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ArtPrize Announces New Five-year Retrospective Book

By Todd Herring on

We are proud to announce the release of our new, five-year retrospective book: 

ARTPRIZE: How a Radically Open Competition Transformed a City and Changed the Way We Think About Art 

Featuring photography by Brian Kelly and essays by Rick DeVos, founder and chairman of  ArtPrize, Adam Lerner, director and chief animator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, and Dustin Dwyer, reporter with Michigan Radio, the book tells the unique story of the ArtPrize event, capturing the energy…

ArtPrize Season is Officially Underway

By Christian Gaines on

Last Monday, March 10 marked a beginning – a kickoff of sorts – of the official ArtPrize Season, because that’s when ArtPrize Venue Registration officially launched.  And in our first week,…

Why Change the Awards? A Few Thoughts

By Kevin Buist on

Young Kim, salt & earth, ArtPrize 2009. Photo: Brian Kelly

This morning we announced a big step in the evolution of ArtPrize. We’ve restructured the awards so that the public and…


ArtPrize 2014 Updates Awards Structure

By Brian Burch on

ArtPrize is radically open and we have changed the event every year of its existence. This is how we keep the experiment interesting.

Today we announced a comprehensive restructuring of…

Changing the Rules

By Todd Herring on

Working at ArtPrize is a balance of implementing a disciplined, long-term strategy while responding to the unexpected realities of a crowd-sourced event.  It's a practice of improvising in…



Yes, we’re quite jolly.

By Todd Herring on

The year end often comes with a bit of a sting.  All year, the staff works tirelessly to produce an event like nothing else in the world.  To do so, we have a full time, year-round staff of…

Mapping Art in Unusual Places

By Kevin Buist on

Maps are powerful images. They help us orient ourselves in physical space, but they can also be used to orient ourselves in time. Last Friday, UICA hosted a discussion to reflect on the…


The 5th Annual ArtPrize Awards

By Brian Burch on

On Friday October 4, ArtPrize awarded $560,000 in cash prizes to the artists of 16 installations, concluding the epic, 19-day event.

Throughout the 16-day public voting process, 49,078…