Join the nearly 1,000 volunteers who step forward to welcome hundreds of thousands of visitors to ArtPrize each fall.

Anyone 13+ can volunteer. Simply register for a volunteer account, sign up for shifts starting August 3, review our training videos and guides, and come prepared to have fun! 

How to be an ArtPrize Volunteer

  • Apply Online

    Anyone over 13 can volunteer for ArtPrize! Simply sign up online using a valid email address starting August 3.

  • Choose Your Shifts

    Sign up for your shifts through your Volunteer Account. Be sure to also sign up for an orientation session—a requirement to volunteer. ArtPrize 10 volunteer scheduling will open on August 3.

  • Show Up & Have Fun!

    Check in for your shifts and bring your happy face—you’re a part of something awesome! ArtPrize 10 will run September 19 -October 7, 2018.

Three Cheers For You!

Become a Volunteer

Every year, nearly 1,000 people step forward as ArtPrize® Volunteers to welcome hundreds of thousands of visitors to Grand Rapids for this extraordinary community event.

Whether you find a spot behind the scenes or in the public eye, it’s people like you who breathe life into ArtPrize and make it the place to be every fall.

There are all sorts of opportunities—from helping visitors cast their votes to helping them find their way around town. Ready to take the next step? Apply to be an ArtPrize volunteer and learn more about volunteer opportunities.

Already a Volunteer?

Great! You don’t need to reapply. You can access your Volunteer Account here. Remember, all volunteers are required to attend Orientation each year. ArtPrize 10 volunteer scheduling will open on August 3, 2018.

Also, every year we look for a few experienced volunteers who are interested in taking on extra responsibilities as a volunteer lead. Learn more about leadership opportunities.

Important Dates

  • Juried Awards Shortlist Event
  • Public Vote Final 20 Announcement
  • ArtPrize Preview Week Starts
  • ArtPrize Preview Week Ends
  • Round 1 Voting Starts
  • Round 1 Voting Ends
  • Round 2 Voting Starts
  • Round 2 Voting Ends
  • Tenth Annual ArtPrize Awards
  • ArtPrize Closing Day
  • We are here