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A stunning look at ArtPrize Nine by Brian Kelly. Scored by the melodic hi-ker tune "Luckee", the film captures the heart of the international competition as it captivates the city of Grand Rapids through a series of intimate portraits of ArtPrize Nine Artists and their work.

Take a look back at highlights from ArtPrize events in 20162015, 2014, 2013, and 2012.

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.