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Reasons to check out Cultivate’s Artist Resource Center

Beyond assisting artists in developing their craft, we also aim to help those looking for professional opportunities within the art field. But where do you even start when the Internet is so vast and everything feels so theoretically far away? That’s where our Artist Resource Center comes in handy. Curated by members of Cultivate’s team, this resource aims to locate and highlight legitimate, professional opportunities in an array of artistic practices. The mission of is to serve and support artists in the West Michigan area with tools to elevate their careers. Check out some of these resource categories below:

Artist Job Board

This listing is geared towards emerging and mid-career artists looking to find professional roles in a creative setting. Catered especially for artists in the West Michigan area, opportunities are regularly updated with details such as: when the listing was shared, the company, the salary, and benefits, if included. Let us help you take that first daunting step into job hunting with real, professional opportunities. We’re here to remind you - you’ve got this!

Artist Calls

This is the place to be if you‘re looking for open calls, festival announcements, upcoming markets and more! With details including the parameters of each call, entry fees, application deadlines, as well as links to apply. Regardless of whether you have capacity to apply to every call you’re interested in, setting deadlines with measurable goals is a great way to encourage your own art making!

Residences and Fellowships

Residencies and fellowships offer artists the chance to step outside their regular environment and devote space to explore their craft. Often, these opportunities include a stipend or provide some type of funding, unique to each specific program. Our listing includes details regarding the programs, the duration of time, artist stipend and cost (if available), and the deadline for submitting applications. Have access to incredible experiences and opportunities while knowing you’re only viewing credible, professional sources. Check out our Residency And Fellowship Opportunities here

Artist Resource Guides

Within our Artist Resource Guides, we’ve compiled a collection of articles, helpful guides, and simple tips to assist in your professional art development. No matter what stage of the artistic process you’re in, we want to help make the most of your professional journey! Check back to stay up to date with featured articles, seasonal opportunities, and inspiration from fellow artists.

Know of an opportunity that we’re missing? Reach out and help us expand our resources for artists. We want to inspire and uplift our community, and if you’re reading this, hopefully it helps you too!

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