ArtPrize (Sep 21 – Oct 9, 2011) is a radically different art competition that gives away huge cash prizes, $250,000 to the winner and nearly a half a million dollars total and it’s all decided by a public vote! Venue registration has closed and now from April 18 – June 16th, artists can register to participate.
mLive reports that ArtPrize 2010 featured 1,713 artists from 44 U.S. states and 21 countries. Follow that link for a look at what some folks who are returning are thinking about including news that:
Members of the ArtPrize 2010 team that created “SteamPig” are looking at creating an ArtPrize 2011 entry involving a sculpture of a troll near the Blue Bridge downtown over the Grand River.
â€œWe have some concepts for a large, mythical troll to be placed under the Blue Bridge, reaching up to the side with headlights for eyes and grass, trees and moss covering the piece,â€ said team member Thomas Birks.
They add that it looks like there might be a couple more venues in 2011 and that 55 of them are new venues.
It you’re looking for help funding a project, check out the ArtPrize Assistance page.
Here’s a great video from Brian Kelly Photography.