Each fall, artists from all over the world display their work in Grand Rapids for 19 days to compete for $500K in cash prizes

Anyone over 18, working in any medium, from any place on earth can enter ArtPrize®. The audience is massive, and prizes are awarded by public vote and expert jury. Register your work.

How to be an ArtPrize Artist

  • Register Your Entry

    Anyone over 18, working in any medium, from any place on earth can enter ArtPrize. Just sign up for an account and pay the $50 fee during Artist Registration. Register April 18 to June 2, 2016.

  • Connect With A Venue

    During the Connections Period use to find registered venues you like. If one agrees to host your entry, you’ll sign a hosting agreement. Connect April 25 to June 16, 2016.

  • Display Your Artwork

    Get your entry (and entry profile) ready! Then display your artwork at your host venue during the 19 days of ArtPrize. $500K in awards are decided by expert jury and public vote. ArtPrize Eight is September 21 to October 9, 2016.

The World’s Largest Art Competition

Open to everyone

If you’re at least 18 years old at the time of Artist Registration, you’re eligible to enter ArtPrize. Artists from anywhere on earth can participate. The entry fee is $50 for an individual artist and $100 per team for a collaborative entry.

Enter almost anything

When you register, you’ll enter your artwork in one of four major categories: 2-D, 3-D, Installation, and Time-based. Entries representing every artform and any medium are welcome at ArtPrize.

Compete for more than $500,000 in grants and prizes

Each year, ArtPrize awards $500,000 in prizes. Half are decided by public vote, and half are awarded by expert jury.

Tens of thousands in additional grants—through programs like Artist Seed Grants and Pitch Night—are awarded to participating artists each year.

Choose your own venue

Unlike any other art event of its size, each venue is independently organized. ArtPrize plays no role in selecting the artists who participate. If you can convince a registered venue to host your entry, you’re in.

You'll manage the process of selecting a venue through the Connections tool in your account.

Gain exposure to hundreds of thousands of people

Each year, ArtPrize attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from all around the world to explore and experience entries like yours on display throughout downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Hundreds of thousands more visit and use the ArtPrize mobile apps to view artwork online—and vote for the winners.

Sell your work

You can also let visitors know if your entry is for sale. Many potential collectors and fans inquire online about purchasing work, both during the event and beyond. More than a third of all artists sell their work.

Important Dates

  • Connections Period Starts
  • We are here
  • Artist Registration Ends
  • Connections Period Ends
  • Round 1 Voting Starts
  • Juried Awards Shortlist Event
  • Round 1 Voting Ends
  • Round 2 Voting Starts
  • Round 2 Voting Ends
  • ArtPrize Awards
  • ArtPrize Closing Day