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 to Visual Artists - Open Spaces of Easton

Application Deadline
Monday, July 3, 2017

Organization
Grossman Gallery, Lafayette College

Email
Email

CALL TO ARTISTS

 

Open Spaces of Easton

Grossman Gallery, Lafayette College

 

 

The Karl Stirner Arts Trail, Lafayette College and the City of Easton are pleased to announce that they will host Open Spaces, an exhibition celebrating the landscapes of the Karl Stirner Arts Trail and the Easton Cemetery in the Grossman Gallery (Lafayette College). 

 

Completed works depicting either of the two locations dropped off between June 26 and July 3 will be considered for exhibition. Up to three works may be submitted for consideration. Artists must fill out a registration upon drop off. Selected works will be hung by gallery staff prior to the exhibition dates, July 11-August 19, 2017. Opening Reception: July 15, 5:00-7:00 PM

 

There is no cost for entries, however, the Grossman Gallery reserves the right to refuse or reject works at their discretion. Work needs to be prepared (framed or otherwise ready for wall or floor placement), and ready to be hung. All mediums will be accepted for consideration.  Content must take inspiration directly from locations on the Karl Stirner Arts Trail or the Easton Cemetery (entrance on 7th Street or Grace Gate along KSAT). Plein Air encouraged, but not required.

 

Awards: 

Best in Show- $1,000.00

Runner Up- $250.00

Honorable Mention- $100.00; all determined by public vote. The artist winning Best in Show will agree to allow the City of Easton, the Karl Stirner Arts Trail, and the Easton Cemetery to use their winning entry image for promotion.

 

Any questions please email toiaj@lafayette.edu.

 

For map information:  www.karlstirnerartstrail.org

http://thehistoriceastoncemetery.org/visit/

 

Artists will be asked to sign an agreement not to solicit votes for their entry though they may publicize the exhibition.

Accepting Vendor Applications - Lehigh Valley Zine Fest

Application Deadline
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Organization
Lehigh Valley Zine Fest View Website

Contact Name
Lauren Beauchner Email

The 2nd Annual Lehigh Valley Zine Fest will take place on Saturday, August 19 from 12-5pm, at 2nd Base Vintage in Downtown Easton. Vendors will be showing and selling zines, VHS, and so much more!

Vendor Applications:

If you’re interested in table space at this year’s event, please email Lauren Beauchner at lvzinefest@gmail.com.

Please include:

  • Name & Name of Store/Collective/Partners (if applicable)
  • Photos & description of product
  • Contact information (phone, email, social media links)

Artisan Boutique - Call to Artists

Application Deadline
Sunday, August 20, 2017 Click here to apply

Organization
Lehigh Valley Chapter of the PA Guild of Craftsmen View Website

Artisan Boutique – Call to Artists
2nd Annual Boutique show held September 30 and October 1 at the Macungie Memorial Park in the Memorial Hall, 50 N. Poplar Street, Macungie, PA.

Application https://www.lvcraftsguild.org/artisan-boutique-show

Choral Auditions

Application Deadline
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

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 2017-2018 season. Auditions are now being scheduled for August. Conducted by Dr. Jennifer Kelly, CCS is a 40-voice chamber chorus with high musical standards and friendly, supportive members who sing a diverse repertoire of both classic and contemporary works. Our upcoming concert season begins with our annual Yuletide Feast at the Northampton Country Club Dec. 7 and 8. To schedule an audition please visit www.ccsingers.org or call our Box Office 484-707-5078.

Four Juried Shows -- Open Call for Exhibitors

Application Deadline
Saturday, December 16, 2017 Click here to apply

Organization
Arts Community of Easton

Address
2307 Briarwood Dr. Coplay, PA 18037

Contact Name
Eileen Cressman-Reeder Email

Arts Community of Easton presents 4 juried art shows:

Unique Artisan Markets
at the Grand Eastonian Hotel, 140 Northampton Street, Easton PA

Christmas in July ~ July 29, 2017 Hours: 10 am – 5 pm
Peace Candle Lighting ~ November 25, 2017 (Saturday) Hours: 11 am -7:30 pm
Holiday Show ~ December 2-3, 2017 (Saturday & Sunday) Hours: 10 am – 4 pm, 10 am – 3 pm
Holiday Show ~ December 16-17, 2017 (Saturday & Sunday) Hours: 10 am – 4 pm, 10 am – 3 pm

Juried Art Event: Selection of exhibitors remains the exclusive right of Unique Artisan Markets and the results are final.  Jurors reserve the right to limit categories and reject work deemed unsuitable. Anyone misrepresenting entries or failing to comply with the aforementioned rules and regulations may be asked to leave. No refunds will be issued and exhibitor will not be invited to participate in future shows.

Application Process:
Complete the application as directed on the web page.  https://eastonriversidefest.org/?page_id=2268.  You may pay through PayPal, credit card or if not, please print the completed form on line and mail with the fee and  your images to the the following address:

Eileen Cressman-Reeder
2307 Briarwood Dr.
Coplay, PA 18037

** Checks are made out to Arts Community of Easton/ACE. All checks must have UAM and the date of show in the memo only. **

We will have rolling notifications beginning in June for the July show.

 Application questions: Eileen at uniqueartisanmarkets@gmail.com

Displays:

  • Set up times start from 7 am for your convenience for each event.
  • The artisans will have room for a  six (6) foot table and 2 chairs. Pieces may be displayed on a screen that is no wider than six (6) feet.
  • Booths must be manned by the artisan. Only the artist and one assistant are allowed in the booth space during show hours. Eating behind your table or in view of the customers is not allowed.
  • All displays must have a holiday theme. The artisan is required to have red, green, gold or silver table coverings along with decorations. Art does not need to be themed under any circumstances

Collectible Original ‘Swag Bags’ this year!

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.

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

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!


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

Arts Education & Administration Internship

Organization Website
View Website

Address
25 West Third Street Bethlehem, PA 18105

Contact Name
Adam Lattimore Email

Phone
610-332-1370

The Banana Factory Arts Center at ArtsQuest seeks a dynamic intern to assist the visual arts department in the development and delivery of visual arts and education programs and events. Dates and times of the internship are flexible.


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

Jazz Improvisation Workshops

Application Deadline
Sunday, August 20, 2017

Organization Website
View Website

Email
Email

Five Day Jazz Improvisation Workshop for Young Adults (Ages 10 – 17)
Date: July 31 – August 4
Time: 10 am – 3 pm daily
Location: Nazareth Center for the Arts, 30 Belvidere St, Nazareth PA 18064
Cost: $275 if paid before June 30, 2017

One Day Jazz Improvisation Workshop for Adults (18 and up)
Date: Sunday August 20
Time: 10 am – 3 pm daily
Location: Macungie Institute, 510 East Main St, Macungie PA 18062
Cost: $99 if paid before July 15, 2017

Website: http://beginningjazz.com

Email: info@beginningjazz.com

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.

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