ARTISTS EMPOWERED

BREAK IT DOWN. MAKE IT BETTER.
‘Break it Down. Make it Better.’ returned in 2017 as a collaboration between Avenue for the Arts, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts and ArtPrize. Workshops and round table discussions ranged from how to expand your audience and find funding for your work, to curating great shows and taking your practice beyond the wall. The February event featured the keynote panel discussion, “Engaging Communities, Collaborative Dialogues Around Art.”

ARTPRIZE ARTIST WEEK
To further celebrate and elevate the artists participating in ArtPrize Nine, we introduced ArtPrize Artist Week in partnership with Creative Many Michigan. From September 17-22, artists gathered at the ArtPrize Clubhouse for conversations focusing on legal issues, the public sphere, real estate and creative practice, community building, and the music industry.

Creative Many Michigan is a statewide organization leading advocacy efforts to advance the creative industries in Michigan, spanning arts and culture, design, arts education and the diverse array of creative expressions. Their mission to develop creative people, places and the creative economy in Michigan underscores the transformative power of the creative industries and empowers Michigan’s “creative many” to join in creating a future that benefits everyone.