2020 LAB: Open Call to Miami-Dade County High School Students - OPEN NOW

LOCUST ART BUILDERS (The LAB): Summer Art Intensive for Teens

Create and collaborate this summer with Locust Projects!

Applications open February 14, 2020 for the tenth year of Locust Art Builders (LAB), a four-week summer art intensive for teens with an interest in art, design and exploring creative careers.

APPLICATIONS DUE MAY 18, 2020!

Program Dates: Starts Wednesday June 17 through July 10, 2020; Mon-Friday 9am-3pm.

Public Award Ceremony and Reception for Family and Friends: Saturday, July 11, 6-8pm

At this time we remain committed to holding the LAB program and its exhibition but please note schedules are subject to change due to COVID-19.

For four weeks, 25 young artists from high schools across Miami-Dade County work with established contemporary artists to learn about the practical and creative aspects of mounting a public exhibition in Locust Projects' gallery in the Miami's Design District.

Celebrating its 10th Anniversary year, LAB encourages students to develop ideas and work collaboratively. This unique, hands-on program invites creative teens to widen their perspectives, connect with peers and established arts professionals, learn about creative careers, build their portfolio, and gain the behind-the-scenes experience of producing an art exhibition from scratch.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH LAST YEAR'S VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS.

CRITERIA/INFORMATION

For further information contact: info@locustprojects.org or 305.576.8570

Locust Art Builders (LAB) is made possible through lead support from the Hillsdale Fund Inc. and the Albert and Jane Nahmad Family Foundation. Additional support provided by The Kirk Foundation, and donors to the Team LAB Annual Education Fund.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 18, 2020:

Summer Art Immersive Dates:

Wednesday June 17, 2020 to Friday, July 10, 2020

Mon - Fri, 9am to 3pm 

Award Ceremony and Exhibition Opening Reception for Family and Friends:

Saturday, July 11, 2020

APPLY ONLINE USING THE LINK BELOW - Applications Open February 14, 2020:

SAMPLE APPLICATION QUESTIONS:

  1. WHY IS LAB FOR YOU? Express your interest in LAB and explain why you would be a good fit for this opportunity.

  2. SHOW US YOUR CREATIVE SIDE: Images: 8 images of recently completed art works, designs or projects.

  3. IMAGE CAPTION SHEET: Please include the title, media, date and a brief description of each image.

  4. OPTIONAL: Letter of recommendation from a teacher, mentor, or advisor.

  5. OPTIONAL: If some of your projects live online, please share links to your website, social media, etc.

  6. Tell us how you heard about LAB. 
*All students must apply using the Submittable platform. Locust Projects does not accept applications via email or post.
CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW - DEADLINE MAY 18!

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