4/6/21 – Venue Registration, Applications for Grants are open for ArtPrize 2021

Venue registration for ArtPrize 2021 opened at Noon last Thursday, April 1. Any space within the ArtPrize district can register as a venue and join ArtPrize in creating an event that is safe, creative and a testament to the indomitable spirit of our community. Venues are encouraged to register early to take advantage of a 50% registration fee discount through April 8, made possible by hundreds of community sponsors and donors.

Venue Registration Dates & Fees

  • April 1-8: $50
  • April 9-15: $100

ArtPrize venues play an invaluable role in the event, working with artists to independently organize the hundreds of exhibitions that make up the competition. Museums, parks, universities, retail shops, office spaces, restaurants, cafes, nonprofits, churches, residences and truly any other building or space can join in the energy and excitement of ArtPrize.

ArtPrize venues are also invited to apply for $50,000 in Project Grants. Through this program, venues have the opportunity to award grants of $1,000-$5,000 each to artists exhibiting intentional, large-scale outdoor work, and use the promise of those funds to engage and initiate collaborations with artists who might not otherwise participate in ArtPrize.

Venue registration and Project Grant applications for ArtPrize 2021 will continue through April 15. Artist registration will take place from April 19-June 10, and artists and venues will connect online at artprize.org from May 3-June 23.


ArtPrize is an open, independently organized international art competition which takes place in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It celebrates artists working in all mediums from anywhere in the world, and is open to any creative with an artwork to enter and a venue willing to host it. For 18 days, art is exhibited throughout the city in public parks and museums, in galleries and vacant storefronts, in bars and on bridges. ArtPrize awards $450,000 directly to artists, through grants to support their work and through prizes which the public decides through the ArtPrize tech platform. Since its inception in 2009, millions have participated in ArtPrize, displaying their work, opening their spaces to artists and visitors from around the world, and sparking countless conversations about what art is and why it matters.