Locust Projects provides numerous opportunities to receive support through Locust Projects. On our Submissions page, you'll find a number of opportunities for artists to submit proposals for commissions, grants, studio visits, residencies and more. All of our open calls are available online and upcoming deadlines will be announced on our website, social media and through our mailing list. Below is a list of opportunities available to artists through our Submissions process.
Commissioned Exhibitions and Projects
We create opportunities for visual artists at all career stages by commissioning local, national and international artists to create new work through an open call process juried by artist board members and local curators. Locust Projects gives artists the time, space, and resources to create new work on a large scale without commercial pressures or limitations of traditional arts institutions. Selected artists are in-residence for two to six weeks producing work and projects will be on view for at minimum one month. All selected artists receive production support (up to an agreed-upon limit) and W.A.G.E. fees for artistic time and labor. Out-of-town artists will receive access to our residence, support for travel and a per diem. For out-of-town artists, our residency affords artists the opportunity to work on-site within walking distance of the gallery as well as be centrally located to Miami's artistic communities. All artists are able to access the space 24/7 to work on their own schedules and terms. Powered by open-minded curators, artists, staff and housed in a flexible, industrial storefront space, we have the capability to support ambitious ideas, inviting experimentation and risk taking as part of a vital process for pushing one’s practice.
Selected applicants will be notified directly if they are chosen. Due to the number of applications we receive, we cannot always provide direct feedback on your proposal if we choose not to move forward.
WaveMaker Incubator Grants
WaveMaker Grants provides monetary awards—individual incubator grants of up to $6,000—to foster the development of non-commercial, non-institutional projects that are accessible to the public via process, presentation, production, or publication, and impact the critical, intellectual, and creative depth of Miami’s vibrant arts community. Applications are only open to residents of Miami-Dade County. WaveMaker Grants is part of the Andy Warhol Foundation of Visual Arts Regional Regranting Program. 2021 information sessions wil start in January with applications due in the Spring.
Locust Art Builders (LAB): Summer Art Intensive for Teens
High school students in Miami-Dade County are invited to apply for our Locust Art Builders (LAB): Summer Art Intensive for Teens program, a summer art intensive where up to 25 students receive mentorship and work collaboratively to build an exhibition in our Main Gallery space. Historically, submissions are open in the spring and applications will be notified before summer break.
Currently enrolled MFA students are invited to submit proposals for our Project Room as part of our LAB: MFA program. The selected artist or two-person collaborative will be provided production support, a W.A.G.E. fee for their artistic labor and be asked to host a public program related to their project. Submissions for these programs open are due in the first half of each year and no later than May.
Talks Curator Studio Visits
Studio Visits are a unique component of the Talks series presented in partnership with Oolite Arts, offering South Florida-based artists professional development opportunities and visibility with leading national and international curators with whom you can talk about your practice and gain valuable insights. Historically, there is one deadline in the spring and a second deadline in the fall.
Locust Projects is a W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy) certified organization.
We are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, following CDC health and safety guidelines and local government mandates including required face-coverings, increased sanitization, and social distancing measures.
Appointments available Wed-Sat, 11AM-5PM. Schedule your appointment here!
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