In 2021, classes began online.
Classes included Drawing 1, Comics Drawing, Gardening, Watercolor, Acrylic Painting, and more.
In one year, with one teacher, we were able to do the following:
Teach 636 students, ages 5-adult
Provide $1000 in scholarships, as provided by an anonymous donor
Offer 53 different classes, ages 5-adult
25 Artist Presentations or Lectures
We launched in February 2022.
Since then we have seen incredible things --
Collective social media reach of 300k
Average of 2k website views/month
Offer 40 different classes, ages 3-adult
Over 200 students with East Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation
Local Partnerships with GVSU, Calvin College, KCAD, ArtPrize, DGRI, and many more
Regional and National Partnerships with colleges, galleries, and publications
Supported over 200 artists locally, regionally, and nationally with events and connection
Thank you for supporting Cultivate as we grow. We look forward to our building and expanding in Grand Rapids.
Artists, students of all ages, and community members alike are growing with Cultivate.
This will only increase in time, with new opportunities for collaborations and continued growth in programming, courses, and exhibitions.
Your gift to our Capital Campaign ensures that creativity, connection, and growth continues!
Our People Come to -
"This has changed the way I see. I notice line, value, compositions everywhere I go. I am a stronger artist with these classes. I have signed up for more because I can't wait to see where I go from here."
- Adult Continuing Education Student