Pitch Night Louisville

ArtPrize teamed up with the the 21c Museum Hotels in Louisville, KY to host Pitch Night -- a one-night event where an artist will leave with a $5,000 grant to create an ambitious installation at a centrally-located ArtPrize Venue during the ninth annual event this fall. Artists submitted proposals for an installation on Lyon Square, in the heart of the ArtPrize district. Five artists were selected to give a five-minute presentation at the Pitch Night Louisville event, using five slides each. A panel of five expert judges and the audience asked questions of the artists following the presentations. The panel selected the winner, awarding the winning artist a $5,000 grant to realize their proposal at Lyon Square during ArtPrize Nine, September 20-October 8, 2017.

The deadline for Pitch Night Louisville proposals was May 11. Find details on the 2017 proposal process below.

Pitch Night Louisville took place on May 15 at 7 p.m. at 21c Louisville. The event was free to the public.

The panel of judges includes:

  • Barbara Kutis - Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, Art History, Indiana University Southeast    
  • Miranda Lash - Curator of Contemporary Art, Speed Art Museum    
  • Sarah Lindgren - Public Art Administrator, Louisville Forward    
  • Scott Massey - Director, Allen R. Hite Art Institute and Chairperson, Department of Fine Arts, Associate Professor, Sculpture, University of Louisville    
  • Karen Gillenwater - Museum Manager, 21c Museum Hotel

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How to apply

Between now and April 26, Louisville area artists must submit a proposal (maximum 500 words), an artist CV, and up to five images, all by email to pitchnight@artprize.org. Give us an idea of what you'd present at Pitch Night, and how you would like to activate Lyon Square.

Who can apply?

ArtPrize is open to any artist, but Pitch Night Louisville is only for artists currently living in and around Louisville, or in Kentucky or Southern Indiana. All ArtPrize eligibility rules apply. Artists must be 18, and collaborative groups are welcome. There are more eligibility requirements listed here and in the Artist Rules.

How can artists activate Lyon Square? How crazy can it get?

Pretty crazy, but there are limits. Part of the process of selecting which five artists get to pitch their proposals will include a review by the City of Grand Rapids to ensure there are no red flags. For more information about the space and what's allowed, see Lyon Square information below.

What should a pitch presentation include?

If you're one of the five artists selected to present, you'll have five minutes and five slides—the details are up to you. Be entertaining and informative. Be prepared to answer questions from the judges and the audience. Above all, you'll need to convince the judges that your project is the best, and that the $5,000 grant will help make it possible.

What happens if my pitch wins?

Several things. One, we'll register you as an artist on ArtPrize.org at no cost (normally registering as an artist costs $50). We'll connect you with Lyon Square, because every artist in ArtPrize must be officially connected to a venue on ArtPrize.org. We'll give you the $5,000 as a lump sum. It's up to you how you use those funds to install the artwork (materials, shipping, travel, etc.). You'll then work with an installation coordinator to work out the details of installing the work before ArtPrize begins on September 20.

Lyon Square information

Lyon Square is a public park located in the heart of Grand Rapids between the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and the Devos Performance Hall. Lyon Square also provides a view of the river and has access to the River Walk.

Installations can occupy the flat circle at the center of the amphitheater as well as ledge seating. Access to the stairs and to the river walk must be preserved. The space can be used for installation, sculpture, performance, etc. Installations can be secured to the concrete drilled anchors if installation and removal plan is approved by the City of Grand Rapids. Installations will require building permits. Detailed plans and designs will need to be submitted to the City of Grand Rapids Building Inspection Division. ArtPrize will work with the artist and the city through this process. Plans may need to be reviewed by engineer, this is determined on a case by case basis. Installation site is open to the public 24 hours a day and does not security. Installation dates are September 9-15, de installation is October 9-11.

Email submissions to pitchnight@artprize.org.

Pitch Night Durham

ArtPrize teamed up with the the 21c Hotel in Durham, NC to host Pitch Night -- a one-night event where an artist left with a $5,000 grant to create an ambitious installation at a centrally located ArtPrize Venue. Artists were invited to submit proposals for an installation at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, in the heart of the ArtPrize district during the ninth annual event. Five artists were selected to give a five-minute presentation at Pitch Night Durham, using five slides each. A panel of five expert judges and the audience asked questions of the artists following the presentations. The panel selected the winner, awarding the winning artist a $5,000 grant to realize their proposal at the Grand Rapids Art Museum during ArtPrize Nine, September 20-October 8, 2017.

Proposals for Pitch Night Durham were accepted through April 26. Find details on the 2017 proposal process below.

Pitch Night Durham took place on May 17 at 7 p.m. at 21c Durham. The event was free to the public.

The panel of judges includes:

  • Stacey Kirby - Artist, winner of ArtPrize Juried Grand Prize 2016    
  • Ron Platt - Chief Curator, Grand Rapids Art Museum    
  • Alice Gray Stites - Chief Curator, 21c Museum Hotels    
  • Teka Selman - Owner of Selman Contemporary    
  • Laura Ritchie - Co-founder and Director at The Carrack Modern Art, Durham, NC

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How to apply

Between now and April 26, North Carolina artists must submit a proposal (maximum 500 words), an artist CV, and up to five images, all by email to pitchnight@artprize.org. Give us an idea of what you'd present at Pitch Night, and how you would like to activate the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

Who can apply?

ArtPrize is open to any artist, but Pitch Night Durham is only for artists currently living in North Carolina. All ArtPrize eligibility rules apply. Artists must be 18, and collaborative groups are welcome. There are more eligibility requirements listed here and in the Artist Rules.

How can we activate the Grand Rapids Art Museum? How crazy can it get?

Pretty crazy, but there are limits. Part of the process of selecting which five artists get to pitch their proposals will include a review by the managers of the Grand Rapids Art Museum to ensure there are no red flags. For more information about the space and what's allowed, see Grand Rapids Art Museum information below.

What should a pitch presentation include?

If you're one of the five artists selected to present, you'll have five minutes and five slides—the details are up to you. Be entertaining and informative. Be prepared to answer questions from the judges and the audience. Above all, you'll need to convince the judges that your project is the best, and that the $5,000 grant will help make it possible.

What happens if my pitch wins?

Several things. One, we'll register you as an artist on ArtPrize.org at no cost (normally registering as an artist costs $50). We'll connect you with the Grand Rapids Art Museum, because every artist in ArtPrize must be officially connected to a venue on ArtPrize.org. We'll give you the $5,000 as a lump sum. It's up to you how you use those funds to install the artwork (materials, shipping, travel, etc.). You'll then work with an installation coordinator to work out the details of installing the work before ArtPrize begins on September 20.

Grand Rapids Art Museum Information

The Grand Rapids Art Museum has allotted the Porter Gallery on the first floor for the winner of Pitch Night Durham. The Porter Gallery has a over 80ft of wall space and 12ft tall ceilings. The gallery is 663 square feet. Installation dates are August 31-September 12, de installation is October 16-17.

Email submissions to pitchnight@artprize.org.

The hours of the venue during ArtPrize Nine (September 20 - October 8, 2017) will be:

  • Monday-Thursday: 5-8p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday: Noon-8p.m.
  • Sunday: Noon-6p.m.

Pitch Night Bentonville

ArtPrize teamed up with the the 21c Museum Hotels in Bentonville, AR to host Pitch Night -- a one-night event where an artist left with a $5,000 grant to create an ambitious installation at a centrally located ArtPrize Venue during the ninth annual event this fall. Artists were invited to submit proposals for an installation in a large, raw indoor space at Western Michigan University Grand Rapids in the heart of the ArtPrize district. Five artists were selected to give a five-minute presentation at the Pitch Night Bentonville event, using five slides each. A panel of five expert judges and the audience asked questions of the artists following the presentations. The panel selected the winner, awarding the winning artist a $5,000 grant to realize their proposal at Western Michigan University Grand Rapids during ArtPrize Nine, September 20-October 8, 2017.

Proposals for Pitch Night Bentonville were accepted through April 26. Find details on the 2017 proposal process below.

Pitch Night Bentonville took place on May 22 at 7 p.m. at 21c Bentonville. The event was free to the public.

The panel of judges includes:

  • Dayton Castleman - Museum Manager, 21c Bentonville    
  • Don Desmett - Curator of WMU ArtPrize venue    
  • Shannon Dillard Mitchell - Curator of the Tyson Collection    
  • Lauren Haynes - Curator of Contemporary Art at Crystal Bridges    
  • Marc Ethan Mitchell - Curator, Gallery Director, and faculty at the University of Arkansas

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How to apply

Between now and April 26, regional artists (Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri) must submit a proposal (maximum 500 words), an artist CV, and up to five images, all by email to pitchnight@artprize.org. Give us an idea of what you'd present at Pitch Night, and how you would like to activate the space at Western Michigan University Grand Rapids.

Who can apply?

ArtPrize is open to any artist, but Pitch Night Bentonville is only for artists currently living in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, or Missouri. All ArtPrize eligibility rules apply. Artists must be 18, and collaborative groups are welcome. There are more eligibility requirements listed here and in the Artist Rules.

How can artists activate the space at Western Michigan University? How crazy can it get?

Pretty crazy, but there are limits. Part of the process of selecting which five artists get to pitch their proposals will include a review by the managers of Western Michigan University Grand Rapids to ensure there are no red flags. For more information about the space and what's allowed, see venue information below.

What should a pitch presentation include?

If you're one of the five artists selected to present, you'll have five minutes and five slides—the details are up to you. Be entertaining and informative. Be prepared to answer questions from the judges and the audience. Above all, you'll need to convince the judges that your project is the best, and that the $5,000 grant will help make it possible.

What happens if my pitch wins?

Several things. One, we'll register you as an artist on ArtPrize.org at no cost (normally registering as an artist costs $50). We'll connect you with the  Western Michigan University Grand Rapids, because every artist in ArtPrize must be officially connected to a venue on ArtPrize.org. We'll give you the $5,000 as a lump sum. It's up to you how you use those funds to install the artwork (materials, shipping, travel, etc.). You'll then work with an installation coordinator to work out the details of installing the work before ArtPrize begins on September 20.

Western Michigan University Grand Rapids Information

Email submissions to pitchnight@artprize.org.

Pitch Night Detroit

ArtPrize teamed up with the the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit in Detroit, MI to host Pitch Night -- a one-night event where an artist left with a $5,000 grant to create an ambitious installation at a centrally located ArtPrize Venue. Artists were invited to submit proposals for an installation at Vandenberg Center, in the heart of the ArtPrize district during the ninth annual event. Five artists were selected to give a five-minute presentation at Pitch Night Detroit, using five slides each. A panel of five expert judges and the audience asked questions of the artists following the presentations. The panel selected the winner, awarding the winning artist a $5,000 grant to realize their proposal at Vandenberg Center during ArtPrize Nine, September 20-October 8, 2017.

The deadline to submit proposals for for Pitch Night Detroit was May 11. Find details on the 2017 proposal process below.

Pitch Night Detroit took place on June 1 at 7p.m. at the the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. The event was free to the public.

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How to apply

Between now and April 26, Southeast Michigan artists must submit a proposal (maximum 500 words), an artist CV, and up to five images, all by email to pitchnight@artprize.org. Give us an idea of what you'd present at Pitch Night, and how you would like to activate Vandenberg Center.

Who can apply?

ArtPrize is open to any artist, but Pitch Night Detroit is only for artists currently living in Southeast Michigan. All ArtPrize eligibility rules apply. Artists must be 18, and collaborative groups are welcome. There are more eligibility requirements listed here and in the Artist Rules.

How can we activate Vandenberg Center? How crazy can it get?

Pretty crazy, but there are limits. Part of the process of selecting which five artists get to pitch their proposals will include a review by the managers of the Vandenberg Center to ensure there are no red flags. For more information about the space and what's allowed, see Vandenberg Center information below.

What should a pitch presentation include?

If you're one of the five artists selected to present, you'll have five minutes and five slides—the details are up to you. Be entertaining and informative. Be prepared to answer questions from the judges and the audience. Above all, you'll need to convince the judges that your project is the best, and that the $5,000 grant will help make it possible.

What happens if my pitch wins?

Several things. One, we'll register you as an artist on ArtPrize.org at no cost (normally registering as an artist costs $50). We'll connect you with Vandenberg Center, because every artist in ArtPrize must be officially connected to a venue on ArtPrize.org. We'll give you the $5,000 as a lump sum. It's up to you how you use those funds to install the artwork (materials, shipping, travel, etc.). You'll then work with an installation coordinator to work out the details of installing the work before ArtPrize begins on September 20.

Vandenberg Center Information

Vandenberg Center is a plaza on the corner of Lyon and Monroe St. Installations must keep in mind that this plaza is a high traffic area utilized by the businesses in the area. Vandenberg Center is approximately 1,300 square feet. Installations can’t be anchored into the the plaza, electricity is available via 110v outlets in a number of planters. Artists are permitted to utilize the planters and trees as long as they are not altered in any way (Leave No Trace). No security is provided at the site and it is accessible to the public 24 hours a day. Installation dates are September 15-19, de installation is October 9-11.

Email submissions to pitchnight@artprize.org.

The hours of the venue during ArtPrize Nine (September 20 - October 8, 2017) will be:

  • Monday-Thursday: 5-8p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday: Noon-8p.m.
  • Sunday: Noon-6p.m.

Pitch Night New Orleans

ArtPrize teamed up with the the Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans to host Pitch Night -- a one-night event where an artist left with a $5,000 grant to create an ambitious installation at a centrally located ArtPrize Venue during the ninth annual event this fall. Artists were invited to submit proposals for an installation at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), in the heart of the ArtPrize district. Five artists were selected to give a five-minute presentation at the Pitch Night New Orleans event, using five slides each. A panel of five expert judges and the audience asked questions of the artists following the presentations. The panel selected the winner, awarding the winning artist a $5,000 grant to realize their proposal at UICA during ArtPrize Nine, September 20-October 8, 2017.

Proposals for Pitch Night New Orleans were accepted through April 26. Find details on the 2017 proposal process below.

Pitch Night New Orleans took place on June 5 at 7 p.m. at the Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans. The event was free to the public.

The panel of judges:

  • Katie Pfohl - Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, New Orleans Museum of Art    
  • Gia Hamilton - Director, Joan Mitchell Center.    
  • Nick Stillman - President and CEO, Arts Council New Orleans    
  • Andrea Andersson - The Helis Foundation Chief Curator of Visual Arts, Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans  
  • Heather Duffy - Exhibitions Curator, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (Grand Rapids)

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How to apply

Between now and April 26, Louisiana artists must submit a proposal (maximum 500 words), an artist CV, and up to five images, all by email to pitchnight@artprize.org. Give us an idea of what you'd present at Pitch Night, and how you would like to activate one of the galleries in the UICA.

Who can apply?

ArtPrize is open to any artist, but Pitch Night New Orleans is only for artists currently living in Louisiana. All ArtPrize eligibility rules apply. Artists must be 18, and collaborative groups are welcome. There are more eligibility requirements listed here and in the Artist Rules.

How can artists activate the UICA galleries? How crazy can it get?

Pretty crazy, but there are limits. Part of the process of selecting which five artists get to pitch their proposals will include a review by the managers of the UICA to ensure there are no red flags. For more information about the space and what's allowed, see UICA information below.

What should a pitch presentation include?

If you're one of the five artists selected to present, you'll have five minutes and five slides—the details are up to you. Be entertaining and informative. Be prepared to answer questions from the judges and the audience. Above all, you'll need to convince the judges that your project is the best, and that the $5,000 grant will help make it possible.

What happens if my pitch wins?

Several things. One, we'll register you as an artist on ArtPrize.org at no cost (normally registering as an artist costs $50). We'll connect you with the UICA because every artist in ArtPrize must be officially connected to a venue on ArtPrize.org. We'll give you the $5,000 as a lump sum. It's up to you how you use those funds to install the artwork (materials, shipping, travel, etc.). You'll then work with an installation coordinator to work out the details of installing the work before ArtPrize begins on September 20.

Urban Institute for Contemporary Art Information

South Wall

Artists proposing projects must decide between two spaces within UICA, the “Ramp Project Space” or the “Race Street Gallery.”  The Ramp Project Space is a large wall next to a gradual pedestrian ramp. On the opposite side of the ramp are large windows that face the street. Race Street Gallery is a ground floor gallery with track lighting and three walls. The Race Street Gallery has approximately 990 square feet of floor space, the Ramp Project Space can only accommodate installations that hang on the wall, that wall space is approximately 2,000 square feet. The South Wall is located on the lower level of the UICA, near the theatre. The space has approximately 400 square feet of wall space available for installations. This space is viewable from the lower level and the first floor. Suspension points are located in the ceiling.

Installation will occur between August 11-September 1, de-install will occur between December 11-18.

Email submissions to pitchnight@artprize.org.

The hours of the venue during ArtPrize Nine (September 20-October 8, 2017) will be:

  • Monday-Thursday: 5-8p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday: Noon-8p.m.
  • Sunday: Noon-6p.m.

Pitch Night Indianapolis

ArtPrize teamed up with the Indianapolis Museum of Art in Indianapolis, IN to host Pitch Night -- a one-night event where an artist left with a $5,000 grant to create an ambitious installation at a centrally-located ArtPrize Venue during the ninth annual event this fall. Artists were invited to submit proposals for an installation in front of Van Andel Arena, in the heart of the ArtPrize district. Five artists were selected to give a five-minute presentation at the Pitch Night Indianapolis event, using five slides each. A panel of five expert judges and the audience asked questions of the artists following the presentations. The panel selected the winner, awarding the winning artist a $5,000 grant to realize their proposal at Van Andel Arena during ArtPrize Nine, September 20-October 8, 2017.

The deadline for Pitch Night Indianapolis proposals was May 11. Find details on the 2017 proposal process below.

Pitch Night Indianapolis took place on June 8 at 7 p.m. at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The event was free to the public.

The panel of judges includes:

  • Jeremy Shubrook - director of festivals, performance and public programs, IMA    
  • Laura Holzman - Assistant Professor at IUPUI/Herron    
  • Shelley Selim - Associate Curator of Design and Decorative Arts, IMA    
  • Joanna Nixon - Efroymson Family Fund Manager    
  • Shauta Marsh - Chief Curator & Co-founder at Tube Factory artspace

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How to apply

Between now and April 26, Indiana artists must submit a proposal (maximum 500 words), an artist CV, and up to five images, all by email to pitchnight@artprize.org. Give us an idea of what you'd present at Pitch Night, and how you would like to activate the space in front of Van Andel Arena.

Who can apply?

ArtPrize is open to any artist, but Pitch Night Indianapolis is only for artists currently living in Indiana. All ArtPrize eligibility rules apply. Artists must be 18, and collaborative groups are welcome. There are more eligibility requirements listed here and in the Artist Rules.

How can artists activate Van Andel Arena? How crazy can it get?

Pretty crazy, but there are limits. Part of the process of selecting which five artists get to pitch their proposals will include a review by the managers of Van Andel Arena to ensure there are no red flags. For more information about the space and what's allowed, see Van Andel Arena information below.

What should a pitch presentation include?

If you're one of the five artists selected to present, you'll have five minutes and five slides—the details are up to you. Be entertaining and informative. Be prepared to answer questions from the judges and the audience. Above all, you'll need to convince the judges that your project is the best, and that the $5,000 grant will help make it possible.

What happens if my pitch wins?

Several things. One, we'll register you as an artist on ArtPrize.org at no cost (normally registering as an artist costs $50). We'll connect you with Van Andel Arena, because every artist in ArtPrize must be officially connected to a venue on ArtPrize.org. We'll give you the $5,000 as a lump sum. It's up to you how you use those funds to install the artwork (materials, shipping, travel, etc.). You'll then work with an installation coordinator to work out the details of installing the work before ArtPrize begins on September 20.

Van Andel Arena Information

The space in front of Van Andel Arena is an outdoor venue that encomapses the a large area facing Fulton Street from the south. Installations can be placed throughout the outdoor area, except in front of the exit door located on the western side. Installations cannot be anchored into the ground. Power is available from the Marquee sign, power cords can be run as long as they are covered. Security is not provided. Installation dates are September 9-15, de-install is October 9-11.

Email submissions to pitchnight@artprize.org.