, history, science, beauty and more. Three artists will be selected from the juried process to participate in a 12-week artists-in-residence program which includes use of studio spaces set up inside the Gallery at TCA. 

Media:  All will be considered
Exhibition dates:  May 24-August 31, 2019
Deadline to apply: March 22, 2019 at 5pm
Location:  the Gallery at TCA
Full Description
Apply for free on Submittable

Vibrant Artist Cohort

The Vibrant Artist Cohort (VAC) is for performance-based artists who are ready to advance their creative careers, and deepen their administrative skill sets. Artists who participate in the program will develop all aspects of their career through workshops, one-on-one mentorship, artistic support, project development, and financial support. Artists in the program will work towards creating a project that supports their long-term goals and activates Tempe through the inclusion of arts and cultural participation, celebrating diversity, building community connections, and/or supporting local artists.

Amount:
$500 Artist Stipend for participating in cohort
$1000 Vibrant City Project Grant
Deadline: May 6, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility: Individual Artists who live in Maricopa County
More Info | Apply

Arts & Culture Employment

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!

Dance Instructor: Summer Camps | Edna Arts Center

Tempe Arts & Culture seeks Summer Camp Dance Instructors with the instructional experience, skills and confidence to lead youth campers. Camps take place at the Edna Vihel Arts Center (Edna Arts) from June 3-August 2, 2019. 

Deadline to apply: Open until filled; first review of applications on 4/8/19
Position type: part-time, non-benefited
Wage: $14/hour
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9:00-10:30am & 1:00-2:00pm from 6/3-8/2* 
(12.5 hours per week)  *Camp closed for the week of 6/1-6/5
Job Description & Application PDF

Arts Instructor: Summer Camps | Edna Arts Center

Tempe Arts & Culture seeks Summer Camp Arts Instructors with the instructional experience, skills and confidence to lead youth campers to create both realistic and expressive artwork. Camps take place at the Edna Vihel Arts Center (Edna Arts) from June 3-August 2, 2019.  

Deadline to apply: Open until filled; first review of applications on 4/8/19
Position type: part-time, non-benefited
Wage: $14/hour
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 1:00-5:00pm from 6/3-8/2* (20 hours per week)
*Camp closed during the week of 6/1-6/5
Job Description & Application PDF

Arts Office Assistant | Edna Arts Center

Tempe Arts & Culture seeks an Arts Office Assistant to work at the front desk of the Edna Vihel Arts Center (Edna Arts). Tasks include administrative duties, class registration, accounting and marketing for the arts education programming. This role requires customer service skills, creativity, attention to detail, and project management skills.

Deadline to apply: Open until filled; first review of applications on 4/8/19
Position type: part-time, non-benefited
Wage: $12-14/hour
Schedule: 19-28 hours/week; flexible scheduling Monday-Saturday
Job Description & Application PDF

Event Specialist | Tempe Center for the Arts

Tempe Center for the Arts seeks a full-time Event Specialist to be responsible for the event planning and event execution of approximately 175 events per year. This position must have a working knowledge of concepts, principles and practices of event planning, and be able to work independently. This position will require nights, weekends, and holidays, and the schedule will be based on the event calendar for TCA.

First review of applications: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Position type: Full-time, benefited
Salary range: $51,619-69,685
Schedule: 40 hours/week, weekend/evening/holiday availability required
Job description
To apply, go HERE and click on 'Go to Regular Jobs Available' to find the listing for Arts Specialist

Exhibition Installer | Tempe Galleries

Tempe Arts & Culture seeks a motivated, creative and organized individual for a fast-paced and highly visible program that produces nearly 15 exhibitions every year. Tasks take place at the Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts and several satellite spaces including the Tempe Public Library and Post Office on Mill Ave.

Deadline to apply: Open until filled
Position type: part-time, non-benefited
Wage: $16-20/hour
Schedule: maximum 19.5 hours/week; weekend/evening availability required
Job Description & Application PDF

Arts Instructor | Edna Arts Center

Tempe Arts & Culture 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 maja_aurora@tempe.gov.

Deadline to apply: Open until filled
Position type: part-time, non-benefited
Wage: $14/hour
Location: Edna Vihel Arts Center (Rural Rd. & Southern)

Bartender | Tempe Center for the Arts

Tempe Center for the Arts is seeking a part-time bartender to prepare and serve cocktails and concessions. Duties include greeting customers, answering questions, recommending menu items, preparing beverages, serving food, and handling cash/credit transactions. 

Deadline to apply: Open until filled
Position type: part-time, non-benefited
Wage: $13.50-14/hour
Schedule: maximum 19.5 hours/week; weekend/evening availability required
Job Description & Application PDF

Marketing & PR Assistant | Tempe Center for the Arts

Tempe Center for the Arts is seeking a part-time marketing and public relations assistant to assist with communications and administrative duties. Tasks include developing and maintaining social media, copy-writing, and website administration. This role requires creativity, attention to detail, and project management skills.

Deadline to apply: Open until filled
Position type: part-time, non-benefited
Wage: $14-17/hour
Schedule: maximum 19.5 hours/week; flexible scheduling
Job Description & Application PDF

Gallery Greeter | Tempe Center for the Arts

The Gallery Greeter provides patrons with a friendly and welcoming environment for engaging in arts experiences such as exhibitions, workshops and lectures. Greeters are primarily stationed inside the Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts during regular business hours and special events.

Deadline to apply:  Open until filled
Position type: part-time, non-benefited
Wage: $12.50/hour
Schedule: maximum 19.5 hour/week; flexible scheduling
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

Tempe Arts Grants

Tempe Arts Grants

Community Arts Grant

Community Arts Grants are available to non-profit organizations to fund projects with a primary mission of supporting a specific community such as youth, seniors, veterans, and cultural groups in Tempe. Projects should provide quality arts experiences that have a lasting impact on the intended community and project partners. 

Amount: Up to $10,000 - Equal Match Required
Deadline: May 13, 2019 at 5 p.m.
Eligibility: Non-profit organizations
More Info | Apply

Arts Festival Grant

Arts Festival Grants support festivals that celebrate a community, neighborhood, or shared cultural interest with arts and culture programming. Festivals are regularly occurring events that build community through positive arts and culture experiences. Projects that are funded by this grant are held in public spaces and are accessible to the public. 

Amount: Up to $10,000
Deadline: May 13, 2019 at 5 p.m.
Eligibility: Non-profit organizations
More Info | Apply 

 

TCA Excellence Grant

TCA Excellence Grants are available to non-profit organizations that develop artistically complex and rigorous programming, and provide impactful arts experiences at the Tempe Center for the Arts. Eligible activities include the production/presentation of artistic performances, commissioning of new works, or continued innovation of existing programming.

Amount: Up to $10,000
Deadline: May 13, 2019 at 5 p.m.
Eligibility: Non-profit organizations
More Info | Apply

Arts & Culture Workshops

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 in Spring 2019!

Other Opportunities

Other Opportunities

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

Artist Resources & Tools

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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