Cultivate is an artist-run art nonprofit based in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Learn online or in-person with our studio based, foundational art classes,
Study with professional artists and educators.
Contemporary art gallery with 6 exhibitions a year.
Led by a curatorial team of established artists and curators.
ARTIST RESOURCE CENTER
Cultivate believes in and supports artists.
Offering resources to elevate emerging and midcareer artists' careers.
Nurturing Creativity. Promoting Inclusivity. Advocating for the Arts
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Cultivate Art Education
Our studio-based art learning experience is designed to foster creativity, build foundational skills, and develop a lifelong passion for art.
Visit here to meet our teachers, learn more about our teaching philosophy, and see our student gallery.
Elevate the Conversation Around Art
Cultivate's curated events nurture creativity, inclusivity, and social advocacy through art.
Our array of offerings—ranging from life drawing and painting sessions to thought-provoking artist talks and panel discussions—invite you to engage on multiple levels. Open studios are available for families and teens, while our unique initiatives like the Artist Way Project extend the conversation into the community. Experience firsthand how art can empower, inspire, and unite.
Resources for Artists
Supporting emerging to midcareer artists in our Artist Resource Center. See funding opportunities, artist calls, job board, and articles to give artists the skills they need to elevate their careers
At-Home Learning & Resources for Educators
Find downloadable art projects, interview's with artists, lesson plans for teachers, and resources to learn wherever you are!