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Teaching Artist Opportunity: Virtual Mini-Lesson Grants

The Arizona Commission on the Arts is offering a pair of new grants to support Arizona teaching artists in the creation of virtual mini-lessons that focus on mindfulness, fun, and relief for young people and older adults as well as their guardians and caregivers.

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Apply Now: AZ Youth Arts Council

The Arizona Commission on the Arts is looking for creative, passionate young people (age 14-19) to join the AZ Youth Arts Council to ensure that Arizona's youth perspective is heard in arts programming and policy. Apply by September 14, 2020.

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NEA Virtual Town Hall

The National Endowment for the Arts and the Arizona Commission on the Arts want to hear from you! Join us for an information session on grants and resources followed by a town hall style conversation about what Arizona's arts sector needs to survive and thrive in these unprecedented times.

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The opportunities featured below are selected from listings submitted for inclusion on our website's Jobs and Arts Opportunities boards by the organization or company offering the opportunity. Questions regarding a particular opportunity should be directed to the organization or company listed with the opportunity. 

While Arts Commission staff endeavor to offer a broad selection of quality opportunities, inclusion here should not be interpreted as an endorsement.


HeART of Goodyear

City of Goodyear Arts & Culture

Apply by August 30, 2020

The City of Goodyear is seeking ten Maricopa County artists to paint themed artwork on fiberglass hearts installed at city parks and facilities. Artists will design and paint artwork onto a heart to celebrate Goodyear’s 75th Anniversary.

Art Quilts XXV: Fleeting Moments

Vision Gallery

Apply by September 14, 2020

Submit your most significant work to this annual exhibition of contemporary art quilts, showcasing some of the finest textile art on display in the regional Southwest. This exhibition will take place at Vision Gallery.

Open Call for Writers and Artists

Sunspot Literary Journal

Apply by August 31, 2020

Accepting fiction, nonfiction, poetry and art; prose can range from 10 to 49,000 words. Pays stipends for select pieces.

The Human Spirit | 2D Juried Art Exhibit

Herberger Theater Center

Apply by September 30, 2020

The Human Spirit Exhibit will be on display in Bob’s Spot Gallery at the Herberger Theater Center from December 4, 2020 – February 2, 2021. The exhibit is open to artists 18 years and older who reside in Arizona. Only two dimensional artwork will be accepted. Work will be selected using a blind jury process. Criteria include: adequacy to the theme, originality and quality of execution.

Call to Artists | The Western Show

Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild

Apply by August 21, 2020

Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild is now accepting entries for the 100% online Western Show. All artists working in primarily water-based media are encouraged to apply.

Materials Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition

Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX

Apply September 30, 2020

The call for contemporary craft artists for the 34th annual Materials Hard + Soft is now open. Arizona artists working in the area of crafts in a contemporary style are encouraged to apply by September 30, 2020.

The Prescott Valley Fine Art Showcase 2020: Building Community

Town of Prescott Valley Arts and Culture Commission

Apply by August 25, 2020

The Prescott Valley Fine Art Showcase is an annual juried 2D and 3D art show in the Prescott Valley Public Library sponsored by the Arts and Culture Commission. The Commission seeks to highlight the diverse local talent we have in Northern Arizona.

Climate Change and the Arts Call for Writers

The Artist's Path

Apply by November 15, 2020

Needed Poems, Monologues, Scenes, 10 min plays, full length plays for a multi-year project on Climate Change and the Arts.

The 3rd Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition

New York Art Competitions

Apply by January 12, 2021

Fine artists from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, Portugal, the Latin American diaspora, and artists residing in any of the above, are invited to submit their works for a chance to be selected for promotional awards designed to boost their careers.

Call for Sculpture | 2020 Civic Center Bronze Sculpture Project

The Town of Prescott Valley

Apply by October 2, 2020

The Arts and Culture Commission of the Town of Prescott Valley requests the submission of Statements of Qualifications from artists or artist groups to design, fabricate, and install a major permanent bronze artwork on the Civic Center Campus.

Waterfront Splash Pad

Scottsdale Public Art

Apply by September 4, 2020

Scottsdale Public Art is accepting qualifications from artists for a public art opportunity at the Scottsdale Waterfront on the north side of Stetson Plaza at a splash pad.

Public Art Opportunity for Main Library Entrance in Flagstaff, AZ

City of Flagstaff, Beautification, Arts & Science

Apply by September 2, 2020

This is a public art opportunity for an artist to work with a design team, including a landscape architect, to create art that integrates with the new re-design of the library entry. Professional artists who are US residents are encouraged to apply.


Professional Development: Poetry in the Classroom

University of Arizona Poetry Center


September 12, 2020

On September 12, 2020 from 10 am-12 pm, the UA Poetry Center is hosting Poetry in the Classroom, a 1.5 hour professional development session for teachers and community educators in Arizona.

Coping With COVID: Change Your Conversation, Change the World

Center for Healthy Nonprofits


August 21, 2020

Coping With COVID: Change Your Conversation, Change the World. Now more than ever in these uncertain times, new conversations can de-escalate polarization and build community. But more than that, new conversations can inspire new direction and mobilize new resources in our community.


Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants

New York Foundation for the Arts | Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

Apply by August 31, 2020

The New York Foundation for the Arts has partnered with Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to administer the Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants program, which provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical/dental/mental health emergencies.

Accelerator Award

Lewis Prize for Music

Apply by August 21, 2020

Accelerator Awards are open to Creative Youth Development (CYD) music organizations seeking to influence youth-serving systems so all young people have access to learning, creating, and performing experiences that reflect their culture and identity.

Artist Relief

Artist Relief

Apply by September 30, 2020

To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States.

Fellowships & Grants for Americans to Study in Scandinavia

American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF)

Apply by November 1, 2020

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for Fellowships & Grants for Americans to Study in Scandinavia during the 2021-22 academic year.

Visual Arts Grants

Robert Lehman Foundation

Apply by September 1, 2020

Grants are made on an individual basis to museums, arts organizations, educational institutions and other cultural organizations with the goal of enhancing the role of the visual arts within American and world culture.


Executive Director

Sonoran Arts League

Cave Creek, AZ

Apply by September 15, 2020

Sonoran Arts League is seeking an Executive Director. Must share our vision in addition to having robust fundraising skills. Our ED will support the Board of Directors; buoy our many programs, teams and committees; and work to develop and strengthen our volunteer base.

Ceramics Teacher

Arts for All

Tucson, AZ

Open until filled

Arts for All is seeking a Ceramics Teacher.

Development Officer

Free Arts

Phoenix, AZ

Open until filled

This position supports Free Arts by managing engagement with, and securing funding from, Free Arts’ corporate and individual annual giving supporters; cultivates and oversees corporate volunteer engagement, creates a presence in the community by being visible and representing Free Arts at events, boards, commissions, and other activities.

Grants Writer

Scottsdale Arts

Scottsdale, AZ

Apply by September 15, 2020

Scottsdale Arts seeks a full time Grants Writer who will be responsible for researching, writing and coordinating the grants efforts for all of the Scottsdale Arts branches. The Grants Writer will work with the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, the Scottsdale Museum for Contemporary Art (SMoCA), Scottsdale Public Art and Scottsdale Arts Learning and Innovation (SALI).

Education Program Manager


Tempe, AZ

Open until filled

Childsplay seeks a motivated, proactive individual to join our education team. This full time position will focus on coordinating and managing Childsplay’s teacher professional development programs and in classroom drama experiences.

Music Licensing Manager


Scottsdale, AZ

Open until filled

Fender Guitars seeks an experienced Music Licensing Manager to join their Legal team in Scottsdale, AZ, Hollywood, CA, or remotely. Within Fender Legal we are addressing a constantly fluid and evolving legal landscape as it pertains to Entertainment, Music, Employment, Licensing, IP and Business Affairs. We accompany the legendary brand at every step of the way.


Kesha Bruce

Artist Programs Manager

Anna Needham (Red Lake Ojibwe)

Artist Programs Coordinator


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