Getting involved and volunteering in your community can spark a sense of place and help you form new perspectives on art forms, the people in your area, and what it means to be an artist. Below you can find community and volunteer opportunities in Arizona related to arts leadership .


community opportunities

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teen art council at phxart

1625 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85004

Teen Art Council is an initiative led by the Phoenix Art Museum for high school students to create a community within the art world that other teens can connect to. Through this year long  program, teens will act as ambassadors for the Museum and bridge the gap between the youth and creatives. To be a part of the Teen Art Council, an application must be submitted.

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Teen Artist Guild

1202 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

The Teen Artist Guild (TAG) has created a community for teens to freely explore their creative passions as an artist. Through this program, teens will be able to meet guest artists, attend lectures, explore new art methods, and learn other valuable artistic skills. In addition to their monthly meetings, TAG also offers additional workshops, classes, and art shows.

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Arizona Commission on the Arts

417 W Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85003
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The Arizona Commission on the Arts has an Arts Opportunities page that is a hub for artists, educators and administrators to find opportunities in all art disciplines. These opportunities include: grants & funding opportunities, opportunities for youth, conferences, and so much more. The Arizona Commission on the Arts regularly updates this page with new opportunities, so make sure to check it out regularly!

Volunteer Opportunities

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Kids in Focus

3530 E. Indian School Rd. Suite 1 Phoenix, AZ 85018
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Kids in Focus is a program helps at-risk kids overcome their struggles by giving them a camera and allowing them to deal with their feelings through art. Each child is mentored by a photographer that not only teaches them how to take photos, but to trust and see the world in a new light. There are many ways to get involved with Kids in Focus, such as being a volunteer or a mentor; check out their website and contact them for more information.

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Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona

352 East Camelback Road, Suite 101 Phoenix, AZ 85012
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Free Arts delivers creative and therapeutic arts programs to children ages 3 to 21 who have faced abuse, neglect and homelessness. Free Arts has a weekly mentor program, where volunteers can help make a difference in a child’s life by working with them to discover the healing power of art.