apexart’s NYC Open Call Invites Exhibition Proposals in October for 2023-2024 Season

  • Location: Proposals submitted online; Resulting exhibitions at 291 Church St New York, NY
  • Deadline: Oct 1 2022 at 11:10PM

apexart is accepting exhibition proposals for its NYC Open Call from October 1-31, 2022. Five winning proposals will become apexart exhibitions presented at apexart’s NYC space as part of its 2023-24 exhibition season. Curators, artists, writers, and creative individuals, regardless of experience level or location, are invited to submit a proposal online. To submit an exhibition proposal, visit https://apexart.org/nyc/submit.php between October 1-31, 2022.

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 600+ individuals from a wide variety of professional backgrounds—including students at over 20 international universities—will vote on 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 results
The five winning proposals will each receive an exhibition budget of $10,000, staff support, and be part of apexart’s 2023-2024 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.