Tips For Educators

Watch the ArtPrize 101 video in Spanish.


ArtPrize Education Days offer everything you need to design a rich field trip experience for your students to explore, learn, and create at ArtPrize.


FREE PROGRAMS: Register for a free program administered by leading Grand Rapids cultural institution. There are lots of programs to choose from so download a program guide (grouped by grade level below) for detailed descriptions and learning standards then register here. Programs are free and include a student gift!

SELF-GUIDED VISIT:  Planning a self-guided field trip? Download free lesson plans (grouped by grade level below) to provide a rich learning experience before, during, and after your students’ ArtPrize visit. 

TRANSPORTATION GRANT: Apply here for a $100 transportation grant to offset field trip costs. 



Early Childhood Education

Free Programs

Lesson Plans

Early Childhood Friday Series

Grades K–6

Free Programs

Lesson Plans

Grades 7–12

Free Programs

Lesson Plans


Free Programs

  • Registration OPENS AUGUST 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

2016 ArtPrize Partner Schools:

Youth Competitions

Education at ArtPrize extends beyond the 19-day event each year. We offer year-round experiential learning opportunities, include youth art competitions in partnership with Consumers Energy and GRPS.

All-ages Programming

ArtPrize Labs provides hands-on creative activities and experiential learning opportunities for families, students and individuals of all ages.