Impact Report
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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

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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.  

Art Gallery

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 - 

Learn 
"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