ArtPrize season is right around the corner–and this year marks the 5th Anniversary of this incredible event. UICA invites you to plug in to this year’s excitement and volunteer with us during ArtPrize 2014. This year’s dates are September 24th-October 12th, and UICA is looking for a large group of volunteers to help us create a smooth and fun guest experience.  We have lots of shifts to choose from as well as some sweet membership incentives for serving multiple shifts.

To sign up, please follow the link below:

UICA ArtPrize Volunteer Sign Up

Sign-up for our Volunteer email list to receive updates on volunteer opportunities.

UICA’s Docent Program

Docents are trained volunteers enthusiastic about helping visitors engage with UICA and the artwork in our galleries. This collaboration between our Docents, Education, and Curatorial staff will expand visitor’s experience of contemporary art and UICA, providing a dynamic and welcoming experience for visitors and tours.

Rewards of Being a Docent:
-Ability to engage with Contemporary Art in a more in depth way: learn different methods of talking about Contemporary Art
-Share ideas and experiences with visitors
-Invaluable in helping guests plug in to current exhibits and UICA programming
-Community outreach and on going learning opportunities

Docent Training:
-No teaching experience required
-Study of the context in which each artist is currently creating
-Analysis of materials used by artist, artist’s intention, and ideas
-Readings, presentations, in-gallery talks by UICA Education and Curatorial staff

Become a Docent today! For more information, contact Taylor Greenfield at taylor@uica.org or (616) 454-7000 ext. 18.

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts

2 Fulton West
Grand Rapids, MI 49503



Tuesday–Saturday | 12 – 9 PM
Sunday | 12 – 6 PM
Closed Mondays

ArtPrize Hours
Monday-Thursday | 12 - 8 PM
member only hours 10 AM-12 PM

Friday-Saturday | 12 - 9 PM
member only hours 10 AM -12 PM

Sunday | 12 - 6 PM

Gallery Admission
Members: Free
Non-members: $5

Film Admission
Members: $4
Non-members: $8