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.

What Makes ArtPrize Unique?

The Prizes

  Public Vote Awards Juried Awards
Grand Prize $200,000 $200,000
Two-dimensional $20,000 $20,000
Three-dimensional $20,000 $20,000
Time-based $20,000 $20,000
Installation $20,000 $20,000

The jury also presents a $20,000 award for Outstanding Venue.

The Numbers

Download the current ArtPrize Annual Report.

The Experience