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 Seven.

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About ArtPrize

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 Seven will take place September 23 to October 11.

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Participation Numbers

Year Entries Venues Registered Voters Votes Placed Visitors Prizes
2015 1,554 162 TBD TBD TBD $500K
2014 1,536 174 41,956 398,714 441,000+ $540K
2013 1,524 169 49,078 446,850 400,000 $560K
2012 1,517 161 47,160 412,560 375,000 $560K
2011 1,582 164 38,811 383,106 322,000 $494K
2010 1,713 192 44,912 465,538 250,000 $479K
2009 1,262 159 37,264 334,219 200,000 $449K
TOTALS 10,688 1,181 259,181 2.4MM 1.9MM $3.6MM

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