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From February 1–29, NYC’s apexart will accept submissions for its Franchise Program, welcoming proposals from anyone, anywhere.

No prior curatorial experience necessary; the program creates opportunities for individuals at all career stages to organize group exhibitions focused on strong ideas.

  • Submissions of up to 500 words are entered online. No images, links, resumes, or supporting materials accepted; no confirmed artists necessary.
    WHY: apexart projects are judged by the strength of their ideas alone, not by familiar names or past accomplishments.
  • Submissions are anonymized and randomized for an international jury of over 150 individuals from various professional backgrounds.
    WHY: Rather than a small, elite panel reviewing hundreds of proposals, we crowd-source a large, diverse jury to ensure compelling programming for a wide audience with diverse interests.
  • Votes are juried and tallied by a custom computer program, which identifies the four proposals with the highest ratings. apexart does not affect these results.
    WHY: apexart prioritizes the use of democratic and meritocratic processes to determine its programming.
  • Winning proposals receive financial and administrative support to mount an exhibition, secure a location, and write an accompanying essay.
    WHY: Because curators and artists deserve the opportunity to effectively present their ideas and be professionally supported.

Submit proposals February 1–29, 2016 at apexart.org/franchise.php

Visit apexart.org for answers to frequently asked questions and to view examples of past winning proposals

Please contact questions@apexart.org with any further questions.

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