Franchise 2013 | APEXART
Exploring another boundary between art and business
Deadline: May 2, 2012
Application fee: none
Based on the idea of creating a franchise, apexart annually holds a worldwide open call for proposals for group exhibitions to be presented anywhere in the world other than New York City. From April 4 – May 2, 2012, we will again accept 500-word submissions outlining your idea for an exhibition.
Specific artists and venues need not be determined, but the concept should be well developed and the city specified. Two winners selected by a jury will be the director, curator and/or staff of their own month-long apexart franchise with an $8,000 exhibition budget, a modest salary, and almost complete control. apexart provides the funding along with the necessary guidance and administrative support to make the curated exhibition happen. This includes an apexart brochure in an edition of 9,000 with an essay from the curator that is distributed around the world to more than 100 countries. The Franchise 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.
For its competitions, apexart has developed a form of crowd sourced jurying that asks as many as 200 people to take part in the voting process. Our jurying system is designed to be as democratic as possible and the jury identifies the two winning exhibitions without any input from apexart. Jurors read and evaluate proposals online. Each juror reads a random cross section of all the proposals, and our system ensures that each proposal is viewed and voted on the same number of times. All proposals are reviewed without the submitter’s names attached, and each proposal receives as many as 40 votes.
This year’s jurors:
Ruba Al-Bream, Kelly Andres, Peter Anthony Hionas, Lucy Bannister, Logan Bay, Lydia Bell, Jordan Biren, Tom Bogaert, Fritzie Brown, Sasha Chavchavadze, Beatrice Chen, Sunny Ching Hui Wang, Andrea Chung, Manuel Cirauqui, Robin Collen-Zellers, Roger Cummiskey, Megan Cump, Rose Desiano, Moya Devine, Dinorah de Jesus Rodriquez, Paul Foss, Ann Freedberg, Allison Freedman Weisberg, Mark Gajewski, Mekbib Gemeda, Simona Gocan, Melissa Graff, Susan Greenspan, Jonatan Habib Engqvist, Christopher Ho, Naomi Huth, Amande In, Yva Jung, Sohrab Kashani, Jon Kessler, Joe Ketner, Dina Khail, Soyeun Kim, Tammy Kinsey, Daphne Kouri, Lawrence Kumpf, Angela LaMonte, Leonard Lehrer, Michelle Loh, Hope London Morris, Nalini Malaviya, Mandana Mapar, Jenny Marketou, Megan McMillan, Samira Negrouche, Claire Nicklin, Myrtia Nikolakopoulou, Maria Paschalidou, Marivi Peralta, Jenny Perlin, Barbara Petro Escobar, Snezana Petrovic, Doxa Phloxa, Josefina Posch, Anastasia Proshutinskaya, Robert Punkenhoefer, Sara Reisman, Douglas Repetto, Judy Richardson, Donald Ricker, Lorissa Rinehart, Anabelle Rodriguez, Owyn Ruck, Stanislaw Ruksza, Elizabeth Schlatter, Kerri Schlottman, Gunther Selichar, Ward Shelly, Jeff Stark, Mike Ting, Paz Tornero, Leonor Torres, Stephen Traux, Larry Vazeos, Eduardo Verderame, Lee Welch, Nancy Wender, James Williams, Margaret Withers, Plamen Yordanov, Octavio Zaya, Joanna Zielinska, Todd Zuniga