The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance offers year round opportunities for artists to exhibit their work in the community in galleries, at festivals and events, as well as booking for concerts and special projects. Below are current opportunities that are open for application at SAACA. In addition, SAACA provides a free local Call to Artist service open to all organizations to submit open artist and creative opportunities.
We believe the arts provide a tool for mobilization and build community leadership and capacity building. We are proud to collaborate with local businesses, governments, arts and cultural organizations, and individual artists in our community to create custom arts partnerships and opportunities.
SAACA presents year round opportunities for public artists, exhibiting artists, food vendors, visual artists and musicians to perform and present their work at festivals, community gallery spaces and commissioned works each year.
Below are current opportunities available by SAACA
Exhibiting Artist Space at year round community art festivals LEARN MORE
Participate as a musician in an upcoming concert series, festival performance, or educational workshop LEARN MORE
Participate as a business exhibitor or food vendor at a festival or culinary event LEARN MORE
Register to receive year round notices of SAACA festivals, events and artist opportunities REGISTER HERE
Participate in SAACA's Artist in Residency Program at the CATALYST Creative Collective APPLY HERE
Rent space at the CATALYST Creative Collective LEARN MORE
ARIZONA COMMISSION ON THE ARTS
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ARTS FOUNDATION FOR TUCSON & SOUTHERN ARIZONA
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TUCSON YOUTH MUSIC CENTER
Tucson Youth Music center Seeks Music Teachers and Volunteers CATALYST is partnering with Tucson Youth Music Center to bring free weekly music lessons for underserved families in the community! Tucson Youth Music Center (TYMC) provides comprehensive weekly free music lessons to teach students how to play a musical instrument as well as, proper technique, repertoire, sight-reading, music theory, ear training, performance, and music appreciation. All necessary materials are provided to qualifying school-age children, pre-K through 12. TYMC music teachers are an extraordinary group of musicians who bring compassion and understanding to the life transforming power of music education. Support, volunteer, or see if your child qualifies for lessons by visiting the Tucson Youth Music Center website. For more information, contact Dana Wier email@example.com
VALLEY METRO LIGHT RAIL EXTENSION PUBLIC ART PROJECT
The Capitol Extension (Capex) light rail project will run from downtown Phoenix to the Arizona state Capitol Building. The project will include a total of six platforms as well as two traction power substations. Eight artists will be selected.
Budgets range from $50,000 for the substations, for emerging artists; to $300,000 for the station platforms, for established artists. Artists will apply for both opportunities.
Artists awarded a contract will coordinate with area residents and stakeholders, the Design Consultants, Valley Metro, and the City of Phoenix. Artists living and legally able to work in the US are eligible. Submittal will be evaluated by demonstration of artistic merit in conceptual approach and technical execution; potential to create an impactful design for this project; experience in collaborative design work and community engagement; and past projects demonstrating value commensurate to costs.
$3,500 & $1,000 Artist Grants Location of Opportunity: Dover, DE Deadline for Submission Nov 14, 2023 11:59 PM Upload a photo that helps promote the artist opportunity (Optional) https://www.formstack.com/admin/download/file/15067662153 Description of Opportunity The Hopper Prize is now accepting entries for our Fall 2023 artist grants. We are offering grants in the amount of $3,500 (2 available) and $1,000 (4 available) to artists & photographers worldwide working in all media. In total, 6 artists will receive unrestricted cash grants totaling $11,000. Submissions will be juried by — Laura Phipps, Assistant Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art — Rachel Winter, Assistant Curator, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum Our open call provides you with a direct path to get your work in front of these forward thinking exhibition makers. In addition to grants, 30 artists will be selected for a shortlist. Additional exposure is available via our online Journal as well as our Instagram feed, currently reaching an audience over 80k.
How to Apply for Opportunity Submit your work at https://hopperprize.org
EAST END ARTS
Where is the Human Location of Opportunity: Riverhead, NY Deadline for Submission: Sep 12, 2023 11:59 PM
Description of Opportunity Where Is the Human? What does it mean to be human? There are so many perspectives for judging, but one thing is clear: Since the beginning of mortal time, Homo Sapiens have created art as a means of expressing what humanity, for better or for worse, is capable of. Where Is the Human? is a national open juried exhibition inviting artists to consider the question of our humanity through the lens of our own time, as we evolve culturally, technologically, and spiritually. This national open call welcomes all mediums of visual art, including sculpture and installation. Works can be figurative, abstract, and/or conceptual interpretations of the theme. Artists can enter up to three  submissions of work. Works must be the artist’s original design and concept, fit within the theme, and not previously shown at East End Arts. How to Apply for Opportunity Visit this page: https://eastendarts.org/where-is-the-human/
CITY OF TEMPE COMMUNITY ARTS - PARTICIPATORY ART IN THE PARKS
City of Tempe Community Arts https://www.tempe.gov/government/community-services/arts-culture-history/community-arts Call to Artists: Participatory Art in Parks Tempe, AZ Deadline for Submission: Aug 23, 2023 5:00 PM
The City of Tempe is seeking an experienced visual artist or artist collective to create an eye-catching participatory art piece that is site specific to six Tempe parks. The piece will be used at Arts in the Parks events held over three weekends from Jan. 20th to Feb. 4th, 2024, from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM. This visual or multi-modal artwork should be vibrant, dynamic, and engaging to encourage community exploration and creative collaboration. The artwork must incorporate components that can be touched, arranged, or modified allowing attendees of all ages to become active participants in shaping the visual and sensory experience within the park. Successful candidates are expected to attend Arts in the Parks events and meetings related to this project. -Deadline: Wednesday, August 23 at 5 p.m. (MST) -Budget: Up to $30,00 (includes artist stipend and all materials) -Info session: Wednesday, Aug. 2 at noon on Zoom: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bVJSDm0kt3v5mlS6NZpRWcUtXPm-YIDfaEx45qF
Description of Opportunity Valley Metro seeks artist for Northwest Phase II opening celebration Artwork will be featured on poster and promotional materials for light rail opening. Valley Metro is seeking artists to create artwork for a poster to celebrate the opening of the Northwest Extension Phase II light rail project in Phoenix. This artwork should commemorate the opening of the new extension and Valley Metro’s first elevated rail station while also embodying themes of regeneration, renewal and growth. Artists looking to apply must be at least 18 years old and a registered Articipant with Artlink Inc. Signing up to be an Articipant is free. With the support of Artlink Inc., artists will submit their applications through the Artlink website. Artists must submit qualifications, not proposals. This call for artists closes at 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug 14. Do not submit proposals.
Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month Exhibition Location of Opportunity: Glendale, AZ Deadline for Submission: Aug 10, 2023 11:59 PM
Description of Opportunity ASU Fletcher Library, in partnership with the NSF INCLUDES Alliance to Accelerate Latinx Representation in STEM Education ASU West campus team, invites Hispanic, Latine/x, and Chicane/x artists to submit works for a Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month exhibit at the Fletcher Library Gallery space. This exhibition will feature both local artists and ASU STEM researchers. The exhibit will run Sept. 18 – Oct. 27, 2023. Artists may submit work in any medium, style, or genre. (Please note that space for 3D pieces is very limited.) Submission Requirements: • Biography* • Artist statement describing the body of work that is being submitted for display* • Your artist website if available • 4-10 images of your artwork • Agreement of Exhibit Procedure and Guideline Conditions *Your biography and artist statement will be posted with the artwork as part of the exhibit.
The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation, preservation and advancement of the Arts. SAACA strengthens the bonds between people, place and purpose through collaborative, arts-driven experiences.