New at Grin City:

Apply Now | Applications Due: 3/10/15

During the summer, Grin City invites eight college level writers, visual or performance artists for a special, subsidized 4-week residency. Artists accepted into the Emerging Artist Residency receive individual housing and studio space. The residency ends in a final group show and reading in the downtown Stewart Art Gallery.

Public Writing at Public Libraries

Thanks to the Iowa Arts Council's Public Art Network, more and more Iowans are able to stumble upon new works of contemporary visual art in public places, but there are fewer opportunities for the public to stumble upon new works of creative writing without the sometimes-intimidating commitment to opening the cover of a book.

Rurally Good Festival: 5/30/15

Located on Grin City's 320-acre farm property just north of Grinnell, Iowa. This year's Rurally Good Festival will be building off of 2013's Rurally Good Festival. This year's Rurally Good will be condensed 1-day event that includes a gallery show of artists-in-residence work, open studios tour, readings by authors-in-residence.

New Artists-in-Residence 2015

Grin City Collective's Artist & Writers Residency Program offers 3-week or 6-week long residencies for writers, visual and performance artists on a 320-acre farm in Central Iowa. Residents receive a private studio, bedroom and a collaborative working atmosphere. Artists over the age of 21 at any stage of their career may apply.

About Grin City:


Grin City needs your support. Help Grin City continue to support emerging and established artists of all disciplines.


Woodworking shop, metal working facilities, large indoor spaces to create large scale works and individual studios. Whatever it is you want to create Grin City can find a way.


Grin City is located on a 320-acre farm in beautiful east-central Iowa. The farm is located one mile north of the town of Grinnell.


Artist Residency Programs. Learn more about past Grin City Collective artists-in-residence.