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The Story

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.

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As a thank you for your generosity, donations of $100+ will receive 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” and an ArtPrize Seven poster.



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The Story

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.