FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2017
Grin City 2017 Community Resource Guide in layout. Events Planned.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to Grin City's first ever community resource guide. We have moved into layout mode and are excited to release the guide for the community at a big party on Tuesday, June 13 at The Stew (927 Broad St, Grinnell). You can take home an early copy during a basic bookbinding workshop on Sunday, June 11. Learn how to sew the binding of your own resource guide! Throughout June we will be distributing the completed guides for free around Grinnell. Learn more about the guide and our upcoming events on the Resource Guide Project Page.

"Map of Things No Longer Here" Collaborators Announced

Six Grin City artists will return to Grinnell this March and June for Grin City Collective's 2017 project "Map of Things No Longer Here." The artists will work directly with the Grinnell community to design two art works focusing on the history of our town's small businesses. These artists were selected for the strength of their collaborative and community-based work portfolio as well as their interest in how local history might build bridges across political, generational and socioeconomic backgrounds in Grinnell. They are:

Rachel Buse / Des Moines, IA
Keva Fawkes / Iowa City, IA
Freesia McKee / Milwaukee, WI
Molly Rideout / Grinnell, IA & Columbus, OH
Purvi Shah / New York, NY
Anna Swanson / Portland, OR

Learn more about on the "Map of Things" webpage. Join our mailing list to get updates on project events.

Alumni Applications for 2017 Project Now Online!

Grin City alumni! If you are looking for a paid collaborative opportunity for 2017, check out Grin City's community project, Map of Things No Longer Here. Applications are open until January 20, 2017.

A BIG thank you to Grinnell College, the Iowa Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts for sponsoring this project!


Grin City's 2017 summer project is coming soon to our home base of Grinnell, Iowa! This year two teams of Grin City's alumni artists will be embedded in the Grinnell community to develop a set of art works, performances or a series of events about the theme of Grinnell businesses that no longer exist. It's a celebration of our Main Street business community! Stay turned for more information. If you'd like to be involved as a Grinnell community member, contact us. If you are a Grin City alumni artist who wants to get involved, applications will be available online December 15, 2016 and due January 20, 2017. Selected artist collaborators will receive $2,000 personal stipend + $500 travel reimbursement + $1,500 group project budget + free housing during residency.


Can you help our summer 2017 project? Let us know!

Grin City is looking for help with the following:
* Housing for 7 people in Grinnell March 11-19, 2017
*Housing for 4 people in Grinnell June 1-30, 2017
*Potluck hosts, Friday nights May -June, 2017