Through partnerships and granting programs, ArtPrize offered a wide-range of free programs and resources to schools during the 19-day event.

In 2017, Education Days, presented by PNC Bank, brought over 18,200 students to ArtPrize from schools across the state of Michigan.

ArtPrize offered free programs designed for PK-12 school groups visiting ArtPrize Nine ranging from guided tours and poetry workshops to STEAM activities, design challenges and much more. Programs were administered by ArtPrize education staff and 19 program partners.

Program Highlights:

  • Early Childhood Fridays developed in collaboration with early childhood providers brought educators, parents and students together to explore, play and learn at ArtPrize Nine. Educators and families gathered at Ah-Nab-Awen Park for art making activities, guided art walks as well as a family-style picnic lunch.
  • Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University provided workshops that explored cultural lens, empathy, and understanding different points of view through visual art.
  • The Mosaic Film Experience provided a panel of local experts and digital media creators for high school students that emphasized the power of storytelling.

$8,500 in transportation grants were awarded to schools to help offset field trip costs.      


ArtPrize Education Staff provided individualized field trip planning sessions for area educators and schools to help them plan their visit to ArtPrize Nine.