Artist Opportunities

Our opportunities for visual artists will be expanding as we open new facilities and launch new festivals. Below you’ll find all of the applications you’ll need to get us involved with your art! We’ll be adding more applications and opportunities as we hammer out details for our many new and exciting events. Good times!

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Artist Collective

$50/$45 ArtsQuest Members

The Artist Collective is designed to celebrate and support the creative community by providing networking, professional development and career opportunities for visual artists.

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Call for Entries: Mural Proposals for the SouthSide Arts District Mural Arts Project: A Temporary, Parachute Cloth Mural Showcase along the South Side Greenway

A Public Art Project funded by the Lehigh Valley Arts Council and a Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Project Stream Grant

Administered by ArtsQuest, the SouthSide Arts District and Lehigh University

Deadline: March 18

A collaborative effort led by ArtsQuest, the SouthSide Arts District, and Lehigh University, seeks proposals from local artists to design parachute cloth murals for temporary display along the South Side Greenway and permanent installation on buildings in Bethlehem, PA. This effort is meant to build on public art initiatives throughout the SouthSide, and help reinforce the burgeoning SouthSide Arts District. Selected artists will work with community-based partners and stakeholders to refine their designs and will create the work as part of the SouthSide Arts & Music Festival in April.

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Southside Arts & Music Festival – Vendor Space

Interested in being a vendor at the South Arts & Music Festival? Please fill out the application below! Applications are currently being reviewed, and applicants will be notified via email if they have been accepted. Submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance into the festival.

Deadline: March 26

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What is South Arts & Music Festival
Highlighting South Bethlehem’s arts district, the South Arts & Music Festival features two days filled with live music and arts programming designed to encourage guests to explore the city’s shops, restaurants and art venues. Upwards of 2,00 visitors attended last year’s festival which included street performers, live mural painting, yarn-bombing, performing artists, glass blowing, screen printing, face painting, an Artisan Art Walk, food trucks, and much more!

If vendors have any questions regarding the application, please e-mail

Contemporary Renaissance Women

Artists are encouraged to submit work that explores women’s identity in today’s culture, politics and media, as well as their role in the arts, science and health fields. Get empowered to join many voices and visions for the future of all women. Open to all genre of arts.

The exhibit will be juried by Curators Maryann Riker and Deborah Rabinsky, as well as the Visual Arts Team at ArtsQuest, Stacie Brennan, Hillary Harper and Nicole Gencarelli.

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Deadline: April 18

Exhibition Dates: May 11-June 16

Become a Banana Factory Artist!

ArtsQuest’s Banana Factory jury selected resident artist program offers low-cost working studios to area artists. ArtsQuest is seeking artists who are committed to their work, and to being a part of a community that believes in and promotes art. Interested individuals should submit an application including a statement of intent, current, artist resume and at least 10-20 images of work. If selected for interview, artists will be asked to provide a minimum of 5 pieces of original work for review. Artists selected for the resident artists’ program are regularly reviewed to maintain the highest level of work and dedication to the art community.


Low cost, subsidized studios. Studios vary in size from 200- to 900-sq. ft., with 24/7 access for artists.

Teaching Opportunities

Resident artists may teach courses at the Banana Factory, including courses they design and develop themselves.

Exhibition Opportunities

There are many opportunities to show work in the galleries and public spaces of the Banana Factory, including the Annual Artists’ Show.

Working Facilities

Resident artists have access to all of the creative facilities at the Banana Factory, including a dark room, hot glass shop, ceramics studio, digital photo lab and more.

For more information, please contact:

The Visual Arts and Education Coordinator @ 610-332-1300 or


If you’re looking to have an exhibition at the Banana Factory arts center, please fill out our application form.

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Studio Applications

“How do I get a studio” is one our most frequently asked questions. Well, it’s an incredibly competitive process, because studio space is limited. We keep an active waiting list, so if you’d like to be considered for a studio click the link below and fill out the form.

Emerging artists who have a strong community mindset are strongly encouraged to apply!

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Teaching at the Banana Factory

Interested in Teaching Art?

The Banana Factory is a community arts and education center focused on providing the community with artistic and cultural experiences. We offer a wide variety of arts classes for all skill levels and ages.

We are reaching out to our community in search of new teachers who can bring new and exciting classes to our students! Specific classes we’re looking for teachers for are:

  • Pastels
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Jewelry Design & Fabrication
  • Printmaking/Screenprinting
  • Ceramics
  • Children’s after-school classes

If you are interested in teaching art classes at The Banana Factoryin any type of media, please fill out the form below.

*You will receive a confirmation email indicating that your form has been received.

The form may take a few minutes to submit, because of all the attachments that have to get uploaded.

Please be patient and stay on this page (and don’t refresh). You’ll know when it submits, cause you’ll be redirected to another page!

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Compendium: (Land)scapes

Deadline: February 26

Following the inaugural Compendium exhibition in 2017, ArtsQuest and the Banana Factory Arts Centers follows up in 2018 with Compendium: Landscapes. In addition to highlighting the Artist Collective Program year round programing, this exhibition features work from current members and seeks addition artists to participate in the growing network of local and regional artists.

The exhibit will be juried by the Visual Arts Team at the Banana Factory: Stacie Brennan, Hillary Harper, and Nicole Gencarelli, as well as the Gallery Committee, made up of Ricardo Viera, Jeffrey Ludwig-Dicus, Nicki Stager, David Sestak and Ian Summers.

Submissions are now closed.

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