apexart is accepting exhibition proposals for its NYC Open Call from October 1-31, 2018. Three winning proposals will be presented at apexart’s NYC space as part of its 2019-20 exhibition season. Curators, artists, writers, and creative individuals, regardless of experience level or location, are invited to submit a proposal online.
The submission process
Proposals should describe focused, idea-driven, original group exhibitions. No biographical information, CVs, links, or images will be accepted. Submissions cannot exceed 500 words and must be submitted in English. Jurors rate proposals based on their content and the organizer’s ability to communicate, rather than by familiar names or past accomplishments.
The selection process
Rather than convene a small panel to review hundreds of ideas, apexart’s crowd-sourced voting system allows many jurors to individually review a subset of proposals. An international jury composed of 300+ individuals from a wide variety of professional backgrounds will rate the proposals. Proposals are made anonymous and randomized to make sure each receives the same consideration. apexart does not influence the results of the jury.
The submitters of the three highest-ranked proposals each receive an exhibition budget of up to $10,000 and work closely with the apexart team to turn their ideas into apexart exhibitions. Exhibition organizers are expected and challenged to work within the funding provided to transform their winning proposals into compact, focused, noteworthy exhibitions. It is interesting to note how prescient our jurors have been, showing an extreme ability to forecast relevant exhibition themes and topics.