FRANCHISE PROGRAM OPEN CALL – APEXART

FRANCHISE PROGRAM OPEN CALL
Accepting proposals for exhibitions anywhere in the world except NYC.
Recent apexart Franchise Johannesburg 2012
Commenting on the international “art business” franchise model (i.e., The Guggenheim Museum, The Louvre, Gagosian, James Cohan, et al.), apexart, NYC, annually holds a worldwide open call for proposals for curated group exhibitions to be presented anywhere in the world other than New York City.

From April 4 – May 2, 2012, apexart will accept 500-word creatively written proposals describing your idea for an exhibition. The proposal should be clearly written, with the major emphasis on explaining the concept, as the only instructions given to the more than 100 jurors from around the world is to, “identify the best exhibitions.” The city for the exhibition must be listed as well as the curator/organizer’s location of residence. Often there is a greater effect when exhibitions take place outside of a city center, where fewer people are involved in the commercial art world.

Two winners selected by a “crowd sourcing” method will be in charge of a one-month apexart franchise with an up to $8,000 exhibition budget, an honorarium for the essay and organization of the show, and complete creative control with a few apexart guidelines. We will also provide the necessary guidance and administrative support to make the exhibition happen as successfully as past exhibitions in AmmanJohannesburg,StockholmLos AngelesBangkok, and Mexico City. apexart will also print a mini-catalog in an edition of 9,000 with an essay from the curator that is distributed around the world to more than 100 countries and available online with all contacts, reviews, and press images.

The apexart Franchise is an opportunity to bring an idea to fruition in a new place and to confirm that the center of the world is wherever you are.

Current apexart
Franchise Exhibition
Mexico City

April 19 – May 17, 2012

The Supervia Sur-Poniente highway provides the setting of the exhibition Flesh & Concrete, which explores the impact of this new highway not just as a means of transportation, but also as a symbol of progress and modernity.

Some Franchise FAQs

Q: Do I have to be a curator?
A: Absolutely not. Previous curatorial experience is in no way required, and the jury will not have any knowledge of your prior work.

Q: Do I need to contact and confirm artists prior to submitting?
A: You do not need to contact artists prior to applying. We expect that the list may change while the context will not.

Q: Do I need to secure a site/exhibition space for my exhibiton in advance?
A: Not at all, apexart will assist in securing a space for the exhibition period and in any other “business” transactions.

Q: What does the budget cover?
A: Artists fees, all related travel, transport of art, installation materials, staff, etc.

See full list of FAQs and link to submit

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apexart
291 church street, new york, ny 10013
t. 212 431 5270
www.apexart.org
apexart‘s exhibitions and public programs are supported in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Barbro Pro Suecia Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Degenstein Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., William Talbott Hillman Foundation, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.

All apexart events are free and open to the public.

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