JURY TYPES: UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE

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Jury Type Definition & Examples

In CaFÉ, there are two jury types that will determine how the system handles the applications for your call. It is important that you understand your jury type, as there may be certain limitations within each of the settings and these cannot be changed after your call opens.

What does each jury type mean?

Scoring by Art (Jury by Artwork)

This is where applications are reviewed and scored based on individual pieces of artwork. This jury type allows artists to apply once with as many media samples as allowed, and all media are separated into individual applications once submitted.

Calls that Benefit from this Jury Type: Juried Exhibitions, Photo Competitions, Best in Show Awards

Scoring by Application (Jury by Artist)

This is where applications are reviewed and scored based on a body of work. This jury type allows artists to submit as many media samples as allowed, and all media are submitted into one application.

Calls that Benefit from this Jury Type: Public Art Programs, Residencies, Workshops, Request for Qualifications (RFQs)

Application View

Scoring by Art (Jury by Artwork)

Work samples (images, audio, video) are separated into individual entries.
Example: 5 images/audio/video = 5 entries

This is an example of the scoring by art application that displays one work sample per application.

Scoring by Application (Jury by Artist)

Work samples (images, audio, video) are grouped together into one entry.
Example: 5 images/audio/video = 1 entry

Screenshot of the an application with all the worksamples in one entry for jury by artist.

Juror View

Scoring by Art (Jury by Artwork)

The juror will see each media sample individually, and give one score to each sample. Jurors will be able to see all of the application answers and information submitted by the artist, which is attached to each media sample.

The Gallery view is available which allows jurors to see 20 thumbnails of multiple artworks on one page with scoring options under each image.

Example of the jury by artwork scorecard with a single image.

Scoring by Application (Jury by Artist)

The juror will see the collection of media samples and give one score for the entire body of work. Jurors will be able to see all of the application answers and information submitted by the artist alongside the work samples.

The Gallery view option is not available, only Projection and Monitor view.

Example of the jury by artist scorecard with multiple image.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I charge an additional media fee?

  • Scoring by Application (Jury by Artist): No. You cannot charge a media fee if you have a call with this type of jury. You can only have up to two entry fees.
  • Scoring Art (Jury by Artwork): Yes. You can add a media fee for these types of calls. Keep in mind the media requirements determine how the media fee will be applied. The entry fee will cover the cost of the minimum media required. All media after the minimum will be charged the media fee.
    • Example: The call is set to accept 3 – 5 images with an entry fee of $10 and a media fee of $5. If an artist applies with 3 images, they will be charged the entry fee of $10. If an artist applies with 5 images, they will be charged a total of $20 ($10 entry fee + (2 x $5)).

Can I allow multiple submissions?

  • Scoring by Application (Jury by Artist): You can choose the number of applications a single artist profile can submit to your call (up to 20) by updating the Max Number Applications Allowed setting in your Call Editor. This may be helpful if you are allowing artists to apply in different media disciplines, for different public art sites, or if you are accepting both team and individual applications.
  • Scoring by Art (Jury by Artwork): Artists cannot return to the application to add or remove media to their application after they submit through CaFÉ.

How can the artist modify the work samples of their application?

  • Scoring by Application (Jury by Artist): You can allow artists to add/remove media work samples before or after the deadline. The artists will not be locked into the media sample selection they made at checkout. Artists can order their work samples in the desired view for administrators and jurors.
  • Scoring by Art (Jury by Artwork): Artists cannot return to the application to add or remove media to their application after they submit through CaFÉ. Artists will not be able to order their images because each artwork is separated and scored individually.

Which jury type is best to allow artists to submit detailed images of their artwork?

  • Scoring by Application (Jury by Artist): If you need to accept detailed images of the artwork but still want to score based on a single piece, you can use this type of jury. We recommend you reduce your media requirements so that artists can only submit one media sample of the artwork and one media sample of the detail view. In this case, artists complete one application for one piece, and if an artist wants to submit multiple works, they complete the process again for a different artwork. This jury type would be beneficial for sculpture walk shows.
  • Scoring by Art (Jury by Artwork): This type of call is not conducive to artists submitting detailed images of their artwork as each image will be scored individually. As artists are not notified of the jury type when applying to calls, it is recommended that you outline in your prospectus what kind of media samples you are allowing.