Be a Venue in 2018
Venue Registration for ArtPrize 10 is now open through April 5. Any space within the ArtPrize district in Grand Rapids, MI can be a venue.Register Your Space Register Your Space
Available Grants & Prizes
Registered venues may apply for $45k in Venue Grants to help fund ambitious exhibitions. Also, all participating Venues are eligible for the $12.5k Outstanding Venue Juried Award.Learn About Grants + Prizes Learn About Grants + Prizes
ArtPrize Nine Outstanding Venue
The Fed Galleries @ KCAD, Kendall College of Art and Design, curated by Michele Bosak, took home the $12,500 Juried Award for Outstanding Venue in 2017.See Finalists and Winners See Finalists and Winners
Making Your Gallery Accessible
As venue managers and curators, how can you make sure your space is accessible to everyone? Our friends at Avenue for the Arts, DisArt and Dwelling Place created a short video that walks you through a series of steps to expand your audience and create a more inclusive arts community.Watch the Video Watch the Video
How to be an ArtPrize Venue
Register Your Venue
If you have a space within the ArtPrize district, you’re qualified to be an ArtPrize Venue. Just sign up for an artprize.org account and pay the $100 fee during Venue Registration. Venue registration will run from March 5 - April 5, 2018.
Connect with Artists
Choose which entries to host at your venue during the Connections period. Use artprize.org to find registered artists you like. If they like your space, sign a hosting agreement. Connections will run from April 25 - June 28, 2018.
Host Your Exhibit
Prepare your exhibit over the summer—then open your doors to the public for the 19 days of ArtPrize. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people come to venues like yours to vote for art. ArtPrize 10 is September 19 to October 7, 2018.
Host a World-class Exhibition
Use the Space You Have
Large or small, indoors or out, any space within the ArtPrize district in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan can register as a venue. Registration costs only $100, and you'll host artists' artwork and visitors from around the world.
$57,500 in Available Grants and Prizes
ArtPrize awards a total of $45K in grants to registered venues based on need and merit. Plus, all participating venues are eligible to win the $12.5K Juried Award for Outstanding Venue.
Design Your Own Show
Unlike any other art event of its size, each venue is independently organized. ArtPrize plays no role in selecting the artists who participate.
You'll manage the process of selecting which artists to work with through the Connections tool in your artprize.org account.
Attract Hundreds of Thousands of People
Together, the individual exhibits curated by venues like yours make up the world's largest art competition. Each year, ArtPrize attracts hundreds of thousands of artists and visitors from all around the world.