Bring Your Next Project to ArtPrize
Join artists like Kiki Smith, Kate Gilmore, Mark Dion, Carlos Bunga and others -- utilize the ArtPrize platform to share your work with 500,000+ visitors this fall.Learn More Learn More
Past ArtPrize Jurors
From Jerry Saltz and Theaster Gates, to Michelle Grabner and Mel Chin -- find out who has lent their expertise to ArtPrize as jurors.Learn More Learn More
Why Participate in ArtPrize?
Beyond the crowds, ArtPrize offers artists grant money, professional development opportunities, and more.Get the Details Get the Details
Apply for a $2,000 Artist Seed Grant
Are you planning an ambitious, challenging project? Apply for an ArtPrize Artist Seed Grant to realize it at the ninth annual event this fall.Learn More Learn More
ArtPrize Pitch Night to Award $30,000 in Grants to Artists
Our signature Pitch Night events are heading to six cities across the country, awarding $5,000 and a high-profile venue to an artist at each event.Learn More Learn More
How to be an ArtPrize Artist
Register Your Entry
Anyone over 18, working in any medium, from any place on Earth can enter ArtPrize. Just sign up for an artprize.org account and pay the $50 fee during Artist Registration. NOTE: Registration closed on June 8, 2017.
Connect With A Venue
During the Connections Period, use artprize.org to find registered venues you like. If one agrees to host your entry, you’ll sign a hosting agreement. Connect April 26 to June 29, 2017.
Display Your Artwork
Get your entry (and entry profile) ready! Then display your artwork at your host venue during the 19 days of ArtPrize. $500K in awards are decided by expert jury and public vote. ArtPrize Nine is September 20 to October 8, 2017.
The World’s Largest Art Competition
Open to everyone
If you’re at least 18 years old at the time of Artist Registration, you’re eligible to enter ArtPrize. Artists from anywhere on Earth can participate. The entry fee is $50 for an individual artist and $100 per team for a collaborative entry.
Enter almost anything
When you register, you’ll enter your artwork in one of four major categories: 2-D, 3-D, Installation, and Time-based. Entries representing every artform and any medium are welcome at ArtPrize.
Compete for more than $500,000 in grants and prizes
Each year, ArtPrize awards $500,000 in prizes. Half are decided by public vote, and half are awarded by expert jury.
Tens of thousands in additional grants—through programs like Artist Seed Grants and Pitch Night—are awarded to participating artists each year.
Choose your own venue
Unlike any other art event of its size, each venue is independently organized. ArtPrize plays no role in selecting the artists who participate. If you can convince a registered venue to host your entry, you’re in.
You'll manage the process of selecting a venue through the Connections tool in your artprize.org account.
Gain exposure to hundreds of thousands of people
Each year, ArtPrize attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from all around the world to explore and experience entries like yours on display throughout downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Hundreds of thousands more visit artprize.org and use the ArtPrize mobile apps to view artwork online—and vote for the winners.
Sell your work
You can also let visitors know if your entry is for sale. Many potential collectors and fans inquire online about purchasing work, both during the event and beyond. More than a third of all artists sell their work.