ArtPrize, the radically open, international art competition, returns for its 7th edition September 23-October 11, 2015 in Grand Rapids, Mich. Since its founding in 2009, ArtPrize has continuously adapted its format and voting structure, demonstrating a commitment to innovating and improving the award to further drive public engagement in the arts and reward artists for exceptional work. New for the 2015 iteration of the competition, ArtPrize has announced a $40,000 Curatorial Fellowship and $30,000 Venue Grant program. In addition to the public and juried awards, ArtPrize will provide an increased total of $220,000 in grants to artists and curators participating in ArtPrize 2015. New locations for ArtPrize Pitch Nights have also been announced in two cities. The program awarding $5,000 to worthy applicants during an evening of artist-led project pitches will be

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