Jori Bennett. Photo: Burch Partners.

Jori Bennett Joins ArtPrize as Executive Director

ArtPrize, the nonprofit organization in Grand Rapids, Michigan, that awards more than $500,000 to artists from across the globe each year, has named Jori Bennett as its next executive director, Claire Selvin of Artnews reports. Bennett, ArtPrize’s former director of business development, had been serving as interim director since January.

“The focus of ArtPrize during its next decade is to build upon the catalyst we’ve created in West Michigan and deliver our creative style and approach to the broader art world and national stage, through more conversations about art and why it matters more than ever,” Bennett said in a statement.

During her three-year tenure at ArtPrize, Bennett helped to secure partnerships and grow the organization’s sponsorship and donor base. In 2017, 60 percent of ArtPrize’s revenue came from sponsorships. Prior to joining the nonprofit, Bennett was the head of creative for GO! Experience Design in Los Angeles. The registration period for ArtPrize 10 begins today and runs through June 7.