December 6, 2011
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Hot on the heels of yesterday’s Turner Prize announcement (Martin Boyce won), ArtPrize made public today a new, $100,000 dollar juried award. Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the contest touts itself as the first “radically open, international art competition and social experiment”. Anyone artist can enter, and both the city and judges votes on art installed across the city. The citizens of Grand Rapids and beyond determine who wins $350,000 worth of prizes come 2012, including a grand prize worth $250,000. The juried prizes now total $200,000 and in addition to the $100,000 grand prize include the following categories; Two-Dimensional, Three-Dimensional, Time and Performance, Urban Space, Venue.