apexart’s Open Call

Opportunity type:  Open Call

For:  Different creatives

Deadline: 01/03/24

Rewards:  $10,000 

Location Eligibility: Worldwide

About this opportunity

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.

When the submission forms are live, you can submit a 500-word proposal describing a focused, idea-driven, and original group exhibition.

A diverse and changing international jury of more than 600 people in 70 countries participate in a crowdsourced voting process that takes place every November (for NYC Open Call proposals) and March (for International Open Call proposals)

Projects are judged by the strength of the exhibition idea and the organizer’s ability to communicate it, not by social connections, past accomplishments, or personality.

After the last vote is cast, the highest-ranked proposals are contacted and receive funding and production support to become apexart exhibitions in NYC and around the world.


apexart has increased the budget substantially to $10,000 for each Open Call exhibition and related programming. Each curator/organizer must work within apexart’s budget to cover expenses including curator travel, artwork shipping, artist and public program participant honorariums, equipment, installation, and venue fees with $8,000 of the budget. Of the $10,000, the curator/organizer receives up to a $2,000 honorarium for coordinating the project and writing the exhibition brochure essay. For exhibitions outside NYC, apexart will match up to $1,000 for a location rental if necessary.

apexart covers costs for approved insurance, advertising, publicity, documentation (NYC exhibitions only), the design, printing, and mailing of the exhibition brochure, and the local opening reception. apexart oversees and handles most of the exhibition logistics, including loan agreements and shipping. The apexart team works closely with guest curators/organizers to turn their ideas into apexart exhibitions.


Anyone, from anywhere can submit. There are no fees involved at any level. Creative people who have interesting exhibition ideas, trained and student curators, artists, writers, and creative individuals, regardless of experience level, background, or location can apply.

Entry Fee

No entry fee

How to Apply

Apply using the link: https://bit.ly/3OpzTBD

All questions regarding this award should be sent to lisa.vagnoni@apexart.org or opencalls@apexart.org


Mar 01 2024

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