ArtsQuest Program & Subsidiary Boards and Committees
ArtsQuest offers over 4,000 programs annually in diverse artistic formats. ArtsQuest supports community driven arts and cultural programming through Program and Subsidiary Boards: Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks. All Program and Subsidiary boards have these primary functions:
- To evaluate programs in disciplines for which they are responsible.
- To assist in the development and review new programming concepts in arts and cultural disciplines for which they are responsible, regardless of where generated.
- To reach out to the community to seek appropriate third party or partnership programming that is consistent with ArtsQuest’s mission and can be incorporated into ArtsQuest programs or facilities.
- To encourage and assist staff with the incorporation of education elements in programs wherever possible.
- To understand and assist with the financial responsibility for developing and sustaining current and future programs.
ArtsQuest Performing Arts Board
This board is responsible for assisting in the development and evaluation of diverse performing arts programs including music, dance, film, theatre, comedy and multi-disciplinary programs. For ArtsQuest purposes, literary, poetry and spoken word programs are included within this board’s responsibilities. Meets 10 times per year.
Staff liaison: Patrick Brogan; Chair: Lori Roberts
Cinema Arts Committee
The Cinema Arts Committee makes recommendations and provides feedback on programming for the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas and any other movie related programming at ArtsQuest venues and events. Meets 6 times per year.
Staff liaison: Anthony DeSanctis; Chair: Ann Knerr
Comedy Arts Committee
The Comedy Arts Committee makes recommendations and provides feedback on comedic programming at ArtsQuest venues and events. Meets 6 times per year.
Staff liaison: Addyson Young; Chair: Cindy Marsh
Music Arts Committee
The Music Arts Committee reviews music and various entertainment submissions made to ArtsQuest and makes recommendations to programming staff on both quality and appropriate venues or events for their potential inclusion. Meets 8-10 times per year.
Staff liaison: Patrick Brogan
Musikfest Advisory Committee
This committee is responsible for the oversight of Musikfest and its continued sustainability as the nation’s largest free music festival. To that end, this committee will evaluate, review and recommend changes from layout to food vendor selection to logistics that incorporate the latest trends and offer not only diversity but also the kinds of experiences that help to grow revenues year over year in order to support other ArtsQuest programming. The committee also advises, reviews, and implements the recommendations from the various ArtsQuest departments for the overall sustainability and success of the festival.
Staff liaison: Ray Neeb; Chair: Neal Apgar
The role of this committee is to advise and recommend strategies to bring together the Organization and the communities served through engaging and relevant cultural activities that provide enriching experiences and link community members from different backgrounds together through a common interest.
Staff liaison: Patrick Brogan; Chair: Myrna Rivera
ArtsQuest Visual Arts Board
This board is responsible for assisting the development and evaluation of diverse visual arts programs including glass, ceramics, photography, jewelry, painting, drawing, sculpture, decorative arts, fiber and crafts. For ArtsQuest’s purposes this board also has oversight for public art on all of ArtsQuest’s properties and for outreach public art programs, visual arts education, as well as the exhibits in any gallery or exhibit space operated by ArtsQuest. Meets 10 times per year.
Staff liaison: Lisa Harms; Chair: Todd Chambers
Education & Outreach Advisory Committee
This committee will advise on diverse, equitable and inclusion roster of Teaching Artists across all visual and performance disciplines and reviews and recommends programming and materials that provide the best opportunities for participation and successful experiences for students in the region.
Staff liaison: Lisa Harms
Exhibition & Gallery Committee
The Gallery Committee is responsible for reviewing portfolios and suggesting and recruiting artists for gallery shows. These shows are at the Banko, Crayola, Corridor galleries in the Banana Factory and the Alvin H. Butz Gallery at SteelStacks. The committee meets as needed usually twice a year to review and help schedule exhibitions.
Staff liaison: Lisa Harms
InVision Photo Festival Committee
The InVision Photo Festival Committee is divided into 3 categories; Revenue, Publicity and Programming/Logistics. The committees work together to make sure all opportunities are explored for the successful planning and implementation of the festival and Lehigh Valley Photography Month. Committee members assist the Director of Visual Arts & Education with duties involving the festival. Meetings are held monthly.
Chair & Staff liaison: Lisa Harms
Resident Artist Review Committee
The RARC is responsible for reviewing potential resident artists as well as reviewing existing artists and determining their status as outlined in the Artist Policies and Procedures term limits. The committee consists of 2 board members, 2 artists and 2 staff members and meets whenever necessary. These members are rotated.
Staff Liaison: Lisa Harms
Friends of the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks
As a subsidiary corporation of ArtsQuest established to operate the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks in accordance with the National Levitt guidelines, which very much meet the mission of ArtsQuest, this board is responsible for development and financial support of the programs at the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks, in partnership with ArtsQuest. Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks also coordinates an outreach component of the program working with ArtsQuest Education & Outreach department. This board consists of up to thirty members, and no less than nine, from our diverse community. Meets 10 times per year.
Staff liaison: Anne Sturm; Chair: Mario Galante
The Executive Committee of the Board consists of the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. The Executive Committee shall have all authority of the Board of Directors between its meetings, including the authority to dissolve or change any of the existing committees.
Staff Liaison: Anne Sturm; Chair: Mario Galante
The responsibility of this committee is to assess, oversee and implement all fundraising needs of the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks. This committee will plan, implement, and facilitate various fundraising events during the season. Committee must report out to the Board of Directors on a regular basis.
Staff Liaison: Anne Sturm; Chair: Carol Koenig
Strategic Planning Committee
The responsibility of this committee is the development of the multi-year strategic plans and evaluation and modification of the plans, as well as to oversee executive decision making relating to the overall operation of the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks. The goal is to follow a multi-year strategic plan with areas of focus on funding, branding and growth strategy. Committee must report out to the Board of Directors on a regular basis.
Staff Liaison: Anne Sturm; Chair: Tim Canfield