Exhibition Opportunity

Deadline: Sunday, January 31, 2021, at midnight (MST)

Exhibition Theme: The New Normal: Artists’ Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic is an exhibition of artworks in a variety of mediums that reflect visual artists’ creative responses to the “new normal” established during the COVID-19 health crisis. Existing artwork that fits this theme may be submitted for this call.

Exhibition Dates: March 5 – April 25, 2021, at the Center Space gallery, located in Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd Street, Scottsdale, AZ.



Call for Artist-Educators

Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation’s Cultural Connections Through the Arts program 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.

This artist-educator will lead weeklong, in-school residencies for English language arts classes 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. Services may begin as early as September 2019 and extend through May 2020. Residencies are typically formatted five days (one week) with one hour per day, per class.



Docent Program


Postponed Notice

For more details on this being postponed please visit: https://scottsdalearts.org/notices/

New date to be announced.

Docents are volunteers who have graduated from SMoCA’s stimulating training program to share their art knowledge with Museum visitors, schools, retirement homes and community groups. To find out how you can become a prospective Docent, attend one of our bi-annual informational Docent Coffee Meetings.




Scottsdale Arts offers challenging and comprehensive internships for undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students who are interested in gaining experience in the arts and business/arts administration fields. Scottsdale Arts is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that is vested with the responsibility of administering and developing the arts within the City of Scottsdale. Our internships are on a volunteer basis and can be coordinated with staff to aid in receiving academic credit.


How to Apply:

  1. Review the list of internships offered. (Note: The following list of openings are indicative of the kinds of internships available; however, internships offered each semester are based upon the organization’s need.) Please clearly state your area of interest in your application.
  2. Please provide:
    1. Resume
    2. Two references (one academic and one professional—contact information only; no letters, please)
    3. Cover letter describing your interest in your preferred internship position.
  3. Complete the online application found here.


FALL Internships (August–December)

Applications Open: mid-May

Application Deadline: August 30

SPRING Internships (January–May)

Applications Open: mid-October

Application Deadline: November 30

SUMMER Internships (June–August/September)

Applications Open: mid-March

Application Deadline: April 30

(NOTE: Late applicants will not be considered.)

Internships Available:

Learning & Innovation

Scottsdale Arts is seeking an upper-level undergraduate or graduate student majoring in education, arts education, museum studies, nonprofit management, art, art history, or arts administration for our Summer Internship. This internship is designed for someone with an interest in engaging the public with the arts.

Working with the Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation branch within a multidisciplinary arts organization will provide you with real-life experiences into the research of, community engagement for, education strategies for, and administration of programming for diverse audiences through public, performing, and visual arts. This position will lend an important voice to Learning & Innovation’s initiatives and will result in the implementation of one of the below projects.

Duties may include research, creation of lesson plans or education guides, attendance at in-person and online meetings, collaboration within departments, or other areas of interest and experience.

Depending on experience and area of interest, the intern may complete one of the following initiatives:

  • Research, develop, and design a pre-and post-visit teacher guide for student matinees at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Develop a lesson plan that connects to Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art’s (SMoCA) permanent collection.
  • Support the research, planning, and design of the Innovation Zone at Canal Convergence, a Scottsdale Public Art 10-day event.
  • Organize, design, and implement an online resources page for the Learning & Innovation website.

Learning & Innovation is also open to cater projects that pertain to the intern’s degree or personal interests.

Strong time management, communication, organizational, and research skills required. Proficiency with Microsoft SharePoint suite preferred. Spanish language skills, knowledge of Arizona Department of Education, and experience creating lesson plans a plus.

Intern’s availability can be flexible with hours possible seven days a week. The director of Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation will set the schedule.

Questions? Email: Resumes@ScottsdaleArts.org