Welcome to ArtPrize

ArtPrize® is a radically open, independently organized international art competition and a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

For 19 days, three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, become an open playing field where anyone can find a voice in the conversation about what is art and why it matters. Art from around the world pops up in every inch of downtown, and it’s all free and open to the public.

It’s unorthodox, highly disruptive, and undeniably intriguing to the art world and the public alike.

ArtPrize Seven will take place September 23 – October 11, 2015

What Makes ArtPrize Unique?

Participation Numbers

Year Entries Venues Registered Voters Votes Placed Visitors Prizes
2015 1,551 162 TBD TBD TBD $500K
2014 1,536 174 41,956 398,714 441,000+ $540K
2013 1,524 169 49,078 446,850 400,000 $560K
2012 1,517 161 47,160 412,560 375,000 $560K
2011 1,582 164 38,811 383,106 322,000 $494K
2010 1,713 192 44,912 465,538 250,000 $479K
2009 1,262 159 37,264 334,219 200,000 $449K
TOTALS 10,688 1,181 259,181 2.4MM 1.9MM $3.6MM

ArtPrize Seven Event Dates

September 23 Opening Day: Round 1 Voting Begins
September 28 Jurors' Shortlist Announced
October 3 Round 1 Voting Closes
October 4 Public Vote Finalists Announced / Round 2 Voting Begins
October 8 Round 2 Voting Closes
October 9 Winners Announced at the 2015 ArtPrize Awards
October 11 Closing Day

ArtPrize Seven Important Dates

Venue Registration March 9 – April 9
Artist Registration April 20 – June 4
Connections April 28 – June 18

Future ArtPrize Dates

Mark your calendars! Here's when ArtPrize will be happening through 2025.

2016 September 21 – October 9
2017 September 20 – October 8
2018 September 19 – October 7
2019 September 18 – October 6
2020 September 16 – October 4
2021 September 15 – October 3
2022 September 21 – October 9
2023 September 20 – October 8
2024 September 18 – October 6
2025 September 17 – October 5

The Annual Report

Check out the 2014 ArtPrize Annual Report.

The Experience