From February 1 – 28, 2015 apexart will be accepting submissions for the Franchise Program, a curatorial open call that allows anyone, from anywhere, to submit a proposal for an exhibition to be presented in any location outside of New York City. We hope that you will pass this information on to anyone you think might be interested in submitting.
Five hundred word proposals for idea-based, group exhibitions are accepted – online only – with no supplementary materials. Four winning submissions will be selected through a unique crowd-sourcing 100+ member jury to become part of the 2015-16 exhibition season. This democratic and meritocratic selection process enables apexart to give opportunity to individuals of diverse backgrounds and serve the interests of our audience by incorporating them into the jury process.
Past Franchise exhibitions have taken place in Lima, Peru; Kampala, Uganda; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Amman, Jordan; Mexico City, Mexico; and Detroit, Michigan
The Franchise Program provides a process for emerging and more-established curators and artists as well as other individuals working in the center or on the margins of the art field, to consider and realize concise, thought-provoking exhibitions about ideas and topics that are important to them.
For more info and a link to forward see apexart.org/franchise.php