ARTPRIZE MISSION

ArtPrize is an international art competition and festival open to all and determined equally by public vote and expert jury. ArtPrize encourages critical discourse, celebrates artists, transforms urban space and promotes cultural understanding.

ARTPRIZE GUIDING PRINCIPLES

  • ArtPrize is Radically Open. Any artist can enter. Any space in the district can be a venue. Artists and venues connect at artprize.org to independently organize. ArtPrize is free to the public, who vote for the winners.

  • ArtPrize Celebrates Artists. We celebrate the vision and courage of artists who accept challenges, take risks and embrace the spirit of ArtPrize.

  • ArtPrize is a Catalyst. We build community through countless instances of independent participation. Everyone has a voice in the conversation and a stake in the outcome.

  • ArtPrize Transforms Urban Space. By working with independent venues and curators who create unique experiences, we strive to fill every available space with art.

  • ArtPrize Challenges Everyone. Unpredictable by design, ArtPrize vigorously promotes examination of opinions, values and beliefs, encouraging all participants to step outside of their comfort zones. We expect that this will surprise and delight but may also confound and infuriate.

  • ArtPrize Generates Conversation. Because of its open, independently organized format, ArtPrize expects and embraces critical discourse and debate from all perspectives.

  • ArtPrize is Intentionally Inclusive. ArtPrize is not just for “anyone” it’s for “everyone.” We produce programs that are intentionally inclusive.

  • ArtPrize Promotes Social Good. We produce programs that have positive social and economic impact. We believe that real involvement for all happens by embracing identity and experience. We focus on intentional reflection, collaborative problem solving and long term results.

  • ArtPrize Embraces Technology. Technology is baked into the ArtPrize model and makes it possible. Pivotal to success are innovative features and functionality for our stakeholders that are constantly improving.

  • ArtPrize is an Evolving Experiment. We are agile, constantly soliciting stakeholder feedback and implementing year-over-year improvements that are data-driven and thoughtfully executed. Change is embraced and encouraged.