MOVING AT THE SPEED OF LIFE
2020 CALL FOR ARTISTS
ARTIST CALLS & GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
“Art of Encouragement”
Deadline: Rolling 6/1/2020 – 10/30/2020
Seeking Innovative Artists for Encouraging Public Art Projects with a $60,000 Grant Program. Following unprecedented job loss due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Allentown Arts Commission has created a new program providing project-based grants to Allentown artists. The program provides stipends from $1,000–$3,000 per project for artists to create encouraging and uplifting public art and messages to be displayed throughout the City.
The Allentown Arts Commission, in partnership with Materials Conservation of Philadelphia, seeks artist responses via this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to commission an original, site-specific work of art by a professional artist(s) in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
ARTS OVATION AWARDS
The Annual Arts Ovation Awards celebrates outstanding achievements in the Arts.
Since 1989, Allentown has recognized outstanding achievements in Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Literary Arts, Arts Education, Service to the Arts, Arts Philanthropy, Emerging Artists, and our Allentown High School Seniors.
Due to the unprecedented coronovirus effects on our community and public gatherings our 2020 celebration will have a new format. Stay tuned for details!
THE ARTS & ARTISTS
As the agency that champions the arts, we believe that a creative cultural environment is essential to the city’s well-being and we strive to integrate the arts into all aspects of city life.
The Allentown Arts Commission supports the City by advocating for innovative arts policy, creating access for equitable participation in the arts, enlivening the urban environment, and fostering & enriching arts engagement for all residents.
STUDIOS & more
There are a plethora of different arts and entertainment options in Allentown. Rich in history and culture, you’ll never be short of the choices you’ll find. In Allentown, you can find the Miller Symphony Hall, the Allentown Art Museum, the Nineteenth Street Theater, and more. In addition, Allentown is home of the Allentown Band, which is the oldest civilian band in the United States.