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ArtPrize Pitch Night at the IMA Seeks Artists Proposals for $5,000 Grant

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ArtPrize Pitch Night at the IMA Seeks Artists Proposals for $5,000 Grant


ArtPrize is teaming up with the Indianapolis Museum of Art in Indianapolis, Indiana to offer one artist a $5,000 grant to create an ambitious installation at a centrally located ArtPrize Venue.

Every fall, over 1,500 artists from around the world descend on Grand Rapids, Michigan, to compete for half a million dollars in prizes. Their installations fill the city, from museums and galleries to restaurants, banks, and city parks. During the two-and-a-half-week exhibition, the public votes to choose the winner of a $200,000 grand prize and four $12,500 category winners. Simultaneously, world-renowned jurors select a $200,000 Juried Grand Prize winner, and four $12,500 juried category winners.

ArtPrize is partnering with the Indianapolis Museum of Art for the second year to help fund an ambitious project by a Indianapolis artist for a prominent ArtPrize venue. Artists will create proposals for an installation on the empty atrium the Ledyard Building, a downtown office building located at 125 Ottawa Ave, in the heart of the ArtPrize district. Five artists will be selected to give a five-minute presentation using five slides each. A panel of five experts and the audience will be able to ask questions of the artists following the presentations. The panel will select the winner, who receives a $5,000 grant to realize their proposal at the Ledtard Building during ArtPrize 2016.

Pitch Night Indianapolis will take place on June 30 at 7:00 p.m. at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

How to apply

Between now and May 5, Indiana artists must submit a proposal (maximum 500 words), an artist CV, and up to five images, all by email to Give us an idea of what you’d present at Pitch Night, and how you would like to activate the Ledyard Building atrium.

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