Envision: The Michigan Artist Initiative $5000 Prize Awards

Envision: The Michigan Artist Initiative, organized by the wonderful people at Stamps Gallery, is a new awards program designed to support the development of contemporary artists living and working in Michigan. The inaugural program recognizes the creativity, rigor, and innovation of Michigan-based artists and collaboratives — and honors their role in inspiring the next generations of artists in our state.

Three to five artists will be selected by a panel of prominent national jurors for a group exhibition at Stamps Gallery. One artist in the exhibition will be awarded a $5,000 prize at the exhibition opening and award ceremony.

Continue reading for more information, or click here for application details.

Call for Entries: Monday, March 16, 2020 – Thursday, April 30, 2020

Exhibition: January 15, 2021 –  February 28, 2021

Public Opening and Award Ceremony: Friday, January 15, 2021



Carla Acevedo-Yates, Curator, MCA Chicago

Ken Aptekar (Stamps BFA ’73), Artist

Loring Randolph (Stamps BFA ’04), Director, Frieze New York


Emerging and mid-career contemporary artists from Michigan working in all types of media are encouraged to apply.

Along with the exhibition at Stamps Gallery, Envision will also tour different venues in Michigan, including the Crooked Tree Art Center in Traverse City.

Submission to the call for work is free; all work submitted must be recent, made within the last four calendar years (since January 2016).

Click here to apply.

applicable to artists working in these mediums:

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