ArtPrize® is a radically open, independently organized international art competition and a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
For 19 days, three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, become an open playing field where anyone can find a voice in the conversation about what is art and why it matters. Art from around the world pops up in every inch of downtown, and it’s all free and open to the public.
It’s unorthodox, highly disruptive, and undeniably intriguing to the art world and the public alike.
What Makes ArtPrize Unique?
- Open Call for Artists and Venues : Anyone over the age of 18 can be an artist and any space within the ArtPrize district can be a venue. Anyone can participate.
- Independently Organized : The entire ArtPrize exhibition is independently organized by venues and artists who connect through artprize.org.
- Public Vote and Juried Awards: Two grand prizes worth $400,000 and eight category awards worth $160,000. Half decided by public vote, and half decided by a jury of art experts.
For more information, download the current ArtPrize Annual Report.
ArtPrize 2014 Registration Dates
|Venue Registration||March 10 – April 10|
|Artist Registration||April 21 – June 5|
|Connections Period||April 28 – June 19|
ArtPrize 2014 Event Dates
|September 24||Opening Day: Round 1 Voting Begins at Noon|
|September 29||Juried Awards Shortlist Nominees Announced|
|October 4||Round 1 Voting Closes at 11:59 p.m.|
|October 5||Public Vote Finalists Announced at 1:00 p.m. / Round 2 Voting Begins at 2 p.m.|
|October 9||Round 2 Voting Closes at 11:59 p.m.|
|October 10||Winners Announced at the 2014 ArtPrize Awards at 8:00 p.m.|
|October 12||Closing Day: Venues Close at 6:00 p.m.|