ArtPrize Receives $100,000 Grant from National Endowment for the Arts

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ArtPrize will receive an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), one of only 51 grants awarded nationwide. The organization will receive $100,000 as part of a broad community-based campaign to fund the 2011 event.

The grant will support key operations including education activities, mobile development for voting, among others. Our Town is the NEA’s latest investment in creative place making, which is where partners from both public and private sectors come…

ArtPrize Speaker Series: Paul Ha

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Paul Ha

Director of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.

Creating Truly Public Spaces for Art: A Museum’s Dilemma

Date: October, 5.

Cocktails: 6:00 PM

Presentation: 7:00 PM

Our…


Critical Discourse - Battle of the Top 10

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Critical Discourse – Battle of the Top 10

The public has weighed in with their favorites… so what do the experts think? A panel discussion of the Top Ten of ArtPrize 2010 is bookended by a…


ArtPrize Speaker Series: Jeff Speck

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Jeff Speck  

City Planner

New Urbanism and New Architecture: Modern Designs on the Traditional City

Friday, October 1.

Presentation: 11:30 AM

Jeff Speck is a city planner and…


ArtPrize Speaker Series: Adam Lerner, Ph.D.

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Adam Lerner, Ph.D.

Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver and Chief Animator, Department of Fabrications

Spill Paintings and Fine Beer:What is the place of art in a world filled with…

ArtPrize Speaker Series: Hasan Bakhshi

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Hasan Bakhshi
Director, Creative Industries 
National Endowment for Science, Technology 
and the Arts in London (NESTA)

Value Beyond Measure?
A Cultural Economist’s Perspective
Monday,…


Brian Kelly at ArtPrize: Opening Montage

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Brian Kelly is a photographer and filmmaker living in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Based on the video journal he made during 2009, ArtPrize® invited Brian to share his videos on our blog during…

SCVNGR Brings Game to ArtPrize

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We’re excited to announce that ArtPrize® is teaming up with SCVNGR this year! SCVNGR creates a new way for both art lovers and the social media crowd of Grand Rapids to do the event. Much…