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apexart’s NYC Open Call Invites Exhibition Proposals in October

Three winning proposals will each receive an exhibition budget of up to $10,000, staff support, and be part of the apexart 2020-2021 exhibition season.

Peer2Pickle, an apexart Open Call exhibition curated by Justin Tyler Tate in 2019 (installation view).

apexart is accepting exhibition proposals for its NYC Open Call from October 1-31, 2019. The three winning proposals will become apexart exhibitions presented at apexart’s NYC space as part of its 2020-21 exhibition season. Curators, artists, writers, and creative individuals, regardless of experience level or location, are invited to submit a proposal online.

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. See examples at https://apexart.org/opencallwinners.php

Selection Process
Rather than convene a small panel to review hundreds of ideas, apexart’s crowd-sourced voting system allows hundreds of jurors to individually review proposals. An international jury composed of 300+ individuals from a wide variety of professional backgrounds—including students at over 10 international universities—will jury the proposals. Proposals are anonymous and randomized to make sure each submission receives the same consideration. apexart staff do not influence the results of the jury in any way.

Results
The three highest-ranked proposals each receive an exhibition budget of up to $10,000 and complete production support. Working closely with the apexart team, curators will realize their original ideas into apexart exhibitions. Exhibition curators are expected, encouraged and challenged to work within the funding provided to transform their winning proposals into small, focused, noteworthy exhibitions.

To submit an exhibition proposal and learn more, visit apexart.org/opencalls.php between October 1-31, 2019.