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 2016 will take place from September 21 to October 9.
What Makes ArtPrize Unique?
- Open Call for Artists and Venues : Anyone over the age of 18 can be an artist and any space within the ArtPrize district can be a venue. Anyone can participate.
- Independently Organized : The entire ArtPrize exhibition is independently organized by venues and artists who connect through artprize.org.
- Public Vote and Juried Awards: Two $200,000 grand prizes and eight category awards, more than $500,000 is awarded. Half decided by public vote, and half decided by a jury of art experts.
|Year||Entries||Venues||Registered Voters||Votes Placed||Visitors||Prizes|
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