Exhibition Open Call - CLOSED

Locust Projects exhibition open calls provide artists the opportunity and resources to create new work in one of our galleries. The proposals are reviewed by a rotating jury of artists that have previously exhibited at Locust Projects. Locust Projects provides curatorial guidance, production budget, WAGE fee, documentation, and an opportunity to stay in the Locust Projects residency house located just a block away. Applications are accepted annually for the Main Gallery and Project Room.  


Locust Projects is committed to presenting new work. Proposals should include new installation based work that has never been presented before specifically designed for one of our exhibition spaces. We present artists working in any medium and any stage in their career as long as the work they propose for Locust Projects pushes their practice in new directions as part of our mission to invite risk-taking and experimentation. Collectives and artist collaborations are encouraged to apply as long as the work is presented as a singular vision. 


-Solo exhibition of new, installation-based work created specifically for Locust Projects Main Gallery (approx. 1500 square feet)  *highlighted in green on the floorplan

-Community engagement with the public through an activation (i.e. conversation, collaboration, performance)


-$5000-10,000 Project Budget (may include but is not limited to: production/fabrication, equipment rental, materials, professional/technical support, installation/construction labor, assistants, shipping, de-installation) Budget determined based upon dates, scope and scale of project, feasibility.

-Artist W.A.G.E. Fee (approximately $1000)

-$1000 stipend towards flights and ground transport available to artists that live 150 miles away from Miami. (above and beyond travel expenses shall be applied to production budget)

-Accommodation at the Locust Projects Residency house which is walking distance to the space

-Basic infrastructure provided by Locust Projects includes access to existing tool and av equipment inventory, up to 20 hours preparator labor/assistance, signage, installation documentation, and promotional support  


The proposals are reviewed by a rotating jury of artists that have previously exhibited at Locust Projects.   

The following criteria will be used during the review process:

-Conceptual strength of the proposal

-Strength of past work

-Unique or innovative approach 

-Feasibility of proposed project

Please keep in mind, we are not a traditional gallery space. If the exhibition could easily be presented in a traditional gallery setting or could be realized without the support of our organization, it is unlikely for us to consider your proposal. We do not show existing work, host traveling exhibitions, retrospectives, or group shows. We are not a commercial gallery, we do not offer artist representation.

Locust Projects is proud to be W.A.G.E. Certified (Working Artists in the Greater Economy), ensuring that we have and we will continue to compensate artists fairly. For more information on W.A.G.E. certification, click here.

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Open call is now closed for 2019:

The Main Gallery 2019 Open Call will be open for submissions from September 14- November 1, 2019. To submit please send your proposal through our Submittable form that will be open on Saturday, September 14th until Midnight October 31st. 

Late submissions will not be accepted. (Please allow  time for possible technical difficulties by submitting well before the deadline.)

Please direct your questions to submissions@locustprojects.org

Submission Requirements:

  1. Project description (max. 500 words) 
  2. Project floorplan/rendering of proposed project. (the floorplan is availble on the lower left of this page)
  3. General artist statement (max. 250 words)
  4. CV or Resume
  5. Up to eight images of previous/related work
  6. Image details (title, date, year medium of the submitted work and/or video links)

Submit all of the above thorugh Submittable as one PDF that is no more than 5mb.

*Please note Locust Projects no longer accepts applications via email or post.

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