APEXART NYC OPEN CALL 2020-2021
apexart is accepting exhibition proposals for its NYC Open Call from October 1-31, 2020. The four winning proposals will become apexart exhibitions presented at apexart’s NYC space as part of its 2021-22 exhibition season. Curators, artists, writers, and creative individuals, regardless of experience level or location, are invited to submit a proposal online.
Four winning proposals will each receive an exhibition budget of up to USD 10,000, staff support, and be part of the next apexart exhibition season.
Proposals should describe focused, idea-driven, original group exhibitions. No accompanying 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 the idea and concept.
Rather than convene a small panel to review hundreds of ideas, apexart’s crowd-sourced voting system involves hundreds of internatioal jurors to review proposals. The jury composed of 400+ individuals from a wide variety of professional backgrounds—including students at over a dozen international universities—will assess the submissions. Proposals are juried anonymously and randomized to ensure that each submission receives the same consideration. apexart staff does not influence or affect the results of the jury in any way.
The four highest-ranked proposals each receive an exhibition budget of up to $10,000 and complete staff support. Working 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.html
apexart is a non-profit arts organization in Lower Manhattan founded in 1994. They offer opportunities to curators and emerging and established artists, while challenging set ideas about culture, art, exhibitions, and curation through exhibitions, Fellowships, publications, and public programs.
*cover: Kei Ito, Afterimage Requiem: Selected Prints, 2018