Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ Collaborative Community Engagement Program (CCEP) is a program that gives support and a platform for emerging artists to showcase their work. CCEP revolves around executing a public, ticketed performance in collaboration with teams at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Mentorship will be given to projects in the areas of marketing, ticketing, production, and administrative support. This program is designed to have a low-risk budget model with a public performance presented by Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

Projects that foster diversity in thought, fill community needs, and spread awareness of cultural heritage will be valued highly. One to two projects will be selected each year. CCEP projects will be programmed through an application process open to independent artists, producers, nonprofit organizations, and producing collectives based in Arizona.

Application Process:

Phase One:

Phase One of the CCEP application is on a rolling basis, on the first of the month. Applicants will be notified by the end of the month if they are selected for Phase Two. 

Phase Two:

Projects that are selected for Phase Two will be notified of the selection timeline within 30 days. Phase Two projects are reviewed by a public panel biannually. Final projects selected will be scheduled no less than three months in advance of the performance.

For questions regarding CCEP, contact Diandra Adamczyk, Programming Manager

Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation offers programs and experiences to inspire the hearts and minds of our diverse community. One of Learning & Innovation's most expansive programs, Cultural Connections Through the Arts, offers a broad range of school residencies to support classroom curriculum and to elevate aspiring artists to the next level. We are seeking artists and/or educators to lead classroom-based poetry and spoken word residency services.

Service Summary

Artist-educator will lead weeklong, in-school residencies for English language arts classes for grades 6-10 with goals of inspiring students to write, encouraging a deeper level of understanding of and appreciation for poetry’s usages, and, ultimately, helping them to break down barriers and build communities through stories.

Each residency is an independently contracted service. Services may begin as early as September 2021 and extend through May 2022. Residencies are typically formatted five days (one week) with one hour per day, per class. The number of classrooms served will vary by school. Residency service dates can be flexible based upon the availability of the teaching artist and classroom teacher(s). The teaching artist should be prepared to provide a structured lesson plan on each date of service.


Artist must be able to:

  • Travel throughout Phoenix, Paradise Valley, and Scottsdale.
  • Obtain an IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card through State of Arizona Department of Public Safety.
  • Educate and engage students in a classroom setting.
  • Be consistent and reliable.
  • Follow all health and safety guidelines as set by local school districts and Scottsdale Arts while performing contracted duties.


  • Artist will be paid for residency services at a rate of $55 per hour.
  • Additional preparation hours are included.
  • Approved supplies will be purchased or reimbursed.

Canal Convergence 2023: Request for Temporary Public Art Proposals: Phase I

Deadline: Friday, April 7, 2023, 11:59 p.m. Arizona time (year-round daylight standard time)
Budget: We will accept budgets between $5,000 and $35,000 (USD).
Eligibility: All local, regional, and international artists, artist teams, architects, designers, and multimedia specialists are invited to submit a proposal. Due to evolving COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions, international artists who apply must have remote installation as an option for their proposal.
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.A.
Description: Scottsdale Public Art seeks proposals for outdoor, temporary public artworks to be featured in and around the Arizona Canal at the Scottsdale Waterfront in Scottsdale, Arizona. Canal Convergence will be on view for 10 days, from Nov. 3–12, 2023. Some projects may be selected to remain installed for an additional 1–2 months after the Canal Convergence event dates.

This call is specifically targeting outdoor, light-based installations. Nighttime presence/activation is required, daytime presence/activation is encouraged.

NEW for the Canal Convergence 2023 RFP:

• Canal Convergence 2023 is looking for 1-2 artists to present multiple (2-3) installations for the event, so multiple submissions by one artist/studio is highly encouraged. 

• Art installations that do not require 24-hour security are preferred, but not required.

This call is Phase I of II. Phase I asks artists to focus primarily on the proposal concept, images, rendering, and estimated total budget. Once Phase I closes on April 7, 2023, up to 30 proposals will be selected for Phase II via Scottsdale Public Art staff review. These artists will be asked to provide more detailed information on their proposals, which will be presented to a final selection panel composed of Scottsdale Arts staff and board members, city of Scottsdale and Salt River Project staff, and community stakeholders. Required additional information for Phase II will include, but is not limited to, a detailed timeline, itemized budget, support crew, heavy equipment and power requirements, etc.

For more detailed information about this RFP and the installation site, visit It is highly recommended that you review both documents before you submit your proposal.

Download the RFP Info Packet and Site Map Information here:

Canal Convergence 2023 Request for Proposal Info Packet

Canal Convergence Site Map Information Packet

Scottsdale Arts