Help For Artists
Summary of Artist Rules
- Artists must be 18 years old at the time they register.
- Artists must pay a $50 non-refundable fee to complete their ArtPrize entry. Collaborative entries pay a non-refundable fee of $100.
- In the case of collaborative entries, every individual that makes a significant creative contribution to the entry must be registered and officially attached to that entry and no other entries. Volunteers or contractors that did not make a significant creative contribution to the entry do not need to be registered.
- Entries must be shown at an ArtPrize venue.
- Secondary elements of a piece (or instances of a performance) may appear elsewhere, but the primary element and/or documentation of an entry must be at its venue.
- Artists must sign a Hosting Agreement with their venue.
- Entries may be a single piece, a collection of pieces, or an installation with multiple elements. In any case, an entry is titled and voted on as a single unit.
- If an Entry is time-based or performance oriented, the Entry must be performed at least once within the first round of voting with an artifact or other representation (props, a video, etc.) left behind to be presented for the remainder of the competition.
- Only original Entries are eligible for submission. The Artist is responsible to ensure that the Entry does not infringe on any third party’s proprietary rights.
- The Entry must be currently owned by the Artist or by the collaborative group of Artists.
- The Artist is responsible for transportation of the Entry to, and removal of the Entry from, the applicable Venue, unless otherwise provided in the applicable Hosting Agreement or other arrangements with the Venue.
- Entries from prior ArtPrize competitions, or Entries that are identical to Entries from prior ArtPrize competitions may not be entered in ArtPrize.
- The winner of the public vote first prize agrees to transfer ownership of the entry to ArtPrize.
- All sales during the event are considered pending until the end of the event. If the first place winner was entered into a pending sale, that sale is voided.
- Artists that win one of the ten public vote prizes and/or juried awards are ineligible to enter ArtPrize the following year. The winners of ArtPrize 2012 may not enter ArtPrize 2013, including all members of collaborative entries.
View the Official Rules for ArtPrize Artists here.
Rules for Artist Self-Promotion
If you're planning on promoting your ArtPrize entry and voting information, there are a few resources and rules you should know about.
Artists are not allowed to use the ArtPrize logo to promote their entries, we reserve that for events, materials, and locations produced by ArtPrize. Instead, we provide an Artist Seal that artsits can use on promotional materials.
The artist seal will be available for download soon.
Artist Seal Rules
When using the Artist Seal, remember:
- Do not alter the Artist Seal. The Seal must appear as it is, this means that the color, shape, etc., cannot be changed.
- All use must be non-commercial. Whatever objects you create using the Seal cannot be sold. (For example, you could make promotional t-shirts that use the Artist Seal, but you cannot sell them.)
ArtPrize prints one official voting label for each ArtPrize entry. Labels contain the title, medium and voting number, as well as the artist name, city, and country. All labels contain voting instructions, and for the artists who recorded a message for the ArtPrize Audio Guide, call-in instructions are included.
Voting labels are distributed to venues. Either the venue or artist must place them next to the work before voting begins.
Some artists find the need to print additional labels. In this case, please use the PDF templates provided below. ArtPrize does not print artist statements. However, an artist statement template is included with the label templates, so you may print your own.
Artist label templates will be available for download soon.