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Help Make ArtPrize 2016 the Best Yet!

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Donate or become a fundraiser today to support the future of ArtPrize! 

Thanks in no small part to the unwavering generosity of loyal supporters just like you, ArtPrize Seven was a huge success!

Over 19 days, we welcomed hundreds of artists and over 400,000 visitors from around the region and around the world to the city of Grand Rapids. In the end, the voting public and a jury of art experts awarded $500,000 to eleven incredible winners of the ArtPrize competition. Congratulations to them all!

Looking back on ArtPrize this year, we are thrilled and humbled by some of our accomplishments. For example, our K – 12 education programs welcomed 15,928 students – a 24% increase over 2014. And, we continue to focus in on social equity and accessibility during the event. For example, the Rapid Rides to ArtPrize program, sponsored by The Rapid and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, distributed 10,000 Metro Passes to communities across the city, and through dozens of community partnerships we distributed 30,000 copies of our Spanish language event guide and map.

We have pored over thousands of comments and congratulations received from you and we’re eager to get to work implementing your ideas. While this is an exciting process it also requires resources, and we hope that we can count on your support to continue growing and improving ArtPrize in the years to come.


We have set a $15,000 goal for this year’s fundraising campaign and we think that this is possible – but we really need your help!

A gift as small as $5 will make an impact toward the future of ArtPrize and those who enjoy it.  Any donations or new memberships received between now and the end of the year will help us toward our goal. As a thank you for your generosity, donations of $100+ will receive an ArtPrize Seven poster and a copy of our five-year retrospective book, “ArtPrize: How A Radically Open Competition Transformed a City and Changed the Way We Think About Art”. 

In addition, an anonymous donor has pledged to match every new donation 150%. All new donations will be matched 1:1.5 and are tax-deductible. If you have donated or plan to donate, be sure to check out the donor list and watch our progress on our campaign page.

ArtPrize is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so your financial gift will nurture the vitality of an international event that each year transforms community, spurs conversation, catalyzes creativity, rewards risk, attracts a vast, enthusiastic audience for contemporary art and mints the next generation of art lover.

Thank you so much for your support!

Become a fundraiser

Want to help in a different way and earn rewards in the process? Select the orange "Start a Fundraiser" button, create your campaign page, share with your friends and family, then start earning your rewards! 

Raise $250+ and you will receive: 

  • A complimentary ArtClub Household level membership, valid through August 31, 2017

Raise $500 and you will receive: 

  • A gift package of ArtPrize goodies 
  • All above rewards

Raise $1,000 and you will receive: 

  • Two tickets to the ArtPrize Eight Awards Ceremony
  • All above rewards

Raise $1,500+ and you will receive: 

  • A complimentary ArtFan Bronze level membership (value $1,500), valid through August 31, 2017 
  • All above rewards 

The Team: $2,531 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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