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Cultivate is an artist-run art nonprofit based in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Learn online or in-person with our studio based, foundational art classes, 

Study with professional artists and educators.

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Contemporary art gallery with 6 exhibitions a year. 


Led by a curatorial team of established artists and curators.



Cultivate believes in and supports artists. 


Offering resources to elevate emerging and midcareer artists' careers. 

Nurturing Creativity. Promoting Inclusivity. Advocating for the Arts

Upcoming Exhibition:

Cultivate Student Exhibition

On View January 5, 2024 - January 26, 2024

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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.

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Upcoming Events:
Elevate the Conversation Around Art

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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.

Join our Community

Your support fosters a more inclusive and creative world. Become a volunteer today!



Find everything you need to visit Cultivate, including gallery hours, accessibility  and support, and parking.

 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

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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!

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Cultivate Conversations:
Art and Education Discourse

Read the Cultivate Arts Publication

Our Partners

A selection of the organizations, foundations, and donors who we have worked with this year 

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