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ArtPrize announces changes as tenth anniversary approaches this fall

ArtPrize announced this afternoon the celebration will switch to every other year after ArtPrize 10 takes place this fall.
Art on display at ArtPrize 9 outside of Calder Plaza.

Art on display at ArtPrize 9 outside of Calder Plaza. /Kiran Sood Patel

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Art on display at ArtPrize 9.

Art on display at ArtPrize 9. /Kiran Sood Patel

ArtPrize announced this afternoon the celebration will switch to every other year after ArtPrize 10 takes place this fall.

At a press conference at Belknap Park, ArtPrize officials announced a new art project called "Project 1 by ArtPrize" will launch in 2019. ArtPrize will then be held again in 2020.

"'Project 1 by ArtPrize' is a brand new, citywide, large scale, public art exhibition that will reimagine how the community and visitors interact with public art in our great city," said Executive Director Jori Bennett. ArtPrize will then follow a biennial schedule.

"Thanks to the community, ArtPrize has been able to grow and thrive over the last nine years," Bennett said.

Over the past nine years, more than 75,000 students have explored contemporary art at ArtPrize, she said.

"More than 3 million visitors from near and far have discovered and re-discovered our city," Bennett said. "Just in 2017 alone, $33 million in net new economic impact was generated in the city."

The 19-day competition will begin September 19 and continue through October 7. Each year, a $200,000 prize is awarded by public vote and another $200,000 prize is awarded by popular vote.

Visit artprize.org for more information.

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