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Why We Announced Project 1 on a Robert Morris Earthwork

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Last week we announced that ArtPrize will be producing a new kind of public art exhibition in 2019, called Project 1, and shifting ArtPrize to a biennial schedule to make room for this new series of large scale commissions between each ArtPrize. Today I want to offer some thoughts about the location we chose to deliver the news.

We made the announcement at Grand Rapids’ Belknap Park, home to a giant asphalt “X” inscribed in a hillside, the work of American sculptor Robert Morris. The…

Pitch Night Indianapolis 2016

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ArtPrize is teaming up with the Indianapolis Museum of Art in Indianapolis, Indiana to offer one artist a $5,000 grant to create an ambitious installation at a centrally located ArtPrize…

Pitch Night Louisville 2016

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ArtPrize is teaming up with 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky to offer one artist a $5,000 grant to create an ambitious installation at a centrally located ArtPrize Venue.

Every fall,…


Pitch Night Durham 2016

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ArtPrize is not just for “anyone,” we are for “everyone.” By producing programs that are intentionally inclusive, we work to understand and resolve the limitations of an open call by actively…

Pitch Night Minneapolis 2016

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ArtPrize is teaming up with the the Walker Art Center and mnartists.org in Minneapolis to host Pitch Night, a one-night event where an artist will leave with a $5,000 grant to create an…



ArtPrize Seven Critical Discourse Lineup

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Critical Discourse—an event within an event powered by ITC, Your Energy Superhighway—returns for ArtPrize Seven, bringing a week of exploration, interpretation, and debate, as well as…

Meet the Jurors: Wangechi Mutu

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Artist Wangechi Mutu and ArtPrize's Kevin Buist discuss feminism in art, Mutu's significant social and environmental advocacy work and the importance of snakes. Mutu is included in the 2015…


Meet the Jurors: Shari Frilot

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Shari Frilot, Curator of New Frontier at Sundance Film Festival and ArtPrize's Kevin Buist delve into exciting developments at the intersection of filmmaking and Virtual Reality technology,…

Meet the Jurors: Sarah Urist Green

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Kevin Buist, ArtPrize’s Director of Exhibitions andSarah Urist Green, Curator and Creator of PBS show The Art Assignment discuss all things vlogging, audience engagement and breaking the…