The Friends of Tempe Center for the Arts is an all-volunteer organization comprised of Tempe residents, business owners and community activists who work together to raise funds through public, private and philanthropic sources. Many of the FTCA Board members are citizens who worked for the passage of Prop 400 in 2000 to make the TCA a reality. The Friends of TCA received their IRS non-profit 501(c)(3) certification in July 2007.
Since the 2007 opening of the TCA, the Friends of TCA have raised funds to support TCA programming for jazz, theater, chamber music, dance, Walk-in-Wednesdays Open Mic Night, Performance with a View, and EDGE Happy Hour performances. The Friends of TCA also help to sponsor programming, receptions, private and public openings at the TCA Gallery. They fund workshops and lectures by exhibiting artists; support educational outreach including online art curriculum for elementary and secondary students; and provide Tempe high schools with artist based residences and workshops.
You can help to support the arts at the TCA by attending TCA events and joining the Friends of TCA.
Be a part of invitation-only event openings, receive discounts in the Friends TCArt Shop, get discounted tickets for TCA Presents and TCA Theater events, and support the visual and performing arts at the TCA.