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UICA members receive half-priced movie tickets, free gallery admission and discounts at local retailers and restaurants.

Gallery Admission Film Admission
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2 Fulton West
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
UICA is closed on University Holidays




Interested in getting involved with UICA? 
Sign-up for our volunteer eNews to receive updates about volunteer opportunities. Learn more about volunteering at UICA or sign up for an upcoming volunteer shift here or by contacting Katherine Williams, Community Programs Coordinator, at

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Volunteer During The Heartside Community Meal.

On September 23, Heartside residents are invited to take part in a community meal presented by Seitu Jones, UICA, and a number of community partners. Guests of the event will enjoy a meal prepared by Grand Rapids chefs with ingredients cultivated from local gardens and farms on a tablescape designed by Seitu Jones and created by students, collaborators, and volunteers. 

The 250-seat community meal will unite neighbors, illuminate similarities and connections, and encourage guests to share food stories and participate in over the table conversations about food traditions, attitudes, food justice, rituals, and access while celebrating our diverse neighborhood.

Seitu Jones and UICA are currently seeking support from community members interested in volunteering during the Heartside Community Meal. A number of volunteer positions and shifts are currently available.

Attendance at a volunteer training session is required for all volunteer positions.

Volunteer During ArtPrize

This year marks the 9th anniversary of ArtPrize, and UICA is gearing up for the city-wide event. UICA is looking for a large group of volunteers to help us create a smooth and enjoyable guest experience. 

Available Positions

Gallery Monitor
Engage in conversations about the work on view and share information about the exhibition with guests. Roles and responsibilities of volunteer gallery monitors include greeting guests, providing way-finding and hospitality services in the galleries, and teaching museum etiquette to guests of all ages. 

Guest Services Associate
This position is perfect for energetic, upbeat personalities. Roles and responsibilities of the Guest Services Associate include: greeting guests, recording attendance, and distributing exhibition materials and gallery guides to guests.

Learn more about shifts, responsibilities, and sign up for a shift (or two) here
Questions? Contact Katherine Williams at

Become a Docent

Docents are trained volunteers enthusiastic about helping visitors engage with the contemporary artwork on view in UICA's galleries. The collaboration between our Docents and the Education and Curatorial staff at UICA helps to expand our visitor's experience.

Rewards of Being a Docent:

  • Expand your ability to engage with contemporary art.
  • Share ideas and experiences with visitors through gallery exploration and conversation.
  • Help guests engage with UICA programming and initiatives.

Become a Docent today. For more information about how to apply to become a docent, contact Katherine Williams at or
(616) 454 7000 x27.

Apply for an Internship

Interns play a crucial role in the growth and success of UICA. Our internship program welcomes undergraduates and graduate students who are seeking college credit and are interested in gaining hands-on professional experience in a non-profit gallery setting. These unpaid positions work alongside UICA staff on a semester basis.

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