Go to the ArtPrize mobile app.
ArtPrize has a new mobile app for 2021! Learn more here.

Sign Up to Volunteer

Ready to take the next step? Great! It couldn’t be easier to sign up and become an ArtPrize volunteer.

  1. Create a Volunteer Account, including completing the Volunteer Application form.
  2. Review our current volunteer opportunities.
  3. Sign up for shifts through your Volunteer Account.
  4. Review training materials and/or attend an in-person volunteer orientation before your first shift.


Anyone age 13 and older can volunteer for ArtPrize. Volunteers under the age of 18 should be accompanied by an adult.

Volunteers Overview

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 and help create a platform to celebrate the vision and courage of artists who embrace the spirit of the event. The support our community provides to make ArtPrize possible is extraordinary. The 18-day event simply wouldn’t be possible without it. Without you.

There are plenty of different opportunities to get involved—from helping visitors find their way around town, teaching others how to award prizes, supporting ArtPrize staff, and more. Anyone 13 and older can volunteer.

Volunteer Opportunities 2021

Every event, we have a variety of volunteer opportunities available. Here's a peek at what we will need help with this fall:

  • Wayfinding/Downtown Navigation - helping visitors figure out where they're going
  • Web-app Pros - teaching visitors our new prize awarding format
  • Production Helpers - maintaining and distributing ArtPrize materials
  • General Support - filling in the gaps

Interested in volunteering as a group? Shoot us an email at volunteer@artprize.org to learn more about how this works.

Hoping to take on a bigger role? Fantastic! There will be an opportunity to indicate your interest in this role once you sign-up/login to your ArtPrize Volunteerhub account.