June 7 deadline for new Educator Award plus Youth Collaboration competition at ArtPrize

Students from Hudsonville Public Schools won the first Youth Collaboration Award in 2016 (photo courtesy of ArtPrize)
Students from Hudsonville Public Schools won the first Youth Collaboration Award in 2016 (photo courtesy of ArtPrize)

Area schools can register (for free) to participate in the Youth Collaboration part of ArtPrize. With the sponsorship of Western Michigan University, student teams will be eligible to win one of two cash prizes of $2,500, selected by public vote and experts. Registration is open through June 7. Teachers and school staff can email education@artprize.org  for more information on how to register. This is just the second year for the Youth Collaboration Award.

A new Educator Award is open to all ArtPrize-registered artists who are also arts educators. Artist registration is also open through June 7. This, too, has a $2,500 cash prize, selected by a jury from WMU.

Beginning Aug. 16, schools can apply for transportation grants and free school programs during the 19-day ArtPrize event, being held Sept. 19-Oct 7. More information and registration available at their website www.artprize.org/learn.

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