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

Indiemade Craft Market Vendors Applications

Application Deadline
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Click here to apply

Organization
Indiemade Craft Market View Website

Calling all artists and crafts people! Indiemade Vendor Applications can be filled out online starting now! Visit www.indiemadecraftmarket.com to fill out your vendor app online.

Sheetz Request for Commissioned Artists

Application Deadline
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Organization
Sheetz

Email
Email

Sheetz Request for Commissioned Artists

Sheetz, one of the nation’s largest and most successful family owned and operated convenience stores, is on the hunt for talented artists to showcase their unique skills on our carrier fleet. This effort is designed to take our fleet graphics to the next level and break the mold of traditional vehicle graphics. We’re searching for artists who can bring to life the edgy, fun and bold personality and uniqueness that is Sheetz, while featuring our logo and tagline: Sheetz Run & Done. The love for our brand is shared by Sheetz Freakz far and wide, and this is our opportunity to share the love with others on this highly visible touch point.

Design Criteria

BASIC GUIDELINES

  • Sheetz logo should be included, though can be slightly altered to fit custom design
  • Sheetz tagline, SHEETZ RUN & DONE, should be included
  • Sheetz Red should be a leading color in design

Artist Eligibility

THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET

  • Artist must be a fan of Sheetz
  • Artist must have a home in the Sheetz footprint state that he or she is choosing to represent
  • Both professionals and students may apply
  • Artist teams may apply; however, a team will be paid the same as an individual (must split any potential winnings)

Application Requirements

ROUND 1 SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE

  • Link to the artist’s portfolio
  • Sketch or idea write-up (this is optional and unpaid)

Selection Criteria

One final artist from each state in the Sheetz footprint will be selected upon their ability to communicate the Sheetz Brand in a new and bold way. Using the artists personal style and a Sheetz Freak level of love for the brand, the final design should interpret the Sheetz brand in a unique, fresh, and a dynamic way. Additionally, the final design must include the tagline “Run & Done.”

Wednesday, May 30th – Final Due Date for all Artists participating in the RFP to share their first round of submissions, which includes sketches, link to portfolio and write-ups.

Read more: SheetzRequestforCommissionedArtists_Final

Digital Art Competition

Application Deadline
Sunday, September 30, 2018 Click here to apply

Organization
CGTrader

Email
Email

CGTrader, a company running an online 3D model marketplace, has introduced the Digital Art Competition, which is open to all digital artists (both 2D and 3D)! https://www.cgtrader.com/digital-art-competition

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.

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!

International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art

Organization
The International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art View Website

Contact Name
Katie Hovencamp Email

Phone
(484) 707-4366

The 8th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art is coming to Scranton, PA from May 28-June 2, 2018. There are many opportunities to participate such as exhibitions, panels, demonstrations, and workshops. Early registration opens September 30, 2017. http://www.icccia.com

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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