Locust Projects provides numerous opportunities to receive support through Locust Projects. On our Submissions page, you'll find a number of opportunities where artists 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.
Ever year, our organization commissions and presents a number of projects by individual artists and collectives, which are presented in our gallery space in the Miami Design District and off-site through our Art on the Move initiative. 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 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.
Selected applicants will be notified directly if they are chosen. Due to the number of applications we receive, we cannot provide direct feedback on your proposal if we choose not to move forward. The deadline to be considered for the next jury review is September 15.
WaveMaker Grants provides monetary awards—individual 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 profoundly impact the critical, intellectual, and creative depth of Miami’s vibrant arts community. Historically, applications have opened towards the end of each year and are due in January. The 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.
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 15 to 20 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.
Studio Visits are a unique component of the Talks series 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 for artists ot be considered.