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Call for applications – Franchise Exhibition Program, apexart, NY, USA

Proposals for the 2017-18 season will be accepted from February 1 – 28, 2017.

Since 2009, apexart has been hosting Franchise Exhibitions around the world. Started to address the boundaries of art and business, the Franchise Exhibition Program has since presented over 20 exhibitions in 15 different countries and 4 states, each exploring an idea specific to the location. We encourage you to submit a proposal for the next season. This year, four winners will be the director, curator, and/or staff of their own month-long apexart Franchise with a budget, a salary, and almost complete control of the project’s development. apexart provides the funding along with the necessary guidance and administrative support to make the curated exhibition happen. 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.

The Franchise Exhibition Program gives creative individuals from any location and experience level the opportunity to organize an exhibition to be presented anywhere in the world except New York City. apexart accepts 500-word text-only proposals for focused, idea-driven, original group exhibitions. Employing a unique merit-based approach, the proposals are reviewed by an international and diverse jury of more than 150 people. Four winners receive funding for their projects, and work closely with the apexart team to bring their winning ideas to a locale best suited to the exhibition’s theme.

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