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Artist FAQs

Sept 13 - 28

Submitting Your Entry

HOW DO I ENTER MY WORK?

Artist registration for this year’s ArtPrize will be open from April 11th, 2024 to May 31st, 2024.

You will find more details and the link to complete your artist profile and register your Entry on our website starting on that date.

Registration must be completed online; there is no paper application.


HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ENTER?

When you register, you’ll pay a $65 registration fee. Collaborative entries (entries made by a team of two or more artists) are $130. All entries must be paid by credit card through our secure payment system online.


HOW DO I SUBMIT A COLLABORATIVE ENTRY?

After you create your Artist Profile, you will be asked if your entry is a solo or collaborative entry. Simply select 'collaborative entry' and follow the prompts. You will be registered as the Collaborative Manager and primary contact contact for Connections and ArtPrize communications. You will also be responsible for adding your collaborators to your entry profile.

After entering your collaborative group name, a bio describing your group, your individual group member names and other entry details, you will need to complete payment to finalize your entry registration. The fee for a collaborative entry is $130.

You will receive confirmation of payment and a 5 digit ArtPrize 2024 entry code, which is your vote code and your unique entry identifier. This five digit code will also be the information you will need to provide to your collaborators in order for them to sync with your collaborative entry once they have created their individual artist profile. You will receive an email with more details regarding this process and next steps.


HOW MANY PIECES CAN I ENTER?

Each Artist may submit only ONE entry. An entry may be several pieces that make up a series or an installation with several elements. Each entry must have one title, and it will be voted on as a single unit. To submit a series or multi-part installation as your entry, you’ll need to indicate the entire space needed to exhibit the work. Do this in the “Entry Details” section of your Entry profile, and provide a description of the series, individual piece sizes, etc. in the “Description” section.


DOES MY ENTRY HAVE TO BE COMPLETED BEFORE I ENTER ARTPRIZE?

No. Often, Artists submit Entries that haven't been completed yet. We only require that you complete your entry by the opening of the event on September 13th.

When you register, fill out both your Entry profile and personal Artist profile as thoroughly as possible. This includes a detailed description of your Entry, as well as images, sketches, or renderings of your work in progress. Entry and Artist profiles can be updated at any time, even after Artist registration and Connections close.

    Working With Venues

    HOW DO I FIND A VENUE TO DISPLAY MY ENTRY?

    Once registered, you can browse the list of Venues and request to connect (once the Connections period opens). Click the image of a venue to review it and find out if it would be a good fit for your work.

    When you find someplace you like, simply click "Send Connection Request' on the Venue image/profile.

    Artist and Venue Connections will be open from June 3rd, 2024 to June 30th, 2024.


    CAN I SECURE CONNECTIONS WITH MULTIPLE VENUES?

    No. You can request Connections with as many venues as you’d like, but you can only secure a Connection with one venue.

    Once you’ve secured the connection online, the “Request Connection” function will be disabled for your Entry, and all remaining pending Connections will lapse.


    HOW MANY VENUES SHOULD I REQUEST?

    We recommend starting with six or seven requests. Again, you can request Connections with as many Venues as you like, but ultimately you must connect with only one.


    CAN I REACH OUT TO VENUES BEFORE CONNECTIONS?

    Yes. Each Venue is independently organized, and each has its approach for organizing their exhibition. Some Venues plan far ahead, some do not. It probably wouldn’t hurt to reach out to Venues early, although it’s best to work with Venues on their timelines. If the venues you'd like to connect with aren’t accepting proposals until Connections begins, reaching out early won’t help.


    WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON'T CONNECT WITH A VENUE?

    If you do not connect with a Venue, you are not entered in ArtPrize. The $65 registration fee is non-refundable. As with most juried art exhibitions and open-call shows, not all Artists who submit will be included in the final exhibition. Unlike most juried shows, however, ArtPrize will waive the 2025 registration cost for Artists who do not connect with a venue in 2024.


    I NEED TO SIGN A HOSTING AGREEMENT WITH MY VENUE. WHAT IS THAT AND WHERE DO I GET ONE?

    The Hosting Agreement is a contract that must be signed between the Artist and the Venue before the connection can be finalized. It covers installation details, insurance, shipping, and other important information.

    Generally, the Venue coordinator you connect with will create the Hosting Agreement from a template provided to them by ArtPrize. Both parties will then review and sign the agreement. The hosting agreement will be distributed to artists by the venue, but Artists can see a template, click here.

    (Note: Hosting Agreement is fillable PDF, and digital signatures will work through Adobe DC or Reader)

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    Planning Your Visit

    DO I NEED TO INSURE MY ENTRY?

    ArtPrize does not require Artists to obtain insurance for their artwork, but it’s strongly encouraged. Some projects may require a permit by the city if they are exhibited on public property, such permits require insurance on a case-by-case basis. Please email support@artprize.org for inquiries.


    WHEN CAN I BEGIN INSTALLING MY WORK?

    It depends on your Venue. All delivery, installation, and de-installation details should be made directly with your Venue coordinator.


    WHAT OPPORTUNTIES SHOULD I BE AWARE OF DURING ARTPRIZE?

    ArtPrize offers artists a variety of opportunities during the event, including professional development workshops, access to ArtPrize hospitality spaces, and special events. Leading up to ArtPrize, be sure to stay tuned to all communication sent from the Exhibitions Team so that you don’t miss out.


    WHERE SHOULD I STAY DURING ARTPRIZE?

    We understand that participating in ArtPrize can be expensive for those artists traveling from out of town. Fortunately, there are wonderful Volunteers who are ready to help reduce the cost of your stay. Each year, ArtPrize helps connect out-of-town artists with volunteers offering free temporary housing. Details about the Volunteer Artist Housing Program will come soon!

      At The Event

      Does ArtPrize provide me with labels or signage?

      Yes. Your Venue coordinator will receive official ArtPrize labels that must be displayed with each entry. They include voting information, title, medium, category, and Artist name, as well as the Artist’s city, state, and country. ArtPrize does not print Artist statements, but we do provide digital templates if you’d like to create your own. (Artist statement template available summer 2024).


      Do I need to be present with my Entry during the event?

      No, but we encourage you to attend. Our visitors enjoy hearing directly from the artists about their work, and it’s a great chance to meet other participating Artists.


      Where do I get my Artist badge?

      You’ll receive an email from the Exhibitions Team closer to the event with artist-check-in location and hours. It’s important that you pick up your badge so that you can gain access to certain ArtPrize events and spaces.


      Can I use the ArtPrize logo?

      No. When promoting your ArtPrize Entry, you are not permitted to use the ArtPrize logo. Instead, we will provide an Artist icon that artists can use on promotional materials.


      Does ArtPrize release vote totals?

      No. Vote totals are not released to the public or to artists. Voting is how we measure the public's response to ArtPrize, but we're careful not to let it turn into a horse race. Voting drives engagement, but it's only one small way people encounter your work. This is a similar approach to other arts awards, such as the Oscars or the Tonys, which also do not reveal vote totals.

        • Check back periodically for updates. Artist registration opens 4/11/2024!

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