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Call For Art

Legacy Trust Award Collection An ArtPrize 2012 Entry Competition


Artists Creating Together seeks artwork from adult artists with disabilities for the Legacy Trust Award Collection to be included in ArtPrize 2012 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
VSA is soliciting artwork entries created by adult artists with disabilities for the Legacy Trust Award Collection of ArtPrize 2012. ArtPrize is a radically open art competition, giving away the world's largest art prize. ArtPrize runs September 19 through October 7, 2012 in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. For more information see the ArtPrize website at www.artprize.org. This award collection has been designed to assist adult artists with disabilities to participate in a preliminary art competition with three winning artists moving forward to compete in ArtPrize 2012 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as the Legacy Trust Award Collection. (*New! 2 public awards and one judges choice award) Artist registration for this Award must be received by May 7, 2012 and artwork must be delivered to ACT, Grand Rapids, MI by 11:00 am on May 17, 2012 for the voting artists reception. Artwork will be voted on during the Artists Reception on May 17 & 18, 2012. The top three artists will receive the Legacy Trust Collection Award and will be individually entered into ArtPrize 2012, which will take place in Grand Rapids, Michigan from September 19 - October 7, 2012.

For More Information:


Artists Creating Together Contact: Becky Althaus Phone: 616-885-5866 E-mail: coordinator@artistscreatingtogether.org

Guidelines for Submitting Artwork


All artists must submit an Artist Registration to ACT by Monday May 7, 2012 and artwork must be completed and available for showing in Grand Rapids, Michigan during the Voting Artists Show & Reception on May 17 & 18, 2012. Requirements: All participating artists must be at least 18 years of age by May 7, 2012, and a current resident of the State of Michigan. All artwork must be original. All works must be attributable to the applicant artists and have been completed within three years prior to September 19, 2012. All artwork is subject to the Official Rules for Artists- Artprize. These official rules can be found on the ArtPrize website at www.artprize.org The three top artists will retain ownership and all rights to their artwork, subject to the rules and restrictions of Artprize 2012. The Artists agree to make themselves and their artwork available to ACT, Legacy Trust and other partnering agencies and sponsors prior to and during ArtPrize for promotions and marketing efforts. The top three artists who receive the award will be entered into ArtPrize 2012 as a Legacy Trust Collection Award winner Artists agree that if their artwork, which is part of the winning collection, wins any ArtPrize award, they will donate 25% of any award to ACT to create a special Legacy Trust Endowment Fund to continue arts programs for people with disabilities in the greater Grand Rapids. Winning artists will be notified by ACT no later than May 31, 2012, and will be entered into ArtPrize 2012. There are no restrictions on other artists, who are not part of the Collection, from entering ArtPrize on their own. Artwork must be delivered by mail or in person to the ACT office in Grand Rapids, Michigan, by 11:00 am on Thursday, May 17, 2012. All artists participating in this award contest are invited to attend, along with their families, the Voting Artists Show & Reception on May 17 & 18, 2012. By submitting an entry to the Legacy Trust Award Collection, a program of Artists Creating Together, you agree to be legally bound by these terms and conditions as well as the terms and conditions of the Official Rules for Artists ArtPrize. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, do not submit an entry to this award collection.

Application Process
All artist registration forms must be received by May 7, 2012 to be considered for the award and all completed artwork must be delivered by mail or in person to the ACT office by 11:00 am on May 17, 2012 for the Voting Artists Show & Reception.. Please complete the appropriate forms and submit the registration to: Artists Creating Together C/o Legacy Trust Award Collection 1140 Monroe Ave NW Suite 4101 Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Applicants will receive notification of results by May 31, 2012. For further information, please contact Becky Althaus at #616-885-5866 or at coordinator@artistscreatingtogether.org.

Award Details
All artwork entered into the Legacy Trust Award Collection Competition will be included in a public, community vote and a judged jury vote during an Voting Artists Show & Reception on May 17 & 18, 2012. The top two public vote artists and a single judged vote artist will receive a cash award of $500. The award winners will be entered into ArtPrize 2012 individually, with all applicable ArtPrize 2012 entry fees paid for by VSA. VSA and Legacy Trust will work with Award Winners to create artist statements, press releases and other relevant marketing materials as the Legacy Trust Award recipients and as ArtPrize 2012 contestants. After ArtPrize 2012, artists will retain ownership of their individual artist statements and other marketing materials. VSA and Legacy Trust will secure venue space for ArtPrize 2012 for the Award winning artists and will pay for appropriate insurance coverage for the artwork during Artprize 2012from September 19 through October 7, 2012. Questions regarding the Legacy Trust Award Collection should be sent Becky at coordinator@artistscreatingtogether.org or by calling #616-885-5866. Direct questions regarding ArtPrize 2012 should be directed to ArtPrize at www.artprize.org.
VSA reserves the right to reproduce images of artwork for organizational use and to publish names, photographs and/or stories and to photograph, publicize and otherwise use appropriately this artwork for exhibition and for educational and public awareness purposes.

About VSA and Legacy Trust


Artists Creating Together (ACT), a non-profit organization, brings children, youth and adults with disabilities together with artists, the arts and art projects. Formerly known as VSA/Very Special Arts, ACT has been a part of the Kent County landscape since 1986. Today, ACT helps over 6,000 individuals from West and Northwest Michigan celebrate, success and grown with art. And since its inception, ACT has benefitted over 20,000 individuals with disabilities from throughout West Michigan. For more information, please find us on our website at www.artistscreatingtogether.org or call us at #616-885-5866. Legacy Trust, a proud supporter of VSA and the arts in Michigan, is an independent, locally owned, Michigan-chartered bank that specializes in helping clients accumulate, preserve and transition wealth. Established in 2004, Legacy Trust provides investment management and trust services to individuals, families and foundations. We get to know our clients and provide them with individually tailored solutions. We are a firm with a global perspective offering the best in wealth management all in one place, right here in West Michigan.

1140 Monroe Ave NW, Ste 4101 Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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PHONE: 616-885-5866 FAX: 616-885-5867 EMAIL: coordinator@artistscreatingtogether.org ONLINE: www.artistscreatingtogether.org

Legacy Trust Award Collection An ArtPrize 2012 Entry Collection Artists Creating Together seeks artwork from adult artists with disabilities for the Legacy Trust Award Collection to be included in ArtPrize 2012 in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Legacy Trust Award Collection


An Artprize 2012 Entry Competition

Artist Registration Form


Please print or type the information requested below, sign in the appropriate space and send to Artists Creating Together; 1140 Monroe Ave NW, Suite 4101, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. All registration forms must be received by ACT by Monday May 7, 2012. All artwork must be received by ACT no later than 11:00 am on May 17 & 18, 2012. Artist Name: __________________________________________________________ Guardian Name: (if applicable)___________________________________________ Disability: (for office use only) __________________________________________ Street Address: ________________________________________________________ City: ______________ ___ Zip Code: __________ Phone: __________________

Email: ___________________________________ ART ENTRY Title: ___________________________________ Media: ___________________________


*If able, please submit a picture of your work by mail or email

I do hereby state that I am the producer of the art listed and that this artwork is original. I do hereby agree to all the Legacy Trust Award Collection and ArtPrize Official Rules for the listed artwork.

Artists Signature: _________________________________________________________ Guardian Signature: (if applicable) _____________________________________________


This signed application constitutes artist and guardian permission for ACT to reproduce images of artwork for organizational use and to publish names, photographs and/or stories and to photograph, publicize and otherwise use appropriately this artwork for exhibition and for educational and public awareness purposes.

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