Join us! Welcome hundreds of thousands of visitors to ArtPrize®.

ArtPrize will return Sept.-Oct. 2020. Anyone 13+ can volunteer. Simply register for a volunteer account, sign up for shifts, 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.

  • 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. 

  • Show Up & Have Fun!

    Check in for your shifts and bring your happy face—you’re a part of something awesome!

Three Cheers For You!

Nearly 1,000 people step forward as volunteers for each ArtPrize® event, generously dedicating their time, commitment and expertise. Our volunteers, many of whom return year after year, welcome hundreds of thousands of visitors to Grand Rapids. The 19-day event simply wouldn’t be possible without it. Without you.

Become a Volunteer

Volunteering at ArtPrize truly is the best way to experience one of the most exciting events in Michigan while supporting the vibrant arts culture of Grand Rapids. There are plenty of different opportunities to get involved—from helping visitors find their way around town, to supporting our education team, events and more. Learn More.

Host an ArtPrize Artist

ArtPrize attracts some of the world’s most amazing artists — many of whom make an enormous effort to bring their ideas to Grand Rapids. Open your home and help an artist offset some costs associated with participating in ArtPrize. Learn More.

Volunteer with a Group

Volunteer with friends and colleagues, and your group will have the opportunity to help visitors sign up to vote, design their ArtPrize experience and explore hands-on educational activities. Learn More.

Important Dates

  • We are here
  • ArtPrize Opening Day
  • ArtPrize Closing Day