apexart is accepting exhibition proposals for its International Open Call from February 1 - March 1, 2022. Four winning proposals will become apexart exhibitions presented in their respective proposed cities as part of apexart’s 2022-23 exhibition season. Curators, artists, writers, and creative individuals, regardless of experience level or location, are invited to submit a proposal online. For some helpful videos about our open call: https://apexart.org/opencallvideos.php
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 of past winners at https://apexart.org/opencallwinners.php
The 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 400+ individuals from a wide variety of professional backgrounds—including students at approximately 20 international universities—will jury the proposals. Proposals are anonymous and randomized to make sure each submission receives the same consideration. apexart staff does not influence the results of the jury in any way.
The four winning proposals will each receive an exhibition budget of $11,000, staff support, and be part of apexart’s 2022-2023 international exhibition season. 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, visit https://apexart.org/opencalls.php between February 1 and March 1, 2022.