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 Artists

Application Deadline
Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Organization
Arts Community of Easton View Website

Contact Name
Janet Rockware Email

ACE & Karl Stirner Arts Trail has 10 openings for ACE artists to paint on artist wall along the trail. Artists must be an ACE member. To become a member visit our website. ACE members may submit name & contact info to info@eastonart.org Lottery drawing of artist names chosen & contacted by ACE.

Call for Artists

Application Deadline
Friday, June 12, 2020 Click here to apply

Organization
Materials Conservation Co. View Website

Contact Name
Julia Guerrero Email

Phone
(215) 820-5513

Call for Artists for a new work of public art in Allentown, PA. Great opportunity for muralists with an interest in community engagement. Budget: $22,000.

Site-specific Artist Installations

Application Deadline
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Click here to apply

Organization
Eastern State Penitentiary View Website

Address
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site 2027 Fairmount Avenue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130

Contact Name
Damon McCool Email

Phone
(610) 866-4382

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals for its 2021 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. The deadline for proposals is June 17, 2020.

ArtsQuest

Application Deadline
Sunday, June 28, 2020 Click here to apply

Organization
ArtsQuest View Website

Address
25 West Third Street Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015

Contact Name
Nicole Gencarelli Email

Phone
(610) 332-1300

ArtsQuest is seeking art from artists and members of the community focusing on the theme of travel. This exhibition will also feature additional collaborative works from our summer students ages 4-18.
The deadline to apply is June 28th.

Open Call for Submissions

Application Deadline
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Click here to apply

Organization
Maake Magazine View Website

Address

Contact Name
Emily Burns Email

For Issue 11 of Maake Magazine, curated by Tanya Gayer. Maake Magazine is an independent, artist-run, limited edition print publication and online resource showcasing the work of emerging artists. Artists making work in all media are encouraged to apply. Visit our website to learn more.

Comedy Acts

Application Deadline
Saturday, September 19, 2020 Click here to apply

Organization
Allentown Brew Works

Contact Name
Andy Pollack Email

Phone
(610) 428-5826

Brew Haha is a free comedy/variety show held on the 4th Thursday of every month at the Allentown Brew Works.

We’re looking for any kind of comedy or comedy-adjacent act, including stand-up, character bits, improv (long or short form), sketch (live or video), clowning, magic, juggling, etc.

Open Auditions for Singers

Organization
Concord Chamber Singers View Website

Phone
484-707-5078

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

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!

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

Virtual Summer Video Institute

Application Deadline
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Click here to apply

Organization
DeSales University View Website

Address
2755 Station Ave. Center Valley, PA 18034

Contact Name
Chuck Gloman Email

Phone
610.282.1100 xt 1683

June 22-26
During this difficult time, DeSales University is reaching out to educate tomorrow’s filmmakers in the craft of film-making using familiar tools, Virtual Technology, and the latest software to strengthen your technical ability to create a marketable product

The Virtual Summer Video Institute (VSVI) at DeSales offers students an introduction to the theories of techniques of digital movie making using cellular phones. Each student will create a minimum of two short films and potentially collaborate on a larger scale production.

Cost: $335 No application fee or deposit required.

Application Deadline is June 17, 2020

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