Tips For Educators

Customize an ArtPrize Education Days experience for your students! You don't have to be an art expert, and you don't have to do it alone. Register here for one of our field trip planning sessions.

 

Click here to watch the ArtPrize 101 video in Spanish.

Free Programs 

ArtPrize Education Days programs are 30-90 minute programs that are free and designed for school groups visiting the ArtPrize event. Program offerings range from guided tours, poetry workshops, STEAM activities, artist-led presentations, design challenges, and much more. All programs include National Core Arts Standards as well as integrated standards ranging from ELA, Social Studies, to Science.  Download a program guide (grouped by grades below), then register here

Self-Guided Visits

Download free ArtPrize lesson plans (grouped by grades below) to provide a rich learning experience before, during and after your students’ ArtPrize visit.  Then use the links below to preview entries, search for thematic artwork as it relates to your curriculum, and find venues open during the day. We recommend visiting the ArtPrize HUB, its a great starting or resting location for school groups and houses the 2015 Public Vote Grand Prize Winner.

Transportation Grants

Apply here to help your school offset transportation costs of getting to ArtPrize. Grants are limited to $100 per school and are on a first-come, first-served basis. 

General Field Trip Information

Questions? email becca@artprize.org  

Early Childhood Education

Free Programs

  • Program Guide (coming soon)
  • Registration (opens August 24, 2016)

Lesson Plans

  •  Self-Guided Lesson Plans (coming soon)

Early Childhood Days 

Grades K–6

Free Programs

  • Program Guide (coming soon)
  • Registration (opens August 24, 2016)

Lesson Plans

Grades 7–12

Free Programs

  • Program Guide (coming soon)
  • Registration (opens August 24, 2016)

Lesson Plans

Afterschool

Free Programs

  • Program Guide (coming soon)
  • Registration (opens August 24, 2016)

ArtPrize Partner Schools

ArtPrize Partner Schools model progressive approaches to teaching and learning, and work closely with ArtPrize year-round to design best-practice resources and deepen their students' ArtPrize experience within the classroom​.

Partners must all be located within the city of Grand Rapids or serve Grand Rapids youth, and must also ​demonstrate a need for increased transportation and program registration support. Interested in becoming an ArtPrize Partner School? Contact becca@artprize.org.

2016 ArtPrize Partner Schools

Independent Youth Competitions

ArtPrize is proud to provide support to the independently organized youth art competitions listed below:  

ArtPrize Labs

ArtPrize Labs are creative activities, events, and experiential learning opportunities for families and individuals of all ages.

Free Events + Programs

  • Drop-In Studios
  • Studio Events
  • Mobile Workshop
  • Partner Events

Resources 

  • 2016 Family Activity Kit