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What's New at ArtPrize 2014

The countdown to ArtPrize has officially begun and September 24 will be here before you know it. We’ve assembled a quick primer to help you navigate some of the exciting changes to this year’s competi...more

Posted September 16, 2014

What is ArtPrize?

ArtPrize began nearly four years ago as an experiment - a totally new event, unlike anything the world had ever seen, filled with the experiments of artists and the opinions of everyone.

When is ArtPrize?

September 24 - October 12, 2014

Future Dates:

September 22 - October 11, 2015

September 21 - October 9, 2016

Check out the 2013 ArtPrize Winners!

Not going to be in Grand Rapids during ArtPrize? Find out how you can experience ArtPrize 365 Days a Year!

What Makes ArtPrize Unique?

You = Creator

ArtPrize is a platform for creation. The organizers are just a small part of the whole. Everyone brings something unique to the table, and we're excited to see what you bring.

ArtPrize = Catalyst

This grand civic project began with the value that art is important. It is uniquely capable of carrying the ideas of its creator and transforming the perceptions of an audience. 

Art = Community

Art is the focus of the competition, but the main event is community. Artists take over the city, visitors explore and new relationships form. Communities open to new ideas organically. The community keeps growing, even after the event is over.

Public Vote = Winner

Public vote determines the top prize. Anyone over the age of 16 can register to vote. Votes are cast on artprize.org, via text message and mobile app.

Round 1 (First 11 days): Explore ArtPrize and vote for the entries you think should win.There are four voting categories: 2-D, 3-D, Time-Based, and Installation.

Round 2 (Next 5 days): Vote for your favorite of the Top 20 entries, winner announced on Friday night.

There will be one public voted grand prize winner of $200,000 and a winner in each of the four categories recieves $20,000. 

There are also juried awards with the same prizes.

How do you ArtPrize?

1. Sign up at artprize.org to browse through the entries and identify your must-sees.

2. Register to vote at The HUB@41 Sheldon or any of the seven exhibition centers. Anyone over the age of 16 can vote - but you must first register in person at one of these locations.

3. Vote:
   1. At artprize.org - just search for the artist or enter the artist vote code.
   2. By SMS text messaging - register your mobile phone on artprize.org and send the artist's vote code to 808080.
   3. By smartphone app - download the free ArtPrize iPhone app from the iTunes store or the Android app from the Android Marketplace. Search for "ArtPrize" in either place.

ArtPrize Merchandise

Shop for clothing, mugs, buttons and more at the Hub and the exhibition centers. Look for an online store at grandrapidsstore.com.

Questions?

ArtPrize continues to finalize plans and support materials as the event draws closer. Visit artprize.org for the latest information, or email support@artprize.org.

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