The ArtPrize Press Room
Explore ArtPrize press releases and media kits from 2009 to now; find synthesized information about the awards structure and historical event participation numbers; and get all the important dates for ArtPrize 2015.
ArtPrize is a radically open international art competition and 501(c)(3) nonprofit 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.
ArtPrize 2015 will take place September 23 to October 11.
What Makes Us 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 $200,000 grand prizes and eight category awards worth $100,000. Half decided by public vote, and half decided by a jury of art experts.
ArtPrize 2015 Registration Dates
|Venue Registration||March 9 – April 9|
|Artist Registration||April 20 – June 4|
|Connections Period||April 28 – June 18|
ArtPrize 2015 Event Dates
|September 23||Opening Day: Round 1 Voting Begins|
|September 28||Jurors' Shortlist Event|
|October 3||Round 1 Voting Closes|
|October 4||Public Vote Finalists Announced / Round 2 Voting Begins|
|October 8||Round 2 Voting Closes|
|October 9||Winners Announced at the 2015 ArtPrize Awards|
|October 11||Closing Day: Venues Close|
If you have questions or would like more information, contact the ArtPrize Public Relations Team: