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ArtPrize annually offers over $275,000 in grants to artists, venues, curators and educators to facilitate their attendance at the world’s largest art competition. New in 2016, ArtPrize will add an additional ten $1,000 matching grants, offered to artists seeking to fund more ambitious ArtPrize 2016 projects through a campaign and matching challenge hosted at CrowdRise.com, thanks to the Michigan Lottery.
The Michigan Lottery seeks to further nurture the vitality of this international event that each year transforms our community -- spurring conversation and catalyzing creativity through this new Matching Challenge.
The Matching Challenge will launch on Monday, June 27 at Noon, following the close of ArtPrize Connections -- offering ten $1,000 matching grants to the first ten artists to reach a goal of $1,000 in their own CrowdRise.com crowdsourcing campaign. Click Here for the official rules. The contest ends September 30th at 11:59:59am ET.
To qualify for a Matching Challenge grant, artists must meet the following requirements:
Have successfully made a Connection with an ArtPrize Venue prior to the start of the Matching Challenge.
Raise at least $1,000 in their CrowdRise.com crowdsourcing campaign.
Receive donations from at least 10 unique donors.
Artists participating in the ArtPrize Artist CrowdRise Matching Challenge will be highlighted in ArtPrize social media efforts leading up to ArtPrize 2016.
Artists that have applied for another ArtPrize grant (for example: Artist Seed Grants, Featured Public Project Grants) are still eligible to participate in this Matching Challenge grant program.
An artist who successfully reaches their $1,000 fundraising goal and receives the matching grant may continue to fundraise through their CrowdRise.com campaign. It is also important to note that a cancelled ArtPrize 2016 project will not qualify for a Matching Challenge grant and all unused grant funds must be refunded.