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Peer-to-Peer Learning: Teaching Arts Online

Last month, the Arizona Commission on the Arts presented a two-part webinar for teaching artists interested in taking their instruction online. Over two sessions, teaching artist Koryn Woodward Wasson lead an exploration of the tools, technology, and techniques available to help teaching artists provide effective online classes.

Recordings of these sessions are now available.

Peer-to-Peer Learning: People to People 

For our next installment in this series, Teaching Artists Thameenah Muhammad, Mariah Aguilar, and Carlos Lara of Rising Youth Theatre will talk through the process of shifting their work online while still staying true to one of RYT’s core values: centering youth. In part one, participants will learn skills and tools for structuring a youth-driven online space. In part two you'll practice using these skills in the virtual classroom and beyond

Tuesday, November 10 &

Thursday, November 12

6:00-8:00 pm 



Each year, the Arizona Commission on the Arts awards Research & Development Grants to artists across the state working in all artistic disciplines. Over the next ten months, we'll be introducing you to the 30 exceptional artists that received R&D Grants in 2020. Click a name or picture below to learn more about these artists and their work!


Ernesto L. Abeytia


Literary Artist


Philip Alejo


Performing Artist


Katie Cooper


Visual Artist

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.


Open Call for Proposals

Art in Odd Places 2021

Apply by October 29, 2020

Art in Odd Places 2021: NORMAL (ELITIST. POWER. CORRUPTION. HYPOCRISY. DELUSION.) seeks imaginative proposals by artists that actively engage the public in critiquing and dissecting “normalcy”

Call for Exhibits: TUS 2021 Temporary Exhibits Program

Tucson International Airport

Apply by October 31, 2020

Tucson Airport invites southern Arizona artists to submit an Artist Interest Form for (7) temporary art exhibits planned for 2021 in the passenger terminal, 7250 South Tucson Blvd.

Call to Artists: Two Public Sculpture Commissions

Tucson Sculpture

Apply November 1, 2020

SculptureTucson has two public sculpture commissions available:

(1) A monumental sculpture to be placed at the intersection of Campbell Ave. and Sunrise in Tucson, AZ, and (2) a monumental sculpture to be placed at the intersection of Grant Rd. & Tucson Blvd. in Tucson, AZ.

Call for Proposals | Fire Station 308 Public Art

City of Surprise, AZ

Apply by November 12, 2020

The City of Surprise is seeking professional artists or artist teams to design, fabricate, and install a unique, permanent signature piece for the new Fire Station 308 facility. The facility will be located roughly at the southeast corner of Litchfield Road and Cactus Road. 

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.

Open Call for Writers and Artists

Sunspot Literary Journal

Apply by December 31, 2020

Sunspot Literary Journal is now open for the last quarterly edition of 2020. The journal is dedicated to amplifying diverse multinational voices. We offer an Editor’s Prize of $50 for the annual edition. Artwork selected for a cover will be paid $20. Visit to download digital editions for free.

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 Teaching and Performing Cultural Artists

West Valley Arts Seeks

Rolling Application

West Valley Arts (WVA) is seeking to expand their roster of performing and teaching artists for our arts education and professional development programing. We are actively encouraging applications for both one-time and multiple performances. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Call for Exhibition Proposals

Xico Shipping Container Galleries

Rolling Application

Xico seeks exhibition proposals for their shipping container galleries on Roosevelt Row in Downtown Phoenix. Open to visual artists, curators, and coordinators of artist groups. Artists must be 18 years of age or older. The exact dates of a proposed exhibition will be determined in collaboration with the applicant following the approval of an application.


Mini Grants

Arizona Humanities

Apply by November 1, 2020

Arizona Humanities supports innovative, community-based projects that use humanities disciplines to connect Arizonans to the cultures, peoples, and histories of the state and beyond. Projects should use the humanities to provide context, depth, and perspective to issues of significance to Arizonans.

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.

Working Artist Purchase Award | Call for Submissions

Working Artist Org.

Apply by November 1, 2020

We offer a small art purchase award to help serious artists keep working. Our award is open worldwide to all visual artists, including but not limited to those working in traditional styles, i.e., painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, glass, installation, or with digital/new media, photography and film/video.

Artist Grants

Pollock-Krasner Foundation


The Pollock-Krasner Foundation’s dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation’s mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time.

Emergency Grants

Foundation for Contemporary Arts


Emergency Grants provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists who:

  • Have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding
  • Incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates


Toolkit for Artists + Admins | Creative Alternatives to in-person arts-based activities

Forcast Public Art

Forecast recognizes the economic crises facing artists during this pandemic and we want to provide guidance on how to keep arts projects active and moving forward, even as we physically isolate. In response, we created a toolkit with artists, arts organizations, presenting organizations, and others collaborating with artists in mind.


Ceramics & Pottery Instructor

Desert Rock Pottery

Phoenix, AZ

Apply by November 15, 2020

Seeking Experienced Ceramics & Pottery Instructor. Will instruct individuals ranging in ages from 5 -105 years old, in how to create handbuilt or wheel-thrown ceramics & pottery. Classes are designed for people with little or no experience, so patience is a must.

Executive Director

CALA Alliance

Phoenix, AZ

Open until filled

Reporting directly to the CALA Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for leading a multidisciplinary Latinx arts organization that engages diverse audiences in experiencing and learning about Latinx and Latin American arts and culture. The ideal candidate is a creative leader and thoughtful practitioner with a proven track record of nonprofit management, fundraising, team management, and collaboration with artist communities.

Music Program Coordinator

One Step Beyond

Glendale, AZ

Open until filled

The Music Program Coordinator is responsible for the development and oversight of the Music program, including program curriculum, lessons, supplies, events and member development. This position will coordinate activities with Life Skills and Vocational Programs Directors and Supervisors to ensure implementation of music curriculum that helps members meet their ISP goals. 

Assistant Director of Philanthropy, Institutional Giving

Desert Botanical Garden

Phoenix, AZ

Open until filled

This position manages all aspects of the Garden’s relationships with corporate and foundation donors and selected government agencies, with revenue generating responsibility for annual operating budget and special initiatives. 


Kesha Bruce

Artist Programs Manager

Anna Needham (Red Lake Ojibwe)

Artist Programs Coordinator


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