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Chesapeake – Open Casting Call for YMCA Still Photo Campaign – June 25 – PAID

arvold.casting is holding an open casting call seeking YMCA members and real people ages 20 – 60 for a still photo ad campaign for the YMCA of the USA. They  are looking to cast people of all genders, ethnicities, and body types. Enthusiasm for group exercise a plus, no modeling experience necessary. Members of the YMCA are encouraged to attend and the general public is also welcome.

Select applicants will be chosen to participate in a photo shoot on July 13th & 14th. Photos will be featured in an ad campaign used to promote group exercise classes offered by the Y across the country. Participants may be featured on flyers, posters, banners, YMCA websites and more!


See below for further information and RSVP instructions for the open call:




Sunday, June 25th, 2017

1 PM – 5 PM

The Y at Edinburgh

1933 Edwin Drive

Chesapeake, VA 23322


If you plan to attend this open call, please RSVP by filling out this form: YMCA Open Call RSVP



Those who attend the open call should be prepared to have their photo/video taken and briefly interview with the casting team. Attendees are encouraged to dress in comfortable, form fitting athletic wear.

Attending the open call is greatly encouraged and the only way to be considered. No appointment is necessary, but a positive attitude and the ability to quietly wait are good traits to put into practice when attending an open casting call.



Client: YMCA of the USA

Casting Director: Erica Arvold

Casting Associates: Eileen Siebken, Meghan Apostoles


Audition Date: Sunday June 25, 2017

Audition Time: 1pm to 5pm

Audition Location: The Y at Edinburgh

Audition Attire: Comfortable, form fitting athletic wear

Shoot Dates: Thursday, July 13, 2017 and/or Friday, July 14, 2017

Location: Chesapeake, VA

Compensation: $100 Gift Card

Usage: Full buyout of images for all print (including online) in perpetuity.


If you have any additional questions, please contact commercial@arvold.com. You can also view the call on the arvold website  here.