Pitch Night New Orleans

ArtPrize is teaming up with the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans in New Orleans to host Pitch Night — a one-night event where an artist will leave with a $5,000 grant to create an ambitious installation at the Van Andel in Grand Rapids during the tenth annual event this fall, September 19 - October 7, 2018.

How it Works

Artists are invited to submit proposals for an installation outside the Van Andel Arena. Five artists will be selected to give a five-minute presentation at the Pitch Night New Orleans event, using five slides each. A panel of five expert judges and a live audience audience will ask questions of the artists following the presentations. The panel will select the winner, awarding the winning artist a $5,000 grant to realize their proposal outside the Van Andel Arena during ArtPrize 10.

Submit Your Proposal
Submissions are now being accepted for Pitch Night New Orleans through May 9. Find complete details on the 2018 proposal process below.

Event Info
Pitch Night New Orleans will take place on May 15 at 7 p.m. at the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans. The event is free to the public.

Panel of Judges

  • Heidi Schmalbach - Executive Director at Arts Council New Orleans
  • Jennifer Williams - Youth and Family Programs Manager at New Orleans Museum of Art
  • Charlie Tatum - Editorial and Communications Manager atPelican Bomb
  • Bob Snead - Executive Director at Antenna Gallery
  • Andrea Andersson - Chief Curator of Visual Arts at New Orleans Contemporary Art Center

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How to apply
Between now and May 4,  Louisiana artists must submit a proposal (maximum 500 words), an artist CV, and up to five images, all by email to pitchnight@artprize.org. Give us an idea of what you'd present at Pitch Night, and how you would like to activate the Van Andel. Email submissions to pitchnight@artprize.org.

Who can apply?
ArtPrize is open to any artist, but Pitch Night New Orleans is only for artists currently living in Louisiana. All ArtPrize eligibility rules apply. Artists must be 18, and collaborative groups are welcome. There are more eligibility requirements listed here and in the Artist Rules.

What should a pitch presentation include?
If you're one of the five artists selected to present, you'll have five minutes and five slides—the details are up to you. Be entertaining and informative. Be prepared to answer questions from the judges and the audience. Above all, you'll need to convince the judges that your project is the best, and that the $5,000 grant will help make it possible.

What happens if my pitch wins?
Several things. One, we'll register you as an artist on artprize.org at no cost (normally registering as an artist costs $50). We'll connect you with the Van Andel, because every artist in ArtPrize must be officially connected to a venue on artprize.org. We'll give you the $5,000 as a lump sum. It's up to you how you use those funds to install the artwork (materials, shipping, travel, etc.). You'll then work with an installation coordinator to work out the details of installing the work before ArtPrize begins on September 19.

What space is available outside the Van Andel Arena?
The space in front of Van Andel Arena is an outdoor venue that encomapses the a large area facing Fulton Street from the south. The total square footage of the area exceeds 6,000 square ft. Installations can be placed throughout the outdoor area, except in front of the exit door located on the western side. Installations cannot be anchored into the ground. Power is available from the Marquee sign, power cords can be run as long as they are covered. Security is not provided.

Pitch Night Phoenix

ArtPrize teamed up with the Found:RE in Phoenix, AZ to host Pitch Night — a one-night event where an artist will leave with a $5,000 grant to create an ambitious installation at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) during the tenth annual event this fall, September 19-October 7, 2018.

How it Works

Artists are invited to submit proposals for an installation at GRAM. Five artists will be selected to give a five-minute presentation at the Pitch Night Phoenix event, using five slides each. A panel of five expert judges and a live audience audience will ask questions of the artists following the presentations. The panel will select the winner, awarding the winning artist a $5,000 grant to realize their proposal at GRAM during ArtPrize 10.

Submit Your Proposal
Submissions are now being accepted for Pitch Night Phoenix through May 8. Find complete details on the 2018 proposal process below.

Event Info
Pitch Night Phoenix will take place on May 22 at 7 p.m. at Found:RE. The event is free to the public.

Panel of Judges

  • Sara Cochran - Former Director & Chief Curator of Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA)
  • Rebecca Rothman - Director of Public Art, City of Tempe
  • Patty Haberman - Chief Curator, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum
  • Julio Cesar Morales - Curator, Arizona State University (ASU) Art Museum
  • Jennifer Wcisel - Curatorial Assistant, Grand Rapids Art Museum

Sponsors
Pitch Night Phoenix is presented by 21c Museum Hotel and Delta Air Lines, and underwritten by Experience Grand Rapids.

More Details

How to apply
Between now and May 8, Arizona artists must submit a proposal (maximum 500 words), an artist CV, and up to five images, all by email to pitchnight@artprize.org. Give us an idea of what you'd present at Pitch Night, and how you would like to activate the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

Who can apply?
ArtPrize is open to any artist, but Pitch Night Phoenix is only for artists currently living in Arizona. All ArtPrize eligibility rules apply. Artists must be 18, and collaborative groups are welcome. There are more eligibility requirements listed here and in the Artist Rules.

What should a pitch presentation include?
If you're one of the five artists selected to present, you'll have five minutes and five slides—the details are up to you. Be entertaining and informative. Be prepared to answer questions from the judges and the audience. Above all, you'll need to convince the judges that your project is the best, and that the $5,000 grant will help make it possible.

What happens if my pitch wins?
Several things. One, we'll register you as an artist on artprize.org at no cost (normally registering as an artist costs $50). We'll connect you with the Grand Rapids Art Museum, because every artist in ArtPrize must be officially connected to a venue on artprize.org. We'll give you the $5,000 as a lump sum. It's up to you how you use those funds to install the artwork (materials, shipping, travel, etc.). You'll then work with an installation coordinator to work out the details of installing the work before ArtPrize begins on September 19.

What space is available in the Grand Rapids Art Museum?
The Grand Rapids Art Museum will consider installation proposals made for two separate galleries, both on first floor, the Porter Gallery and the East Court. Artists should indicate which of these two spaces they intend to use. The one not occupied by the Phoenix Pitch Night winner will feature other artwork selected by GRAM’s curators.

Proposals must be considerate of visitor safety and accessibility.

Porter Gallery
The Porter Gallery is a 663 square foot gallery with 85 running feet of wall space. The floors are white oak, the ceiling is 12 feet, and power is available in aluminum grids in the floor.

Click for details on Porter Gallery.

East Court

The East Court is a long gallery bordered by windows on the East side. It is 1730 square feet, has 91 running feet of wall space, a ceiling height of 14’ 9 1/4”, with white oak floors.

Click for details on East Court.

Pitch Night Nashville

ArtPrize is teaming up with the 21c Museum Hotel in Nashville, TN to host Pitch Night — a one-night event where an artist will leave with a $5,000 grant to create an ambitious installation at the Western Michigan University (WMU) during the tenth annual event this fall, September 19-October 7, 2018. 

How it Works

Artists are invited to submit proposals for an installation at WMU. Five artists will be selected to give a five-minute presentation at the Pitch Night Nashville event, using five slides each. A panel of five expert judges and a live audience audience will ask questions of the artists following the presentations. The panel will select the winner, awarding the winning artist a $5,000 grant to realize their proposal at WMU during ArtPrize 10.

Submit Your Proposal
Submissions are now being accepted for Pitch Night Nashville through May 4. Find complete details on the 2018 proposal process below.

Event Info
Pitch Night Nashville will take place on May 24 at 7 p.m. at the 21c Museum Hotel in Nashville. The event is free to the public.

Panel of Judges

  • Donald Desmett - Curator at Western Michigan University
  • Amethyst Rey Beaver - Assistant Curator at 21c Museum Hotels
  • Mark Scala - Chief Curator at Frist Art Museum
  • Gina Wouters - Vice President of Museum Affairs & Chief Curator at Cheekwood
  • Alicia Henry – Artist; Professor of Art, Fisk University, Department of Arts & Languages

Sponsors
Pitch Night Nashville is presented by 21c Museum Hotel and Delta Air Lines, and underwritten by Experience Grand Rapids.

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More Details

How to apply
Between now and May 4, Tennessee artists must submit a proposal (maximum 500 words), an artist CV, and up to five images, all by email to pitchnight@artprize.org. Give us an idea of what you'd present at Pitch Night, and how you would like to activate the Western Michigan University. Email submissions to pitchnight@artprize.org.

Who can apply?
ArtPrize is open to any artist, but Pitch Night Nashville is only for artists currently living in Tennessee. All ArtPrize eligibility rules apply. Artists must be 18, and collaborative groups are welcome. There are more eligibility requirements listed here and in the Artist Rules.

What should a pitch presentation include?
If you're one of the five artists selected to present, you'll have five minutes and five slides—the details are up to you. Be entertaining and informative. Be prepared to answer questions from the judges and the audience. Above all, you'll need to convince the judges that your project is the best, and that the $5,000 grant will help make it possible.

What happens if my pitch wins?
Several things. One, we'll register you as an artist on artprize.org at no cost (normally registering as an artist costs $50). We'll connect you with Western Michigan University, because every artist in ArtPrize must be officially connected to a venue on artprize.org. We'll give you the $5,000 as a lump sum. It's up to you how you use those funds to install the artwork (materials, shipping, travel, etc.). You'll then work with an installation coordinator to work out the details of installing the work before ArtPrize begins on September 19.

Western Michigan University information
The Western Michigan University space is located on the fifth floor of their Grand Rapids location located blocks from downtown. The space is approximately 3,525 square feet. Artists are allowed to paint the walls that are not brick. The floors cannot be painted and nothing can be hung from the ceiling. The space must comply with ADA and fire codes. The back wall of the space is freestanding and can only support 200 pounds of evenly distributed weight. The elevator has a capacity of 4,500 pounds. 

Artists may propose to use a portion of the space or the entire area.

Email submissions to pitchnight@artprize.org.

Pitch Night Cincinnati

ArtPrize is teaming up with the 21c Museum Hotel in Cincinnati to host Pitch Night — a one-night event where an artist will leave with a $5,000 grant to create an ambitious installation at the Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Eberhard Center during the tenth annual event this fall, September 19 - October 7, 2018.  

How it Works

Artists are invited to submit proposals for an installation at GVSU’s Eberhard Center. Five artists will be selected to give a five-minute presentation at the Pitch Night Cincinnati event, using five slides each. A panel of five expert judges and a live audience audience will ask questions of the artists following the presentations. The panel will select the winner, awarding the winning artist a $5,000 grant to realize their proposal at GVSU’s Eberhard Center during ArtPrize 10.

Submit Your Proposal
Submissions are now being accepted for Pitch Night Cincinnati through May 14. Find complete details on the 2018 proposal process below.

Event Info
Pitch Night Cincinnati will take place on May 29 at 7 p.m. at the 21c Museum Hotel in Cincinnati. The event is free to the public.

Panel of Judges

  • Alice Gray Stites - Museum Director at 21c Museum Hotels
  • Rebecca Steele - Director of Anytime Department
  • Maria Seda-Reeder - Exhibitions Coordinator at Wave Pool Gallery
  • Annie Dell'Aria - Assistant Professor of Art History at Miami University
  • Joel Zwart - Curator of Exhibitions at Grand Valley State University

Sponsors
Pitch Night Cincinnati is presented by 21c Museum Hotel and Delta Air Lines, and underwritten by Experience Grand Rapids.

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More Details

How to apply
Between now and May 14, Cincinnati area artists must submit a proposal (maximum 500 words), an artist CV, and up to five images, all by email to pitchnight@artprize.org. Give us an idea of what you'd present at Pitch Night, and how you would like to activate GVSU’s Eberhard Center. Email submissions to pitchnight@artprize.org.

Who can apply?
ArtPrize is open to any artist, but Pitch Night Cincinnati is only for artists currently living in Ohio. All ArtPrize eligibility rules apply. Artists must be 18, and collaborative groups are welcome. There are more eligibility requirements listed here and in the Artist Rules.

What should a pitch presentation include?
If you're one of the five artists selected to present, you'll have five minutes and five slides—the details are up to you. Be entertaining and informative. Be prepared to answer questions from the judges and the audience. Above all, you'll need to convince the judges that your project is the best, and that the $5,000 grant will help make it possible.

What happens if my pitch wins?
Several things. One, we'll register you as an artist on artprize.org at no cost (normally registering as an artist costs $50). We'll connect you with Grand Valley State University, because every artist in ArtPrize must be officially connected to a venue on artprize.org. We'll give you the $5,000 as a lump sum. It's up to you how you use those funds to install the artwork (materials, shipping, travel, etc.). You'll then work with an installation coordinator to work out the details of installing the work before ArtPrize begins on September 19.

What space is available at GVSU’s Eberhard Center?
GVSU’s Eberhard Center is located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. There are two outdoor, semi-circle concrete pads, (labeled Space A and Space B) that can be used.  Artists may choose to activate both spaces or select one. Artists may not anchor into the concrete. Electricity is available. 

In the image below, Space A is circled in red, Space B is circled in blue.

Space A

The tables and chairs pictured will be removed.

Space B

A bronze statue of Noahquageshik an Anishinaabe Ottawan chief is directly beside this space. The concrete will be replaced prior to ArtPrize, but the footprint size should remain the same.

Pitch Night Detroit

ArtPrize teamed up with the Bank Suey in Detroit, MI to host Pitch Night — a one-night event where an artist will leave with a $5,000 grant to create an ambitious installation at the 111 Lyon Building in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids during the tenth annual event this fall, September 19-October 7, 2018.

How it Works
Artists are invited to submit proposals for an installation at 111 Lyon. Five artists will be selected to give a five-minute presentation at the Pitch Night Phoenix event, using five slides each. A panel of five expert judges and a live audience audience will ask questions of the artists following the presentations. The panel will select the winner, awarding the winning artist a $5,000 grant to realize their proposal at 111 Lyon during ArtPrize 10.

Submit Your Proposal
Submissions are now being accepted for Pitch Night Detroit through May 17. Find complete details on the 2018 proposal process below.

Event Info
Pitch Night Detroit will take place on May 31 at 7 p.m. at Bank Suey. The event is free to the public.

Panel of Judges
The panel of judges for Pitch Night Detroit will be announced soon.

Sponsors
Pitch Night Detroit is presented by 21c Museum Hotel and Delta Air Lines, and underwritten by Experience Grand Rapids.

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More Details

How to apply

Between now and May 17, South-East Michigan artists must submit a proposal (maximum 500 words), an artist CV, and up to five images, all by email to pitchnight@artprize.org. Give us an idea of what you'd present at Pitch Night, and how you would like to activate the 111 Lyon space.

Who can apply?
ArtPrize is open to any artist, but Pitch Night Detroit is only for artists currently living in Detroit. All ArtPrize eligibility rules apply. Artists must be 18, and collaborative groups are welcome. There are more eligibility requirements listed here and in the Artist Rules.

What should a pitch presentation include?
If you're one of the five artists selected to present, you'll have five minutes and five slides—the details are up to you. Be entertaining and informative. Be prepared to answer questions from the judges and the audience. Above all, you'll need to convince the judges that your project is the best, and that the $5,000 grant will help make it possible.

What happens if my pitch wins?
Several things. One, we'll register you as an artist on artprize.org at no cost (normally registering as an artist costs $50). We'll connect you with the 111 Lyon Space, because every artist in ArtPrize must be officially connected to a venue on artprize.org. We'll give you the $5,000 as a lump sum. It's up to you how you use those funds to install the artwork (materials, shipping, travel, etc.). You'll then work with an installation coordinator to work out the details of installing the work before ArtPrize begins on September 19.

What space is available in the 111 Lyon Building?
The currently unoccupied lobby of the 10,017 Sq ft 111 Lyon Building is open for an artist to transform. Artists must not impede food traffic and accessibility to the Fifth Third Bank and Elevators. The space is open to the public will not have security specifically for the artwork.

Proposals must be considerate of visitor safety and accessibility.

Register to Participate in ArtPrize 10

Don't live in a Pitch Night city? We'd still love you to participate in ArtPrize! As an ArtPrize Artist, the City of Grand Rapids becomes your canvas where you have the opportunity to interact with thousands of curious ArtPrize visitors at the most-attended annual public art event in the world; have your work seen by jurors and other art-world notables; build relationships and sell your work; show alongside other remarkable ArtPrize Artists; and so much more.

To participate in ArtPrize, artists must enter their artwork within the registration period — April 16-June 7, 2018.

Get all the details.

Apply for Artist Grants

Looking for additional opportunities to fund your ArtPrize entry? ArtPrize offers a series of grants to participating artists each year, including:

  • Featured Public Projects, which will award $85,000 in grants for large, ambitious public art projects in three highly visible public sites in downtown Grand Rapids.
  • Artist Seed Grants, presented by the Frey Foundation, give 25 artists $2,000 each to help fund ambitious and challenging ArtPrize entries.
  • ArtPrize Murals, offering a $1,000 honorarium and a $500 stipend for materials to artists to create temporary murals around Grand Rapids.

Get all the details.