ARTWINS ARIZONA PITCH NIGHT FINALS INFORMATION
THURSDAY, JULY 14
DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 PM, EVENT STARTS AT 7:00 PM
LOCATION CHANGE! NOW AT BRIGHTSIDE STUDIOS!
839 E CAMELBACK RD, PHOENIX
FREE PARKING BEHIND THE BUILDING
ENTER THE PARKING LOT BY TURNING SOUTH ON 8TH PLACE, JUST WEST OF BRIGHTSIDE STUDIOS
Come see 5 artists present live to 5 judges with $15,000 and a featured spot at ArtPrize 2022 awarded to the winner
Open to the public and admission is free
Cash bar and food available
Judges will ask questions following each presentation, then deliberate and announce the winner live at the conclusion of the event
ANNOUNCING ARTWINS ARIZONA 2022 PITCH NIGHT COMPETITION
ArtWins Arizona and ArtPrize are teaming up again for Pitch Night Arizona – an annual one-night event where an Arizona artist will leave with a $15,000 grant to create an ambitious work of art in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids during the twelfth ArtPrize event this Fall, September 15 – October 2, 2022. ArtPrize is one of the world’s largest art competitions. It is also the most attended public art event in the world, routinely attracting over 500,000 visitors, and it features some of the largest cash prizes in the art world. The Pitch Night Arizona winner will also become eligible to win a share of $175,000 awarded by the public, $62,500 awarded by an independent panel of art jurors, and $12,500 awarded by vote of the artists themselves to a deserving peer.
The competition is open to all artists residing anywhere in Arizona.
Proposals may be 2D, 3D, installation, performance art, film, video, music, or digital/VR.
The venue will be DeVos Place Convention Center, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, during ArtPrize 2022. Artists may submit proposals for either an indoor or outdoor location. The exact location for the art will be determined through consultation with the curator of DeVos Place Convention Center and the winning artist.
Questions about Pitch Night Arizona should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Entries should be submitted on or before July 5, 2022 to email@example.com
Finals take place at 7:00 pm on Thursday, July 14 at Phoenix Center for the Arts. The Finals event is open to the public and admission is free
HOW IT WORKS
Arizona artists are invited to submit proposals to have their art featured at DeVos Place Convention Center, in the heart of Grand Rapids, Michigan at ArtPrize 2022. This is one of the most heavily trafficked venues at ArtPrize.
Art may be 2D, 3D, installation, performance art, film, video, music, or digital/VR. Electricity and internet are available. Proposals may be for an indoor or outdoor location. Total weight and all dimensions (HxWxD) must be included.
After the submission deadline of July 5, 2022, a jury will select five artists as finalists. Finalists will be notified on or before July 8, 2022. One week later, each of the five finalists will give a five-minute presentation to a panel of six expert judges, in a live event to be held at 7:00 pm at Phoenix Center for the Arts on Thursday, July 14 . This live event will be free and open to the public. The panel of judges will view all the presentations, then ask follow-up questions of the artists. The panel will select the winner, awarding the winning artist a $15,000 grant to realize their proposal during ArtPrize 2022. The winner will also be eligible to be receive a share of an additional $250,000 to be awarded by the public, art jurors, and the artists themselves during ArtPrize this Fall.
HOW TO APPLY?
Between now July 5, Arizona artists may submit a proposal with the following guidelines:
- Maximum of 500 words;
- Artist CV;
- Sketch/rendering of the proposed work;
- Dimensions (HxWxD) of the proposed work;
- Weight of the proposed work;
- Whether electricity or internet connection is needed;
- Whether you need an indoor or an outdoor location;
- Up to five images.
Send all of the above to firstname.lastname@example.org. Give us an idea of what you’d present at Pitch Night, and how you would like to activate a space inside or outside of DeVos Place Convention Center. Questions can be sent to email@example.com.
WHO MAY APPLY?
ArtPrize is open to any artist working in any medium, but Pitch Night Arizona is only for artists currently living anywhere in the State of Arizona. All ArtPrize eligibility rules apply. Artists must be 18, and collaborative groups are welcome. There are more eligibility requirements in the Artist Rules on the ArtPrize website at www.artprize.org.
WHAT SHOULD A PITCH PRESENTATION INCLUDE?
If you’re one of the five artists selected to present to the judges, you’ll have five minutes to make your pitch – the details are up to you. Be entertaining and informative. Be prepared to answer the judges’ questions. Above all, you’ll need to convince the judges that your project is the best, and that the $15,000 grant will help make it possible.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY PITCH WINS?
Several things. One, we’ll register you as an artist on artprize.org at no cost (normally registering as an artist costs $50). We’ll connect you with DeVos Place Convention Center, because every artist in ArtPrize must be officially connected to a venue on artprize.org. We’ll give you the $15,000 as a lump sum. It’s up to you how you use those funds to install the artwork (materials, shipping, travel, etc.). You’ll then work with the curator of DeVos Place Convention Center to select the perfect location for your winning art. You’ll also connect with an installation coordinator to work out the details of installing the work before ArtPrize begins on September 15, 2022. You will have 9 weeks from the day you are announced as the grant winner, until ArtPrize begins. In that 9 weeks, the work must be fabricated, transported to Michigan, and installed at DeVos Place Convention Center ready to be viewed on or before September 15.
WHAT SPACE IS AVAILABLE AT DEVOS PLACE CONVENTION CENTER?
Located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, DeVos Place Convention Center has been at the epicenter of ArtPrize every year over the last decade, and it is among the most heavily visited venues annually at ArtPrize. Artists will have the opportunity to activate an area inside or outside of the Convention Center, virtually without restriction, for ArtPrize 2022.
The Convention Center is a very large venue which stretches along the Grand River to the west, Monroe Avenue to the east, and the historic Amway Grand Plaza hotel to the south. It is one block away from the Grand Rapids Art Museum and Rosa Parks Circle, and in close proximity to local hot spots such as Studio Park, Monroe Center, and many other cultural attractions in the city.
Art may be 2D, 3D, installation/public art, performance art, film, video, music, digital/VR, or any other type of artistic expression.
Proposals must indicate if an indoor or outdoor location is needed. The total weight and dimensions (HxWxD) must be specified in the proposal. Proposals should also indicate if electric power or an internet connection is needed for the art (both are available).
Outdoor art may be located in front of the Convention Center on a concrete surface facing Monroe Avenue. A 10’ x 10’ pad with 110v electric is available.
Potential locations inside the Convention Center include:
- Skywalk Gallery can accommodate 2D pieces utilizing a gallery hanging system to install paintings, drawings etc. with a maximum height of 118 inches and maximum width of 63 feet. 3D pieces may be a maximum 6ft x 6ft foot print and maximum height of 118 inches. Track lighting is in place.
- Skywalk Hallway is a lengthy corridor running between the Convention Center and the historic Amway Grand Plaza hotel. The hallway is 15” wide and has an area measuring 6’ above a chair rail to the ceiling. Track lighting is in place.
- Skywalk Lobby is a larger open area in the Skywalk Hallway. The Lobby is approximately 24’ x 24’ and the height is 136” from floor to ceiling.
Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org if you require further information regarding potential indoor or outdoor locations.
If the art will be installed outdoors, it must be able to withstand Michigan weather in the Fall, including potential wind and rain. It must be able to exist outdoors for the entire 19-day duration of ArtPrize.
The exact location for the art will be the perfect spot as determined through consultation between the curator of the Convention Center and the winning artist, following the announcement of the grant winner.
PRESENTED AND SPONSORED BY:
Skywalk Gallery at DeVos Place
Congratulations to the ArtWins Arizona Pitch Night 2021 winner, Michelle Meyer
Michelle won a $15,000 grant, funded by ArtWins Arizona, ArtPrize, and the City of Flagstaff, to do an installation at 50 Monroe in the heart of ArtPrize this Fall, where she will compete for an additional $250,000 in cash prizes. Her winning artwork, “Retro Maven,” also will be temporarily installed in Flagstaff after the conclusion of ArtPrize until December 3, 2021.
Watch the Pitch Night 2021 Finals here and see the 5 finalist artists make their presentations to the art jury
Click here to watch the announcement of the Pitch Night 2021 winner
Special thanks to the artists who entered the Pitch Night 2021 competition, all the finalist artists for their amazing presentations, to the jurors who gave their time to select the finalists and the winner, our sponsors and donors, and everyone who gave their time and contributed to make Pitch Night 2021 a success!
Read More about Pitch Night and the 5 Finalists Here
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