ArtPrize Makes Major Change: plans to alternate years with city art project

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RAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — In a major twist, ArtPrize is moving its Grand Rapids art competition to every other year starting after ArtPrize 10 this fall.

Organizers announced the change during a news conference Thursday, saying it was made in hopes of reinvigorating the decade-old event.

During competition off-years, ArtPrize plans to hold an alternative city art event. The first one, dubbed “Project 1 by ArtPrize,” will take place in 2019.

"With Project 1, ArtPrize will temporarily step away from officiating a competition and will instead commission immersive public artworks," ArtPrize Artistic Director Kevin Buist said.

ArtPrize officials say the event schedule will be as follows:

  • 2018: ArtPrize 10
  • 2019: Project 1
  • 2020: ArtPrize 11
  • 2021: Project 2
  • 2022: ArtPrize 12
  • 2023: Project 3

"Project 1 by ArtPrize” will be funded by ArtPrize and its donors and sponsors. In contrast to the competition, the art project will involve a single artist or small group of artists. Following the ArtPrize philosophy, the project will include multiple downtown sites and will tap into the city's history and culture.

Read more at WOODTV.com

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