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.


Opportunities

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts 11th Annual Juried Exhibition

Application Deadline
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Click here to apply

Organization
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts View Website

GoggleWorks is pleased to announce an open call to all professional artists, age 18 and up, who design and produce their own work, to show in our 11th Annual Juried Exhibition. Open to all media, this exhibition aims to curate a selection of exemplary contemporary work from artists around the country. A catalog will be published by GoggleWorks Center for the Arts containing artists’ bios and images of work(s), together with the juror’s bio and statement.

More information: https://goggleworks.submittable.com/submit/63767

Bike Rack Project on Bethlehem’s SouthSide

Application Deadline
Sunday, March 5, 2017 Click here to apply

Organization
ArtsQuest & The City of Bethlehem

Contact Name
Asher Schiavone Email

Phone
(610) 865-4347

The City of Bethlehem and ArtsQuest are seeking proposals from artists to design and build functional, artistically innovative bicycle racks that will be installed in SouthSide Bethlehem this summer. The Artist Designed Bike Rack Project, which kicks off with a call for submissions starting Feb. 1, will result in eight new bicycle racks strategically located throughout south Bethlehem in an effort to encourage people to bike, shop and dine on the SouthSide. Funding for the project is provided by County of Northampton through the Community Investment Partnership Program (CIPP).

Artists are invited to submit proposals for bike racks through March 5, with the winning designs announced March 15. All selected artists must then complete their racks by May 14, with the racks installed starting in mid-May. All submissions must represent a design of a fully functional bike rack, and each artist may submit up to three proposals. Commissioned artists will receive a stipend of $2,000, intended to provide recognition of their work and financial support for purchasing materials needed to complete their project. Artists may partner with engineers, welders or builders to facilitate construction of the racks.

As part of their application packages, artists must submit high-quality line drawings (in 8.5” by 11” format) of their work, along with a one-page artist’s statement about the design and the media. The statement should include a project narrative, proposed installation method, costs breakdown and proposed construction timeline. Artists should also submit a recent resume and photos of past art projects they have completed. Artists working or living in Bethlehem are encouraged to apply; however, submissions from artists from throughout the Lehigh Valley will be considered. Winners will be chosen via a jurying committee comprised of representatives from the City of Bethlehem, SouthSide Downtown Manager, Coalition for Appropriate Transportation, Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission and ArtsQuest.
Proposed bicycle rack locations are:

– 3rd & New Streets

– 3rd & Pierce Streets

– 4th Street & Broadway

– 4th & New Streets

– 4th & Vine Streets

– Greenway & Taylor Street

– 4th Street & 300 Block (Parham Park next to Touchstone Theater)

For complete information on the Art Designed Bike Rack Project, as well as the official application, visit www.bananafactory.org/artists/artist-opportunities.

Call for entries for Annual Juried Exhibition at Gettysburg College

Application Deadline
Friday, March 10, 2017

Organization
Adams County Arts Council View Website

Email
Email

Call for entries for Adams County Arts Council’s Annual Juried Exhibition at Gettysburg College

The Adams County Arts Council invites submissions to its 14th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, June 1 – June 23, 2017, in Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College.  Any person over the age of 18 is eligible to submit work for consideration by juror Barbara McNulty, Director of the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA.  Awards total $2,750 with a $1,000 Best of Show prize. There is a $30 entry fee for Adams County Arts Council members and a $45 entry fee for non-members. The exhibition is held in partnership with Schmucker Art Gallery.  Entry forms and membership information are available online at www.adamsarts.org  or by contacting the Arts Council at aa@adamsarts.org or (717) 334-5006. Deadline for submissions is March 10.

Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission awarding grants

Application Deadline
Monday, April 17, 2017

Organization
Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission View Website

The Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission invites applications from arts organizations for grants for projects to take place in or be related to Bethlehem during the period June 1, 2017–May 31, 2018.   Non-profit (501c3) organizations are eligible.  One or more grants for a total of $3000 will be awarded.  Application deadline:  April 17, 2017.  Please visit the Arts Commission website, bfac-lv.org, for full criteria and guidelines.

Eastern State Penitentiary - Call for Art Installations

Application Deadline
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Organization
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

Email
Email

Call for 2018 Site-Specific Artist Installations at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site – Eastern State is again offering two funding levels: $7,500 per standard project, and $15,000 per Criminal Justice Today project. For guidelines and to apply, visit http://www.easternstate.org/art.

Open Auditions for Singers

Organization
Concord Chamber Singers View Website

Phone
484-707-5078

Concord Chamber Singers of the Lehigh Valley, PA invites experienced choral singers to audition for our 2016-2017 50th Season. Conducted by Dr. Jennifer Kelly, CCS is a 36-voice chamber chorus with high musical standards and friendly, supportive members who sing a diverse repertoire of both classic and contemporary works. CCS encourages flexible singing to effectively and accurately perform varied composers, genres and styles.

Recent seasons have included (among other concerts): annual Yuletide Feasts of varying themes at the Northampton Country Club; John Rutter’s Magnificat; Carol Barnett’s The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass; the works of Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn; collaboration with Lafayette College to premiere a new major work by Gabriela Lena Frank; and collaboration with Allentown Symphony for Video Games Live!.

Our 50th season is a milestone worthy of high celebration! Our mission is to foster excellent singing and impactful storytelling while engaging communities in the vibrancy of the choral art. CCS makes conscious decisions that affect and support our greater community.

Join us for our 50th as we celebrate our past, present, and future of the Concord Chamber Singers.

To learn more about CCS, visit http://www.ccsingers.org

To schedule an audition, call our Box Office: 484-707-5078.

Join the Artist Collective

Application Link
Click here to apply

Organization
Banana Factory/ArtsQuest View Website

Address
25 W. Third Street Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015-1238

Contact Name
Nicole Gencarelli Email

Phone
(610) 332-1300

The Artist Collective is designed to celebrate and support the creative community by providing networking, professional development and career opportunities for visual artists. Cost for a one year enrollment with the Collective: $50/$45 for ArtsQuest Members

Scranton Fringe Festival - Call for Performers

Application Link
Click here to apply

Organization
Scranton Fringe Festival View Website

Contact Name
Conor O'Brien

The third annual Scranton Fringe Festival will be held September 27th – October 1st in venues across downtown Scranton.

Applications will open February 10th – Any / All performing artists are invited to apply: http://scrantonfringe.org/show-application/

The Scranton Fringe Festival is dedicated to creating a bold and engaging platform for creative and thought provoking art with minimal risk to artist and audience. Regional as well as touring artists will be welcomed to present work with no censorship placed on content or artistic expression while striving to promote Scranton as a viable and creative environment.

The Scranton Fringe Festival is held annually across several consecutive days in multiple venues throughout downtown Scranton. Theatre, music, dance, film, comedy, puppetry and every other sort of performing-arts-production you can imagine are welcomed on the fringe!

The festival is kept accessible and affordable for artists (no application fees, little to no production fees) and audiences (special free programming, affordable tickets, hopper passes, etc) alike!

Scranton Fringe celebrated its first festival October 1st – 4th 2015 to great success. With forty-seven (47) productions spanning nearly one hundred (100) individual performances, and approximately three-thousand (3000) in attendance, Scranton Fringe has proven itself to be a major event in the cultural landscape of NEPA. The second festival (September 29th   October 2nd 2016) grew even larger in productions, performances and audience turn out!

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


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.

Assistant Director for Art Gallery

Organization Website
View Website

Address
20 West Broadway Jim Thorpe, PA, 18229

Contact Name
Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation Email

The Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation is seeking an Assistant Director for summer 2017 (may 15th thru September 15th – Saturdays and Sundays)

The position will include the following responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the foundation is open and ready for presentation
  • Installation of art
  • Managing gallery inventory
  • Writing Grants
  • Teach Art Classes for young children (Ages 8-12)

* Additional pay *Teaching experience is mandatory

Pleasant Speaking Manner (Greeting visitors and provide information re-history of the building, town and art)

Prior Experience is necessary (art gallery)!!

Education: 4-year college degree


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.

 

Volunteers for Art Gallery

Organization Website
View Website

Address
20 West Broadway Jim Thorpe, PA, 18229

Email
Email

The Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation is seeking volunteers for summer 2017 (May 15th thru September 15th – Saturdays and Sundays)

The volunteers will be responsible for

  • Greeting visitors and telling the history of Jim Thorpe, the Foundation and the artists that are represented in the foundation
  • Ensure that the foundation is open and ready for presentation
  • Organize files

Saucon Creek Festival of the Arts - Join the committee

Application Deadline
Monday, May 1, 2017

Contact Name
Barbara

Phone
610-217-6002

A committee has formed for the May 2017 event. It is held at the Heller Homestead, 1890-92 Friedensville Rd, Bethlehem, PA (just off Route 412 Hellertown on Water Street). They could use your help with planning the festival. Bring your ideas and a friend or two. The more input they have the better. For more info call: Barbara 610-217-6002 or David 610-217-7208.

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

Portrait Paint-Ins

Application Deadline
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Organization
The Behtlehem Palette Club View Website

Beginning January 4 and continuing every Wednesday until the end of April, 9:30am to 12:30pm at College Hill Moravian Church, 72 W. Laurel St., Bethlehem. Nothing to be intimidated about; we all just go to practice. Members are encouraged to arrive about ten minutes earlier to set up. Fee $3. Parking is free. Weather cancellations: will follow the Bethlehem School District cancellations. If the district is cancelled or has a late start that day, our workshop will be cancelled. Also, check our website and Facebook page for information.

Smooth-On Workshops - Reynolds Advanced Materials

Address
5600 Lower Macungie Rd. Macungie, PA

Phone
484-860-3636

Reynolds Advanced Materials. 5600 Lower Macungie Rd., Macungie. 484-860-3636. “Let’s Talk About” is an on-going discussion and hands on presentation series about topics relating to mold making, casting and creating. Meet people just like you at our informal gatherings who want to know more about materials and processes to help turn an idea into physical reality. 1:00 – 3:00.

  • 2/3/17 1-3pm     Let’s Talk About Being Successful With Materials; Free.
  • 4/7/17 1-3pm     Let’s Talk About Rigid & Flexible Foams; Free.
  • 7/21/17 1-3pm    Let’s Talk About Fillers, Tints and Pigments for Resins; Free.
  • 10/13/17 1-3pm  Let’s Talk About Making Movie Quality On-Skin Wounds; Free.

Smooth-On Workshops - Mold Making & Casting Seminar

Smooth-On. 5600 Lower Macungie Rd., Macungie. 610-252-5800. “Two Day Hands On Mold Making & Casting Seminar” is an immersive experience designed to introduce you to the basics of mold making and casting in an easy-to-understand format. Attendees make their own molds and castings over the 2-day period. In addition, a variety of demonstrations and application discussions will open your eyes to a new world of material possibility. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned user of these materials, you will be inspired and understand why many seminar graduates describe their experience as “life changing.” 8:00 – 5:30.

  • 3/29-3/30   Mold Making for Production Casting of Concrete; $450.
  • 4/26-4/27   Basics of Mold Making & Casting; $450.
  • 6/14-6/15   Basics of Mold Making & Casting; $450.
  • 9/13-9/14   Basics of Mold Making & Casting; $450.
  • 11/1-11/2   Mold Making for Production Casting of Concrete; $450.

Paper Marbling & Bookbinding Workshops

Ramon Townsend is a bookbinder & paper marbler who studied the crafts at Colonial Williamsburg in the 1970s and 80s. He now operates a book repair business and conduct workshops.

Bookbinding- the students will make and take home a 90 page hard cover blank book. Marbling- students will make about 25 marbled papers.

JANUARY:

  • 1/7/17 – Historic Sugartown, Malvern, Pa- Paper Marbling
  • 1/14/17- Harriton House, Bryn Mawr, Pa- Paper Marbling
  • 1/21/17- Historic Sugartown, Malvern, Pa- Introduction to Bookbinding
  • 1/28/17- Harriton House, Bryn Mawr, Pa- Introduction to Bookbinding

FEBRUARY:

  • 2/4/17- Historic Sugartown, Malvern, Pa- Advanced Bookbinding
  • 2/11/17- Pottsgrove Manor, Pottstown, Pa- Paper Marbling
  • 2/18/17- Mt. Airy Learning Tree, Philadelphia – Paper Marbling
  • 2/25/17- Mt Airy Learning Tree, Philadelphia – Introduction to Bookbinding

MARCH:

  • 3/4/17- Harriton House, Bryn Mawr, Pa- Advanced Bookbinding
  • 3/11/17- Historic Sugartown, Malvern, Pa- Paper Marbling
  • 3/18/17- Pottsgrove Manor, Pottstown, Pa- Introduction to Bookbinding
  • 3/25/17- Historic Sugartown, Malvern, Pa- Introduction to Bookbinding

APRIL:

  • 4/1/17- Harriton House, Bryn Mawr, Pa- Book Repair
  • 4/8/17- Historic Sugartown, Malvern, Pa- Paper Marbling
  • 4/22/17- Historic Sugartown, Malvern, Pa- Book Repair

Allentown Acting Classes

Organization
Treasure House Theatre View Website

Contact Name
Michael Fegley

Phone
646-543-2478

FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASSES: Wednesday Feb. 8th (and Feb. 15th at 7pm. Saturday Feb. 18th 2pm.)

Allentown Brew Works, Level 5
812 W Hamilton Street
7:00pm – 9:30pm
(646) 543-2478

The Allentown Studio Sessions are offered in twelve week installments comprised of weekly 2½ hour classes. If openings are available in a particular ongoing class, students may enroll at any time and work right away. Through participation and active observation over the course of the twelve week period, actors will work toward these goals:

Break through and abolish acting habits
Reveal and explore aspects of your temperament
Stretch your talent and strengthen your technique
Hone your selectivity in character creation
Have the opportunity to work on a “wish-list” role
Reach new depths with your work in this noble art

Upon completion of a 12 week session, actors wishing to continue their work at the studio may re-enroll to further their study, approach new material, and continue the development of their instinct and temperament.

With DANIEL AMENDA –New York City based teacher, director, and actor with a 25 year career honing a specific, selective, and practical approach to the craft of acting, firmly rooted in the work of Meisner and Stanislavski.

And MICHAEL FEGLEY –Allentown based teacher and actor with extensive credits in film and on stage, ranging from the classical to the avant-garde.

HERITAGE OF TREASURE HOUSE STUDIOS–

The Group Theatre revolutionized the American theatre 95 years ago by incorporating a form of training based on the system of Constantin Stanislavski. Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler, Robert Lewis, and most importantly Sanford Meisner, each founded schools that have taught our greatest actors for generations.
Unlike the psychological “method” of other master teachers, Sanford Meisner formulated Stanislavski’s system into “the reality of doing”— a tangible, teachable approach— and the next great step in the evolution of the training of actors.
Master teacher Robert Patterson, a protégé of Meisner, further developed the system into a concrete body of “the work” that could be applied as “one continuous action” while honoring both the actor and the playwright in a way that other systems did not.
At Treasure House, we teach through the elements of this work so that students can add depth and specific selectivity to their craft to obtain immediate results. Through participation and observation, students at Treasure House are able to benefit from the heritage which has been passed down, developed, and taught by Master Teachers for over a century.

The Studio Sessions are essential for the working actor and the new actor. Classes are for professionals who wish to maintain and deepen their craft in a fertile environment as well as for those who are serious about pursuing a career as an actor. Ages 15 and up.

CALL TO RESERVE A PLACE – (646) 543-2478

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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