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!

If you have any questions, feel free to shoot us a note at

Musikfest 35th Anniversary Photography Exhibition

The community is invited to submit their best photos of Musikfest over the years for the Musikfest 35th Anniversary Photography Exhibition, set for July 6-Sept. 2 at the Banana Factory.

First-prize will earn $150 and Honorable Mention will receive $75. Award winners will be announced via the Banana Factory and Musikfest Instagram and Facebook pages June 22. Individuals may submit up to three high-resolution images along with the year the photo was taken for a fee of $10.

Deadline: June 17

The Musikfest 35th Anniversary Photography Exhibition is designed to celebrate the festival and everyone who attends. Photographs should capture the fun, festiveness and essence of the festival. Accepted works will be displayed at ArtsQuest’s Banana Factory in the Hallway to the Arts.

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Call for Silent Auction Entries for Glass Blast 2018

Glass Blast in an annual fundraising party that provides educational opportunities for the Lehigh Valley community through the support of the year-round operation of the ArtsQuest Glass Studio. As the glass studio’s only annual fundraiser, it provides a unique opportunity for artists to have proceeds from the sale of their works go directly to the glass community.

  • All applications must be received by July 30th, 2018
  • We request that all works have a retail value of $150 or above
  • Artists receive 50% of the sale value within four weeks following the event.
  • Artwork will be juried by the Glass Blast Committee based on images, descriptions, and prices submitted.

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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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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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