Sept 13 - Sept 28, 2024
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Sept 13 - 28

When is ArtPrize?

ArtPrize is held every year in the fall.

This year, ArtPrize will be held over 16 days from Friday, September 13th to Saturday, September 28th.

    Who’s running ArtPrize now?

    ArtPrize 2024 is presented in partnership with the City of Grand Rapids, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., and Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.

    However, the ArtPrize team as an entity is organized under a Steering Committee and supported by the community in its efforts.

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      What is ArtPrize?

      ArtPrize is an annual international art competition and cultural event held in Grand Rapids, MI. ArtPrize is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. We fundraise year round to cover our entire operating budget, including the over $600,000 awarded in prizes and distributed in grants to Artists, curators, and educators.

      The largest source of contributions is corporate giving, followed by foundations, individuals, and government grants.

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        How do Artists participate?

        Artist registration is open from April 11th, 2024 to May 31st, 2024.

        You can enter by signing up on our website, creating your profile, and registering your entry. Registration must be completed online; there is no paper application.

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

        You can view Artist FAQs by clicking the link below. Additional details and specifics regarding Artist registration, rules and participation will be available soon.

          Artist FAQs

          How do Venues participate?

          ArtPrize is remarkably open and collaborative by design. Any space within the ArtPrize district that registers during the Venue registration period and meets approval requirements is eligible to host one or more ArtPrize Artists and organize its own show.

          Collectively, these independently organized art shows comprise one of the world's largest art competitions, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors from all around the world.

          Venue registration is open from March 14th, 2024 - April 17th, 2024.

          Venues will have the opportunity to register during our Early Bird Venue registration period from March 7th, 2024 - March 13th, 2024 and save a percentage on their registration fee.

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

          You can view Venue FAQs by clicking the link below. Additional details and specifics regarding Venue registration, rules and participation will be available soon.

            Venue FAQs

            How does Voting work?

            Anyone 13 years or older and present at the event (at least once) can vote in ArtPrize.

            Your first vote must be cast within the ArtPrize District via the ArtPrize mobile webapp or at the dedicated on-site voting location.

            There are two rounds of voting:

            Round 1 - Voters choose top Finalists

            Round 2 - Voters choose the winner(s) from amongst Finalists.

            More details and information regarding the Voting process will be available soon.

              Where does the prize money come from?

              ArtPrize is a 501c3 nonprofit. We fundraise year-round to cover our entire operating budget, including the prizes awarded and the dollars distributed in grants to artists, curators, and educators. The largest source of contributions is corporate giving, followed by foundations, individuals, and government grants.

                How do I support ArtPrize?

                We're so glad you asked! ArtPrize is what it is today thanks to its community of supporters. For the past ten years, we have worked with incredible folks from every walk of life. There are many ways to join us in supporting Artists and ensuring ArtPrize remains a platform for the community to celebrate. Learn more by visiting our Support page.

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