Field Trips

Education Days are back! Plan a field trip to Project 1 by ArtPrize — the first in a series of multi-sited public art exhibitions in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Explore spectacular large-scale public art and discover what artists can teach us about what it means to belong.


Education Days: Guides

Our educator guides include classroom lessons and are an in-depth tool for educators to explore contemporary art practices and the large-scale public art at Project 1. Our lesson plans apply national art standards, create cross-curricular connections and emphasize research-based artmaking centered on big ideas.

Grades K-5 Big Idea: Community Through Storytelling

Grades 6-8 Big Idea: Community Through Storytelling

Grades 9-12 Big Idea: Exploring Access and Belonging

Education Days: Classroom Artist Video Series

We’re creating a series of videos for schools and visitors that will provide an in-depth look at each Project 1 artist’s process and practice. Stay tuned, videos will be available soon.

Education Days: Guided Tour

Register your classroom for a FREE guided tour of Project 1. Our education staff and volunteer guides will help you explore Project 1 artwork in downtown Grand Rapids through these interactive tours — providing insight into the artmaking process, a look behind-the-scenes at the installation process, an exploration of theme connections and more. Guided tours will include a free student gift.

Education Days: Self-Guided Resources

Planning sessions

Our education team is available to help your school group create a self-guided Project 1experience, answering questions about bus parking, drop-off locations, custom walking routes, itineraries and more.

Spark a conversation

This is the go-to tool to help guide students in conversations about works of art.

Ask Yourself

  • Take a moment to pause and experience the work of art.
  • What do you see and hear? What is happening?
  • Why is it the way that it is?
  • How does it relate to your own life, feelings or ideas? Does it challenge you?
  • Speculate how the Artists are addressing the question of – what does it mean to belong?
Museum and gallery tours

Book a tour with one of the great arts and cultural institutions of Grand Rapids during your field trip. Please note that most tours are fee-based.

Link coming soon.

Project 1 Discovery Deck

These fun collectible cards include a creative challenge based on each Project 1 artist. Activities can be done in the classroom or at home. Coming soon.

Transportation Grants

Transportation grants up to $500 are available to educators to help offset their school’s transportation costs to Project 1. Grants are limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Curriculum Connections At A Glance


Amanda Browder (Math)
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (Technology)
Paul Amenta & Ted Lott (Universal Design)

English Language Arts

Heather Hart (Personal Narratives)
Amanda Browder (Storytelling)

Social Studies

Paul Amenta & Ted Lott (Access)
Olalekan Jeyifous (Housing Discrimination)
Heather Hart (Questioning Dominant Narratives)

Social Justice

Paul Amenta & Ted Lott (Access)
Olalekan Jeyifous (Housing Discrimination)
Heather Hart (Questioning Dominant Narratives)