We’re thrilled to share that Craig Searer will join the ArtPrize team as Executive Director. An entrepreneur at heart, musician, supporter of Grand Rapids soccer, and avid ArtPrize-goer since moving to the city in 2010, his passion for our community drew him to the role and will make him an outstanding leader for ArtPrize.

“I’m honored to have this opportunity to offer my experience, energy, and drive to lead this wonderful organization into the future,” said Craig. “I look forward to working together with the ArtPrize team and Board, and with the many partners who will help to make ArtPrize 2021 the best yet.”

“Craig brings to the Executive Director position a strong knowledge of marketing and technology, and a deep commitment to bringing arts experiences into people’s lives,” said Rick DeVos, ArtPrize Founder and Board Chair.

Craig will take the reins on March 23, and ArtPrize will return to Grand Rapids from September 16-October 3, 2021.

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