Opportunities

regional arts opportunities

  • The Lehigh Valley Arts Council is committed to connecting artists of all disciplines to area opportunities that expand their careers. 
  • Explore this page for local job openings, exhibition proposals, open casting calls, try-outs, workshops, and more. This page is continually updated so check back often!
  • Do you have an opportunity for the Lehigh Valley arts community? Add it to this listing of arts opportunities by filling out our online form. Anyone can submit, not just members! We will review and post new opportunities quickly.
  • NOTE: Listings are subject to approval first.
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Arts Council Opportunities

View our own opportunities by clicking on the “Volunteering” and “Internships” pages, which are under “How Everyone Benefits.” Additionally, we are developing opportunities for contracting individuals to write arts advocacy articles and produce marketing and graphic design work. If you are interested in being considered for either opportunity please send us an email that includes your resume and addresses how you could assist us.


Opportunities

Call for Entries

Application Deadline
Friday, June 18, 2021 Click here to apply

Organization
Vestige Concept Gallery

Address
5417 Butler St Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15201

Contact Name
Kelsey Dennis Email

Phone
(412) 532-8969

Vestige Concept Gallery is calling all Street Photographers from around the globe, for a July 2021 Exhibition featuring special guest curator Rafael Fuchs, internationally acclaimed photographer and owner of Fuchs Projects, and the brand new Thames Art Center, in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

Flowerpot Painters

Application Deadline
Sunday, June 27, 2021

Organization
SouthSide Arts District View Website

Address
324 S. New Street Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015

Contact Name
Missy Hartney Email

Phone
(610) 360-5778

The SouthSide Arts District needs artists to paint designs on our large downtown flower pots. They are 32″ tall & 24″ in diameter, & made of iron/steel w/ a black matte finish. We recommend using an outdoor/exterior acrylic or latex paint. Please email your designs to missy@southsideartsdistrict.com

Call for Artists

Application Deadline
Monday, July 12, 2021 Click here to apply

Organization
Up Arts Incubator View Website

Address
127 E. Main St. Lansdale, Pennsylvania 19446

Contact Name
Dalissa McEwen Email

Phone
(267) 356-0789

Submissions are now being accepted for “Locally Grown Art,” which will be held in the gallery and online from 8/6- 9/18, 2021. “Locally Grown Art” celebrates the creativity of artists within a 25mile radius of Lansdale, PA. All mediums are welcome.

Artwork Call for Submissions

Application Deadline
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Click here to apply

Organization
Healing Through the Arts View Website

Address

Donate your original art that promotes hope and healing by communicating a message of peace, calm, comfort, and inspiration.

  • To inspire hope and healing by raising the awareness that art aids in healing
  • To create art for hospitals and healing facilities where viewers seek inspiration to heal
  • To provide students with opportunities to explore creativity and create art to help others

2021 Arts Festival Reading Artist Call

Application Deadline
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Click here to apply

Organization
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts

Address
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts 201 Washington Street Reading, PA 19601

Arts Festival Reading & Holiday Market will be returning on December 4th & 5th, 2021. The annual two-day festival will once again welcome thousands of visitors to GoggleWorks to engage with interactive art programs and discover artwork and handmade gifts from over 100 artists just before the holidays. Only this year we want to make the event as accessible as possible to our community, without sacrificing on quality.

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

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

Program Coordinator

Application Deadline
Monday, June 28, 2021

Organization
The Baum School of Art View Website

Address
510 W. Linden Street Allentown, Pennsylvania 18101

Contact Name
Shannon Fugate Email

Phone
(610) 433-0032

The Program Coordinator will be responsible for the day to day coordination, implementation, and evaluation of on-site, off-site, and virtual visual art education programs at The Baum School of Art. This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits package. See www.baumschool.org for listing.

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.

Teaching Artists

Organization
LUAG View Website

Address
420 E Packer Avenue Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015

Contact Name
Stacie Brennan Email

Phone
(610) 758-4836
Lehigh University Art Galleries (LUAG) seeks energetic and creative teaching artists and museum educators (who work in a variety of media) to enable us to strengthen and enhance the education programs we offer to adults, children, and community partnerships.

Internships

LUAG Internships

Application Deadline
Friday, December 31, 2021

Organization
Lehigh University Art Galleries View Website

Address
420 E Packer Avenue Bethelhem, Pennsylvania 18015

Contact Name
Alexandria Wismer Email

Phone
(610) 758-3615

LUAG seeks applicants for paid and credit-based internship opportunities in Marketing/Communications, Curatorial, Preparation, Education, and Visitor Services. Please contact us for availability and more information.

Hazleton Art League Internships

Organization Website
View Website

Address
31 W. Broad St Hazleton, Pennsylvania 18201

Contact Name
Katherine Bestwick Email

Phone
(570) 455-3333

– Full time or part-time internships available to college students for a summer visual art camp program
– Paid Internships are available through PHEAA
– Apply first through the Hazleton Art League


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 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.

Submit an Arts Opportunity