Pitch Night Cincinnati Winner
Kimberly Walker took home a $5,000 grant to install an exhibit to raise awareness of sexual assault in the military to the Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Eberhard Center this fall.Learn More Learn More
Pitch Night Nashville Winner
Greg Pond and Banning Bouldin took home a $5,000 grant to bring an exhibit exploring the connection between dance and architecture to Western Michigan University (WMU) this fall.Learn More Learn More
Pitch Night New Orleans Winner
Sadie Sheldon took home a $5,000 grant to bring an interactive sculpture installation, made of discarded materials, to the Van Andel Arena this fall.Learn More Learn More
Pitch Night Phoenix Winner
Nathaniel Lewis took home a $5,000 grant to bring a massive toy cap gun installation to the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) this fall.Learn More Learn More
Pitch Night Detroit Winner
Troy Ramos took home a $5,000 grant to bring his interactive sound installation to 111 Lyon Building in downtown Grand Rapids this fall.Learn More Learn More
What is Pitch Night?
ArtPrize launched Pitch Night in 2013 as a means of discovering exciting, ambitious projects across the country, and to help overcome the barriers that out-of-state artists can face when bringing them to the annual event.
2018 Pitch Night events — held in partnership with 21c Museum Hotels, Delta Air Lines and Experience Grand Rapids — took place in five cities across the country this spring.
Following an open call for proposals, five artists were invited to present at each event and given five minutes to pitch their installation ideas for ArtPrize 10 to a panel of local art experts. The winning artists each received a $5,000 grant and a guaranteed spot on a highly trafficked ArtPrize 10 Venue this fall.
In 2016, the ArtPrize Eight Grand Prize Jurors awarded the $200,000 Juried Grand Prize, presented by Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, to the interactive performance and installation titled The Bureau of Personal Belonging by Stacey Kirby, winner of last year’s Pitch Night Durham event.
“Artists should feel empowered to use their work to manifest change through conversation and connection,” said Kirby. “ArtPrize definitely offers such a platform, and the 5,000 visitors that came through ‘The Bureau’ experienced the product of ArtPrize's commitment to openly supporting all artists.
And in 2017, Pitch Night Bentonville winner Rena Detrixhe captured the imaginations of both the public and jury, taking home their respective Time-Based Category Awards — a total of $25,000 — for her work, Red Dirt Rug Monument.