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Call for Artists: The Artist's Way Project in Grand Rapids

Cultivate announces an exciting call for artists for "The Artist's Way Project," inspired by Julia Cameron's transformative work. This initiative seeks to engage the Grand Rapids community through art, reflecting our collective and individual journeys of creativity.

We invite local artists to lead workshops and create guerrilla art that dialogues with themes from "The Artist's Way," fostering public engagement and enhancing our cultural landscape.

Project Scope

Over 12 weeks, from June 10 to August 19, "The Artist's Way Project" will explore a range of themes, inviting artists to propose workshops and guerrilla art projects that resonate with these themes. This initiative is an opportunity to contribute creatively to the Grand Rapids area, encouraging inclusivity and community interaction.

Artist Opportunities

Selected artists will:

- Lead art workshops tailored to weekly themes.

- Create guerrilla art projects that encourage community engagement and conversation.


Artists selected for "The Artist's Way Project" will receive a $500 stipend, covering workshop facilitation and guerrilla art creation.

Timeline and Important Dates

- February 19: Call for artists opens.

- April 2: Applications due by 11:59 p.m. EST.

- April 24: Notification of selection sent to artists.

- May 1: Contracts signed.

- Mid-April (TBD): Orientation for selected artists in Grand Rapids, MI.

- May 10: Final proposals due from artists.

- June 10 - August 19: Project duration, with scheduled workshops and guerrilla art projects.

- Payment Schedule: Payments made within one month of each workshop.

Selection Criteria

A panel will review submissions based on artistic excellence, impact, feasibility, and alignment with the project's goals.

Submission Requirements

Artists should submit:

- Bio and statement

- Recent work portfolio (8-10 images or video links)

- Detailed proposals for an art workshop and a guerrilla art initiative

How to Apply

Submit your proposals through the designated application process - the page is here for complete details. Ensure your application is complete for review.

For questions or more details, contact

This call represents not just an opportunity for artistic expression but also for meaningful community engagement in Grand Rapids. We look forward to seeing your innovative ideas and welcoming you to "The Artist's Way Project."

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