Welcome to the ArtPrize Press Room

Please browse below to find press releases, event statistics, media accreditation information, and more.

About ArtPrize

ArtPrize is a radically open international art competition and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

For 19 days, three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, become an open playing field where anyone can find a voice in the conversation about what is art and why it matters. Art from around the world pops up in every inch of downtown, and it’s all free and open to the public.

It’s unorthodox, highly disruptive, and undeniably intriguing to the art world and the public alike.

What makes ArtPrize unique?

  • Open Call for Artists and Venues
: Anyone over the age of 18 can be an artist and any space within the ArtPrize district can be a venue. Anyone can participate.
  • Independently Organized
: The entire ArtPrize exhibition is independently organized by venues and artists who connect through
  • Public Vote and Juried Awards: 
Two $200,000 grand prizes and eight category awards worth $100,000. Half decided by public vote, and half decided by a jury of art experts.
  • Mission & Guiding Principles: Read the ArtPrize mission statement and learn more about the princples that guide our work here.

Contact Us

Have questions? Get in touch with Jaenell Woods, ArtPrize Communications Manager:

Important Dates

  • Venue Registration Starts
  • Venue Registration Starts
  • We are here
  • Venue Registration Ends
  • Artist Registration Starts
  • Artist & Venue Connections Starts
  • Artist Registration Ends
  • Artist & Venue Connections Ends
  • ArtPrize Preview Week Starts
  • ArtPrize Preview Week Ends
  • ArtPrize Opening Day
  • Juried Award Finalists Announced
  • Public Vote Finalists Announced
  • Ninth Annual ArtPrize Awards
  • ArtPrize Closing Day