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

The Artist Collective at Banana Factory Arts Center

Application Deadline
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 Click here to apply

Organization
Banana Factory Arts Center / ArtsQuest View Website

Address
25 West Third Street Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015-1238

Contact Name
Nicole Gencarelli Email

Phone
(610) 332-1300

Artist Opportunity: The Artist Collective at Banana Factory Arts Center
The Artist Collective is designed to celebrate and support the creative community by providing networking, professional development and career opportunities for visual artists.

The Center For Emerging Visual Artist 2-year Fellowship

Application Deadline
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Click here to apply

Organization Website
View Website

Address
237 S. 18th Street The Barclay 3A Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Contact Name
Genevieve Coutroubis Email

Phone
(215) 546-7775

The Visual Artist Fellowship is designed to help artists in the Philadelphia Region reach new levels in their career. Artists will be selected to receive a full range of career support during the two-year Fellowship period, including a $1,000 award and up to $3,000 to cover expenses.

Outstanding Young Artist Competition Audition

Application Deadline
Friday, February 8, 2019 Click here to apply

Organization
Friends of Music of Bethlehem View Website

Address
25 W. Third St. Bethlehem, PA 18015

Contact Name
Sara George Email

Phone
610-247-0170

Friends of Music of Bethlehem invites voice students up to age 20 and instrumentalists up to age 19 to audition for the Outstanding Young Artist Competition. Video auditions and applications will be open between January 18 and February 8, 2019.

The winner(s) will be presented in a formal public recital at 3:00 pm, Sunday, April 7, 2019, at Kirkland Village Auditorium, Bethlehem. The winner will receive a cash award of $600. Second place winner will be awarded $300.

A student who has been studying only a few years may be recognized as a “Promising Young Artist” and will not be required to perform.

Individual performers who wish to audition must be prepared to present a 25-minute recital of music selected from the standard repertoire should they win the audition. Memorization is strongly encouraged, but not required. A short encore should also be available. Competitors must provide their own accompanists.

Competitors must reside or study in Lehigh or Northampton County. For the audition, competitors may perform any of the selections chosen for the recital. All competitors receive written evaluations from the judges.

Friends of Music of Bethlehem is a 501-c-3 service organization that has promoted musical education and appreciation in the Lehigh Valley since 1928.

The organization holds the Outstanding Young Artist competition annually, offers scholarships to promising young artists, provides gifts to school program for music and makes donations to area libraries to support music-related collections.

Frederick H. Gaige Memorial II Juried Exhibit

Application Deadline
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Address
Freyberger Gallery Penn State Berks Campus Perkins Student Center Broadcasting Road and 222 Reading, PA 19610

Contact Name
Marilyn J. Fox Email

March 14 through April 18 2019
Reception and Awards: Wednesday March 14, 6.pm.

Specifications: Artist may submit two works of art including painting, printmaking, sculpture.
No student or class work. No photography, digital, installations, performance, or video art will be accepted. NO WORK previously exhibited in Berks County venues in the past year will be accepted. We have the right to refuse any art work upon submission that is deemed inappropriate or of substandard quality or craftsmanship.

Two-dimensional work – size limitation of 50 inches in any direction, and ready to hang.
Three-dimensional – we have a variety of pedestal sizes; you can provide your own if it is suitable. Three-dimensional work weight limit of 100 pounds. No hazardous edges.

AWARDS selected by jurors include:
Three-person exhibit: Fall 2019
Purchase Awards: purchases for Penn State Berks Permanent Collection in the following amounts: 1st – purchase award $1,500. 2nd – purchase award $1000. 3rd – purchase award $900. Director’s choice award – $300.00

Please note – one artist may be the recipient of multiple awards, so select your very best work for
entry.

Important Dates: Art is selected by actual work!
Receiving: Wed. Feb.27, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Thursday Feb. 28, 4-6 p.m. SNOW DATES MAY BE IN
EFFECT. Please check website for campus closings. https://berks.psu.edu/
At drop off you will be asked to fill out form with all pertinent information

Entry fee: $15. for one; $25. for two will be collected upon drop off with check written to
The Freyberger Gallery

Jurying: March 4 and 5 notifications of acceptance/rejection sent via Email only; no
phone calls

Pick up unselected work: Thursday, March 7 noon – 5 p.m.; and Friday March 8, from 10 am – 12 pm. (we have no storage available so be sure to pick up your work)

Pick up selected and unsold work: Friday, April 19 from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m./Saturday April 20 from 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Accommodations for pick up time other than listed will be determined between artist and
gallery director.

Jurors:
Kristen Woodward – joined the faculty in the Art Department at Albright College in 1998. She received her BFA in Printmaking from Syracuse University and her MFA in Studio Art from Clemson University. She currently teaches all levels of painting and printmaking, and interdisciplinary courses on Latin American graphic art, and gender and the visual arts. Professor Woodward is on the Board of Humane
PA, and a volunteer at the Humane Society of Berks County.

Ann Lalik – is the Gallery Director and Arts Coordinator Penn State Lehigh Valley, Center Valley PA and an instructor in metalsmithing. She received her MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Summa Cum Laude in 1988. Prior to that, she was the Executive Director of the Baum School of art, Allentown, 2006 to 2009 and Director of their Educational Programs & Gallery Exhibitions January 1988-December 2005.

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

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

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.

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