Opportunities

The Lehigh Valley Arts Council is committed to connecting artists of all disciplines to area opportunities to expand their careers. Explore our continually updated local job openings, exhibition proposals, open casting calls, try-outs, workshops, and more! Stop back often for the most recent postings.

Do you have an opportunity for the local arts community? Add to our listing by filling out our online form. Anyone can submit, not just members! We’ll review and post your arts opportunity quickly (listing is subject to approval by the Arts Council).

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Opportunities

Call for Artists: Visual Democracy

Application Deadline
Monday, April 1, 2019 Click here to apply

Organization
City of Philadelphia Office of Arts Culture and the Creative Economy View Website

Contact Name
Tu Huynh Email

Phone
(215) 686-9912

May 31, 2019 marks the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman’s birth. On this significant occasion Art in City Hall, an initiative of the City’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE), is issuing a call asking for visual artists to find relevance in Walt Whitman’s 1892 poem, “Song of Myself” and to utilize art to explore and reflect on contemporary social issues. Works can be inspired by passages in the poem or contain original text. There are no restrictions to media, however, video artists must supply all necessary equipment.

Whitman at 200: Art and Democracy, a region-wide initiative is organized by the University of Pennsylvania Libraries with major support from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. For more information, visit: www.whitmanat200.org

Questions? Contact City Hall Exhibitions Manager, Tu Huynh at tu.huynh@phila.gov

38th Annual CCAL Art Exhibition and Sale

Application Deadline
Friday, April 5, 2019 Click here to apply

Organization
Carbon County Art League View Website

Address
80 Daniel Circle Lehighton, PA 18235

Contact Name
Mary Anne Shafer Email

Entry forms are now available for our 38th Annual CCAL Art Exhibition!

Artists have the opportunity to enter art work to be judged and/or sold. Members may also sell prints and non-judged pieces at our Annual Exhibition. To enter your artwork please complete a registration form and mail your entry tags and payment to the address found on the registration form.

New for 2019:

  • Oil and acrylic paintings are combined into one category based on the limited number of entries last year.
  • NEW Digital Art category has been added to allow heavily edited photography and computer generated art.
  • NEW Student category with free entry to students under 18 with ID.

Find more details about entering the show, prizes and more on the entry form. Please fill out the entry tickets and send payment to the address listed on the form.

South Arts & Music Festival Vendors

Application Deadline
Sunday, April 7, 2019 Click here to apply

Organization
ArtsQuest View Website

Address
25 West Third Street Bethlehem, PA18015

Contact Name
Nicole Gencarelli Email

Phone
(610) 332-1300

Interested in being a vendor at the South Arts & Music Festival? Please fill out the application below! Applications are currently being reviewed, and applicants will be notified via email if they have been accepted. Submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance into the festival.

Pajama Factory Artist-in-Residence

Application Deadline
Monday, April 15, 2019

Organization
Pajama Factory Artist-in-Residence View Website

Address
1307 Park Avenue Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701

Contact Name
Chuck Black Email

Phone
(570) 337-4783

The Pajama Factory located in Williamsport, PA, invites artists to apply to the 2019 Pajama Factory Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Program. Artists of all disciplines, career levels, and localities are encouraged to apply to this multidisciplinary, immersive residency.

Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission Grants

Application Deadline
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Click here to apply

Organization
Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission View Website

Address
2351 Woodcrest Ave Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18017

Contact Name
Silagh White Email

Phone
(419) 308-3062

(BFAC) invites area arts organizations to submit proposals for annual arts grants. The grants support the creation of educational programs, new works of art, exhibits, presentations, performances, and other arts-related activities between 6/1/2019 and 5/31/2020.

Site-specific Artist Installations

Application Deadline
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Click here to apply

Organization
Eastern State Penitentiary View Website

Address
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site 2027 Fairmount Avenue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130

Contact Name
Annie Anderson Email

Phone
(610) 866-4382

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals for its 2020 season of site-specific artist installations. We’re again offering two funding levels: $7,500 per standard project, and $15,000 per Criminal Justice Today project. For guidelines, visit www.easternstate.org/art.

Open Auditions for Singers

Organization
Concord Chamber Singers View Website

Phone
484-707-5078

Concord Chamber Singers, an elite 40-voice, multi-generational community ensemble in the Lehigh Valley, invites experienced choral singers to audition for the 2018-2019 season. Upcoming events include a Family Holiday Concert at First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem on December 2, followed by our annual Yuletide Feast December 6 and 7 at the Northampton Country Club. CCS will also perform at First Presbyterian Church of Easton during the first weekend of April 2019, featuring a world premier piece by Libby Larsen with orchestra and Irish Tenor, Emmet Cahill.

Auditions are being scheduled now for August. Call the Box Office: 484-707-5078 to schedule your audition. Visit www.ccsingers.org to learn more about the group.

Lehigh Valley Folk Music Society Jam Sessions

Application Link
Click here to apply

Organization
Lehigh Valley Folk Music Society

The Lehigh Valley Folk Music Society sponsors a free public jam session EVERY 3rd WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH held at the Lehigh Valley Active Life Center (formerly called the Lehigh County Senior Citizen Center). It is open to all folk music lovers of any age who play an instrument or simply like to sing along or listen to the music. All ages and skill levels are welcome to our jam!

You will be joining Society members and guests for an enjoyable evening of folk music, bluegrass, old country, oldies and contemporary folk and sing-a-long songs of all kinds. Jam books are available to all who come. The books contain lyrics and chord diagrams of over 700 folk songs. Participants form a circle and each person in turn selects a song of their choosing for all to play and sing. You may also bring your own special songs. Our jam starts promptly at 6:30 pm and ends at 10:00 pm. Free refreshments are often served. Amplified instruments, except for bass, are discouraged. There is ample free parking at the Center.

More information: http://www.lvfms.org/jamsessions.html

Volunteer Mural Artists Needed

Organization
Lehigh Valley Manors

Contact Name
Megan Kholi Email

Looking for Lehigh Valley artists! We are looking for volunteers that are willing to assist us with painting murals on our dementia/memory care units. Diversion murals are a great way to help assist our residents from exit seeking and is very therapeutic!

Showcase Artist at Restaurant

Organization
1774 Grille & Tap View Website

Email
Email

Phone
(610) 838-1774

We would like to extend our restaurant dining room to local Lehigh Valley Artist. We are looking for people who would love to showcase and talk about their art to the community. This is a free opportunity that we hope can give you exposure and allow people to know about our New restaurant.

Call for Artist Showcase: Macungie Institute

Organization
Macungie Institute View Website

Address
510 E. Main Street Macungie, Pennsylvania 18062

Contact Name
Tim Brown Email

Phone
(610) 966-7830

Seeking local artists to display their work in the Lobby & Conf. Room areas of the Macungie Institute. We would be open to hosting Artist Reception if dates are available. The Institute seeks to serve the community, with a focus on the arts and support local artists.


Jobs

Seasonal Summer Camp Assistants

Application Deadline
Sunday, May 12, 2019 Click here to apply

Organization
ArtsQuest View Website

Address
25 West Third Street Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015

Contact Name
Nicole Gencarelli Email

Phone
(610) 332-1300

Seasonal Summer Camp Assistants needed at Banana Factory Arts Center for our 2019 Summer Camps, June 3, 2019, through August 23, 2019. Please see website for details on the position.

Docents on Main Street in Bethlehem

Organization
Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites View Website

Address
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center 505 Main Street Bethlehem, PA 18018

Email
Email

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites is looking for part-time staff for the “Docents on Main Street Program” in Bethlehem. The docent must feel comfortable wearing 18th century period-appropriate clothing, enjoy speaking to the public, able to work independently, and provide an exceptional level of customer service. The docent will be outdoors almost the entire time in all types of weather. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Greeting and welcoming diverse visitors to the downtown historic and shopping district
  • Sharing information about downtown activities, museums, shops and restaurants
  • Giving directions
  • Answering questions

The base of operations for this program is the Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center located at 505 Main Street. The program will run daily from 11-4 and extended hours on weekends, during the summer and for events. Must be 18 or older to apply. This is a paid part-time hourly position. Flexible hours and schedules are available.

Email cover letter with availability & resume.


Internships


Volunteer

Lehigh University Art Gallery Looking for Volunteers

Contact Name
Lehigh University Art Gallery Teaching Museum Email

Phone
(610) 758-6881

LUAG’s volunteers have the opportunity to gain exposure to the valuable and impressive works in LUAG’s collection.

By enhancing visitors’ experiences and making them feel welcome and appreciated, Volunteers are an integral part of the LUAG Teaching Museum.

Candidates should possess a love and appreciation of art, excellent communication skills, and interpersonal skills.

Training will be provided.

 

Volunteer for Arts Calendar Distribution!

Address
840 Hamilton Street, Suite 201 Allentown, PA 18101

Contact Name
Lehigh Valley Arts Council Email

The Lehigh Valley Arts Council is looking for volunteers for our bi-monthly Arts Calendar distribution!

A big part of our mission is promoting and advocating the Arts of the Lehigh Valley, and that means dedicating the time and energy into creating our Arts Calendar! But we wouldn’t be able to get it out in the world without our awesome team of dedicated volunteers! They generously give their time to dropping off Calendars to various locations throughout the Valley, completing the final task of distribution.

Here’s how you can help the community simply by dedicating a small amount of time every two months:

We distribute more than 6,000 Calendars, but as a volunteer you’d be responsible for 5-10 locations to drop off a stack to the front desk or a staff member. It’s a quick and easy job, though very important, and while it doesn’t require many hours or heavy lifting, it does require the use of your car.

Our next distribution begins around March 1, 2017! If interested, please contact Lauren Beck at 610-437-5915 or operations@lvartscouncil.org.

Volunteer for Community Music School

Contact Name
Lisa Hopstock Email

Phone
610-435-7725

Our musical instrument petting zoo is a highlight of many local events and helps spread the word about CMS and our programs. You do not need to know how to play every instrument.

If you have an outgoing personality and a desire to spread the joy of music to the community, please contact Lisa Hopstock at 610-435-7725 or lisa@cmslv.org for more info.


Workshops

Star Wars Terrarium Workshop

Application Deadline
Saturday, May 4, 2019

Organization
ArtsQuest View Website

Address
25 West Third Street Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015

Contact Name
Nicole Gencarelli Email

Phone
(610) 332-1300

Star Wars Terrarium Workshop at Banana Factory Arts Center. May the Fourth be with you! Assemble your own terrarium using succulents and Star Wars characters to bring the outdoors inside. A variety of characters will be available for students to paint and add to their terrarium scene.

Submit an Arts Opportunity

Organizations may complete an online form to submit an arts opportunity to be posted. Please contact our Operations Manager for more information. The Lehigh Valley Arts Council reserves the right to only include opportunities that are in line with our mission.

Submit an Arts Opportunity