Call for Work


Call to Artists

Tempe frequently offers opportunities for artists to apply for Tempe Public Art commissions and Tempe Center for the Arts and Community Galleries' exhibitions. These projects are open to artists nationally or locally, depending on budget and the amount of community contact that needs to take place. 

Join the Call to Artists electronic mailing list for updates, or bookmark this page.

Other valuable opportunities exist for artists, educators, and creatives working in the field. The Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) developed Artists Register, a resource for artists to post their pertinent information and images on the web. Public art programs, private individuals and businesses utilize this site to find and learn more about artists. This resource is offered to artists at a reduced fee due to a consortium of Arizona cities and the Arizona Commission on the Arts supporting the website.

Tempe Public Art

Stay tuned for upcoming opportunities!


 Tempe Galleries

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Calling all Arizona artists!

Tempe Galleries (formerly Tempe Community Galleries) is a satellite program of the Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts. This year, Tempe is seeking Arizona visual artists to participate in unique exhibitions in high traffic public spaces such as the Tempe Public Library and the Post Office on Mill Avenue.  

Click on the "Call for Art" icon to apply now!

 Other Opportunities


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

air - Artist in Residence at TechShop in Chandler
The Residency program is designed to not only provide a great facility for an artist to explore and expand their work, but also to engage and enrich our TechShop member community. Artists work on projects that are shared with the TechShop community.
Deadline: November 15 - midnight (MST)
Residency: Spring 2016, January-May
Opportunities: 2-4 residencies awarded per cycle. 
Accepted artist will have unlimited access to the shop, classes, and workshops.
Information & Application

Arizona Commission on the Arts

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.

Avondale - Artspace Projects Survey

The City of Avondale and Artspace Projects, a national, nonprofit organization, are conducting a study of the space needs and preferences of artists and creatively engaged individuals in Avondale, and the surrounding region. This study will assist in the development of affordable new space in Avondale where artists and creatives of all disciplines may live, work, create, showcase their art, and engage with other artists and the public. Help us advance this project by taking the Survey of Artists’ Space Needs and Preferences.
Information & Survey

Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture
The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program has established an ongoing mentorship program as a professional development opportunity for emerging artists living in metropolitan Phoenix. Artists selected to participate in the mentorship program have the opportunity to work with an established public artist on a significant public art commission for the city of Phoenix and to earn an honorarium of up to $5,000.


Tools for Artists
These Guides may help you format your Tempe Public Art project submissions:
Letter of Intent Guide
Artist Resume Guide
Image List Guide