September 10, 2019 - apexart - apexart NYC Open Call 2020-21
September 10, 2019


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apexart NYC Open Call 2020-21
Soliciting curated exhibition proposals

Open call submission period: October 1–31, 2019, 11:59pm

291 Church Street
New York, NY 10013
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apexart is soliciting exhibition proposals for its NYC Open Call from October 1-31, 2019. Three winning proposals will become apexart exhibitions presented at our NYC space as part of its 2020-21 exhibition season. Curators, artists, writers, and creative individuals, regardless of experience level or location, are encouraged 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. See examples at

The selection process
Rather than using a small panel to review hundreds of ideas, apexart’s crowd-sourced voting system allows hundreds of jurors to 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 ensure each submission receives the same consideration. apexart staff does not influence the results of the jury in any way.

The results
Three winning proposals will each receive an exhibition budget of USD 10,000, staff support and be part of the apexart 2020-2021 exhibition season. Working closely with the apexart team, curators will realize their original ideas as 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, visit between October 1-31, 2019.

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