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.


IDEA Campus - Tempe Public Art Opportunity

The City of Tempe, in partnership with the Boyer Company, invites artists to submit qualifications to create permanent artwork within the IDEA Tempe Campus, and to provide masterplan art concepts for the overall campus.  The campus is located immediately west of the Tempe Center for the Arts (TCA) and between Rio Salado Parkway and the Rio Salado Multi-use Path. The IDEA Tempe Campus is an approximately 18-acre multi-phased development that is expected to include multiple office buildings, a hotel, parking structures and art related spaces that will complement the TCA.  

Deadline: January 4, 2019, at 11:59 PM
More Info: Click for PDF 
To apply: Click here for Tempe Public Art Submittable platform


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!


Arts Coordinator - Edna Arts Center

Tempe Arts & Culture is seeking a qualified Arts Coordinator to manage the Studio Classes at the Edna Vihel Arts Center. These programs are for preschool-age to adult students and include ceramics, dance, theater and visual arts. The ideal candidate will have arts administration experience including, but not limited to, managing and supporting part-time staff and teaching artists, scheduling classes, creating brochure content, customer service, and managing supplies. 

First review of applications: December 3, 2018
Position type: full-time, benefited
Salary Range: $57,294 to $77,346
Location: Edna Vihel Arts Center (Rural Rd. & Southern)
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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:

Lee_Jaycee Park-50Letter of Intent Guide PDF

Artist Resume Guide PDF

Image List Guide PDF




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