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.
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).
COMPASSION-The Art of Healing - Call for Art
- Application Deadline
- Friday, August 2, 2019 • Click here to apply
- The Coburn Gallery Ashland University • View Website
- 331 College Ave Ashland, Ohio 44805-3805
- Contact Name
- Cynthia Petry • Email
- (419) 289-5652
Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery seeks works that embody the art of healing for the exhibition entitled COMPASSION: The Art of Healing. The theme of the exhibition focuses on the humanitarian nature of the healing process as seen through the arts. $25.00 entry fee. Deadline 8/2/2019.
Open Auditions for Singers
- Concord Chamber Singers • View Website
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
- 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
- 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
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
- Macungie Institute • View Website
- 510 E. Main Street Macungie, Pennsylvania 18062
- Contact Name
- Tim Brown • Email
- (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.
Docents on Main Street in Bethlehem
- Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites • View Website
- Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center 505 Main Street Bethlehem, PA 18018
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.
- 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.
Lehigh University Art Gallery Looking for Volunteers
- Contact Name
- Lehigh University Art Gallery Teaching Museum • Email
- (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!
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer for Community Music School
- Contact Name
- Lisa Hopstock • Email
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 email@example.com for more info.
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.