Grinnell Area Arts Council

Grinnell Area Arts Council logo with tagline "Enriching the Community by Supporting Creative Expression"



Mission:  The Grinnell Area Arts Council’s mission is to enrich the community by supporting creative expression. To fulfill this mission, we offer a diverse portfolio of arts programming to community members of all ages and backgrounds. We are the administrative heart for a number of local arts programs, including Grinnell Community Theatre, Turlach Ur Pipe Band, Music in the Park and more, as well as our own educational arts programming. We operate two physical locations housing creative, gallery, and performance spaces: the Grinnell Arts Center (926 Broad Street) and the Stew Makerspace (927 Broad Street, a collaboration with the college’s Wilson Center for Innovation and Leadership).

The Neverland Players work with the Arts Council’s afterschool program to turn children-written stories into performance.

Location: Grinnell (0.2 miles from Grinnell College)

Needs: Volunteer help with Studio 6; admin work, gallery docents, Community Theatre shows.



  • One-time events: yes
  • Ongoing: yes


When is service needed:   year-round

Number of hours:  Flexible, as much or little as is possible for the volunteer


  • In-person: yes
  • Hybrid in-person/virtual possible: yes
  • Fully virtual possible: Yes for social media and grant research, but mostly hands-on, in person

Equipment/logistics needed: Ability to get to the Arts Center is the only requirement.

Training supplied: Depending on the task, there is a varied amount of training required.


How to apply: Apply through the website:

Contact: Monica St. Angelo, 641-236-3203,

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