apexart (NY), International Open Call for Exhibition Proposals 2019 – 2020

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apexart (NY), International Open Call for Exhibition Proposals 2019 – 2020

Deadlines: March 1st, 2019

apexart’s International Open Call is soliciting exhibition proposals from February 1st -March 1st, 2019. The four proposals with the highest scores will be presented by the organizers in the countries specified as part of apexart’s 2019 – 2020 exhibition season. Curators, artists, writers, and creative individuals, regardless of experience level or location, are invited to submit a proposal online for any international (or domestic) location outside of New York City and its metropolitan area.

The submission process: Proposals should describe compact, focused, idea-driven, and original group exhibitions. No biographical information, CVs, links, or images will be accepted. Submissions cannot exceed 500 words and should be submitted in English.

The selection process: Rather than convene a small panel to review hundreds of ideas, apexart’s crowdsourced voting system utilizes many jurors to individually review a small subset of proposals. An international jury composed of 300+ individuals from a wide variety of professional backgrounds rate the proposals based on interest, content, and the organizers’ ability to communicate their ideas. To make the system as fair as possible, proposals are anonymous and randomized for each juror, which ensures that each submission receives the same consideration. apexart does not influence the decisions of the jury in any way.

The results: The organizers/curators of the four highest-ranked proposals will each receive an exhibition budget of up to USD 11,000 and will 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 strong, focused, noteworthy, and relevant exhibitions.

Budget: apexart has increased the budget substantially to $10,000 for each Open Call exhibition and related programming. Each organizer must work within apexart’s budget to cover expenses including curator travel, artwork shipping, artist and public program participant honorariums, equipment, installation, and venue fees with $8,000 of the budget. Of the $10,000, the organizer receives up to a $2,000 honorarium for coordinating the project and writing the exhibition brochure essay. For exhibitions outside NYC, apexart will match up to $1,000 for a location rental if necessary.

Website link for more detailed information: https://apexart.org/opencalls.php

About: apexart is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit contemporary visual arts organization located in Lower Manhattan, New York City, NY.

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