Exhibition Open Call - OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS IN THE FALL

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. 

RECENT OPEN CALL: Open Call for the Project Room is open from May 25, 2019 - June 30, 2019

UPCOMING OPEN CALL: Exhibition Open Call for the Main Gallery is open from September 14 - November 16, 2019.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

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. 

PROJECT ROOM OPEN CALL OPPORTUNITY

-Solo exhibition of new, installation-based work created specifically for Locust Projects Project Room (approx. 375 square feet)  *highlighted in yellow on the floorplan

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

PROJECT ROOM PROJECT SUPPORT

-$2500-5000 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)

-$750 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 SELECTION PROCESS

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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PROJECT ROOM DEADLINE JUNE 30th, 2019 (midnight EST):

The Project Room 2019 Open Call has passed. Thank you to all that submitted, we will be reviewing your propsals over the next 2 months. 

Submission Requirements:

  1. Project description (max. 500 words)
  2. Project floorplan/rendering of proposed project.
  3. General artist statement (max. 250 words)
  4. CV or Resume
  5. Up to eight images of previous/related work
  6. Image details

Please direct any questions to submissions@locustprojects.org 

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

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