The Tempe Arts & Culture Division develops and manages the city's arts and culture programs and services. The City is dedicated to enriching the lives of the local and extended community by providing life-long engagement through accessible cultural, social, and educational experiences. The links below lead to Tempe Arts & Culture programs to help you discover and enjoy a variety of creative and cultural experiences. See a show, take a class, tour a building, peruse an exhibit… there’s much to see and do in Tempe! 

For information about Tempe’s public art program visit:

For information about Art Grants visit: 

For information about Galleries and Performing Arts visit: 

 The City of Tempe is inviting artists and artist teams to use their creative skills to bring forth collaboration and idea-generation with residents who live near Tempe’s city parks. Artists will work with residents to develop an Arts in the Parks event that will take place in Spring 2020. Artists with experience leading collaborative exercises, facilitating conversations, creating art with community, listening and guiding conversations, and/or teaching are encouraged to apply.

 The City of Tempe is looking for visual artists to work with communities who live near Tempe parks.  Artists will attend planning meetings, host workshops, and work with community members to create temporary and participatory visual arts projects that enhance and highlights the park and park’s community during an Arts in the Parks event in Spring 2020. Artists with experience in community-based art-making, community-driven design, creative placemaking and/or have experience involving community in the ideation, creation, and implementation of creating and sharing art are encouraged to apply.

Dance filmmakers are invited to submit short films that are created at Tempe Town Lake to be screened during "EDGE: Tour de Dance" at the Tempe Center for the Arts on April 18, 2020. 

Deadline: Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 11:59pm


  • Films can be up to 5 minutes in length
  • Films must be based around themes of water, the history of Tempe Town Lake, the Tempe Community, or inspiration from Public Art works on Tempe Town Lake (to view public art projects visit the public art map found at: and select the "all art tab")
  • Films may not include footage of any content that breaks the law, religious content, profane language, or nudity.

Project Information

This event is part of EDGE programming at the Tempe Center for the Arts, produced in collaboration with artist, Halley Willcox. Films will be screened after a bike tour that will travel around Tempe Town Lake stopping at locations with live performances. 


For questions contact Julie Akerly, Arts Engagement Specialist at or (480) 350-5175.

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Within 60 days of completing the project, a Final Report must be submitted to the City of Tempe. The report will require you to share the outcomes of your project as well images and/or video documentation of your programming. Applicants who fail to complete final reports on time will not be eligible for future arts grants funding from the City of Tempe.

Pursuant to the Grant’s terms and conditions, the City of Tempe has the rights to use any materials submitted in the Final Report for data collection and promotional purposes. 

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