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Unsolicited Exhibition Program

next submission period:
October 1 - 31, 2017

2016 Unsolicited Exhibition: Setting Out

apexart's Unsolicited Exhibition Program is an opportunity for anyone from anywhere to submit an exhibition proposal to apexart. During an announced open call period, apexart accepts 500-word, idea-based exhibition proposals for evaluation by a large international jury. We believe that our complex system of crowd sourced jurying it is the most objective and fair process of evaluation. Submissions are reviewed anonymously and solely on the strength of their idea. Previous curatorial experience is in no way required and will not factor in the selection process. Three proposals with the highest ratings are presented each season at apexart. For those in or outside the field, this program is a unique opportunity to have a professionally mounted exhibition in New York City!
Franchise Exhibition Program  

next submission period:
February 1 - 28, 2018

2016 Franchise Exhibition: Apricots from Damascus

Based on the idea of creating a franchise, apexart holds a worldwide open call for proposals for group exhibitions to be presented anywhere in the world other than New York City. Annually we accept 500-word submissions outlining your idea for an exhibition. Selected by a jury, four winning submitters will be the director, curator, and/or staff of their own month-long apexart Franchise with an exhibition budget, an honorarium, and almost complete control. apexart provides the funding along with the necessary guidance and administrative support to make the curated exhibition happen. The Franchise Exhibition Program is an opportunity to help bring an idea to fruition in a new place and to illustrate that the center of the world is wherever you are.
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About the Jurying Process
Instead of relying on a small panel of individuals reading hundreds of applications, we use a crowd sourcing process to ensure we get different eyes and perspectives, leading to more diverse programming. more info

Request to be a Juror
Send us an email telling us why you'd like to be a juror. email now

Faculty Opportunities
We are pleased to offer a unique opportunity for your students to participate in a real life selection process that determines which ideas prevail and which exhibitions we will present in our Manhattan exhibition space and locations around the world. more info

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