ArtPrize Videos

Experience ArtPrize

Enjoy a moving portrait of ArtPrize in Grand Rapids by Brian Kelly. Scored by the rousing Flint Eastwood tune "Find What You're Looking For", the film captures the heart of the international competition and city-wide exhibition through a series of intimate portraits of ArtPrize Eight Artists and their work.

ArtPrize Critical Discourse, Year-Round



New in 2016, we're expanding our popular 'Critical Discourse' events into a year-round online video series -- continuing the charged conversation around the topics of contemporary and public art, freedom of expression, mass collaboration, crowdsourcing, urban engagement and of course ArtPrize, beyond the 19-day event.

Subscribe to the Critical Discourse YouTube channel.

ArtPrize Eight

Major Announcements of ArtPrize EIght

Critical Discourse at ArtPrize Eight

ArtPrize Seven

Major Announcements of ArtPrize Seven

Critical Discourse at ArtPrize Seven

Watch each of the six events intended to be a platform for rigorous, intentional and transformative debate about art and why it matters.

ArtPrize 2014

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The Juried Grand Prize

Since it was founded in 2009, ArtPrize has received attention for its controversial $200,000 top prize determined solely by public vote.

Then, in 2012, ArtPrize made the unexpected and equally controversial move to add a $100,000 Juried Grand Prize to the total purse. This award would be decided by a panel of three internationally regarded art experts. The move was a critical success, and ArtPrize offered the prize again in 2013.

In these short films, director Brian Kelly shares the story behind the ArtPrize Juried Grand Prize.