The International Open Call will be accepting proposal from the 1st of February until the 1st of March 2023!
apexart International Open Call 2022 winning exhibition “Can you fuck it?” – The Fembot Phenomenon, curated by Amanda Knox – Tokyo 2022.
apexart’s Open Calls are opportunities for artists, curators, and other professionals to turn their curatorial idea into an apexart exhibition, combined with inviting apexart’s international community to collectively determine our programming through an online jury process. Winning proposals become part of apexart’s next exhibition season and receive funding and staff support. apexart is not a granting organization-all exhibitions are part of apexart’s programming.
Accepting proposals: February 1 – March 1, 2023
apexart will accept proposals for its International Open Call from February 1 – March 1, 2023. Four winning proposals will become apexart exhibitions presented in their selected locations around the world as part of our 2023-24 exhibition season. Curators, artists, writers, and creative individuals, regardless of location or past experience, are invited to submit a proposal online.
The submission process
Proposals of up to 500 words should describe focused, idea-driven, original group exhibitions, and the country and city in which they are to take place. No biographical information, CVs, links, or images will be accepted, and proposals must be submitted in English. Jurors rate anonymous submissions based on the idea only. See examples of winning proposals here.
The selection process
Rather than convene a panel of a few art world people to review hundreds of ideas, apexart’s crowd-sourced voting system invites hundreds of international jurors to review proposals on their own schedule. The crowd-sourced jury is composed of more than 600 individuals from a wide variety of professional backgrounds and international locations – including students from 17+ participating university classes – who will vote on the proposals. Proposals are anonymous and randomised 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 up to $11,000; have an exhibition brochure printed and mailed to over six thousand international recipients; advertising in major and local outlets; and will be part of apexart’s 2023-2024 exhibition season. Working closely with the apexart team, curators will realise their original ideas into apexart exhibitions. Exhibition curators are challenged, encouraged, and required 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, 2023.