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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 info@artsquest.org.

Artist Collective

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

Artists interested in the artist collective or other artist programs at the Banana Factory Art Center can email inquiries to visualarts@artquest.org

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.

Studios

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 visualarts@artsquest.org.

Exhibitions

The Banana Factory Arts Center has currently closed down exhibition submissions. We are currently evaluating our exhibition & gallery policies/procedures and will post updates in the coming weeks. All submissions submitted before June 2020 will remain on file for up to one year. After that time artists will need to re-submit.

Studio Applications

Artists interested in renting a studio space at the Banana Factory should apply using the application below. Artists who are interested in engaging with the public in a community arts center setting are encouraged to apply! The Banana Factory maintains an active waiting list for studios and applications are rolling.

We currently have a waiting list for available studios. Your application will be kept on file for future availability.

Apply Now

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:

  • Glass Bead Making (flame working)
  • Jewelry Design & Fabrication
  • Children’s after-school classes
  • Early childhood art education
  • Ceramics

If you are interested in teaching art classes at The Banana Factory in 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!

Apply Now

Please note, while teachers are encouraged to submit documents for classes you are interested in teaching at the Banana Factory Arts Center, we are currently evaluating our needs in light of COVID-19 and the earliest we will be in contact is February 2021. Submissions received for the remainder of 2020 and early 2021 will be considered for up to one year from their submission date. After that time, teachers are required to re-apply.