Call to South Florida high school art students

Opportunity: LAB (Locust Arts Builders)

Dates: Weekdays, June 18, 2018 through July 13, 2018, 9am-3pm

Opening Reception: July 14, 2018

Deadline: The application for the 2018 edition of LAB is currently closed. Applications will reopen in Spring 2019.

Opportunity Description:

Locust Projects is pleased to announce an open call to Miami-Dade high school students for a chance to participate in Locust Art Builders (LAB), a collaborative exhibition at the organization's visual art exhibition space in Miami's Design District.

For four weeks, 20 high school-aged artists from across Miami-Dade County will work under the mentorship of established contemporary visual artists to learn about the practical and creative aspects of mounting a public exhibition, which they will develop and produce in collaboration with their peers. The LAB program encourages participants to develop ideas and produce work collaboratively, resulting in an exhibition that is produced as the result of a team effort. This invaluable opportunity allows young artists to widen their perspectives, connect with other artists and arts professionals, and gain the experience of making an exhibition in an established visual arts space. The exhibition will culminate with a public opening reception on Saturday, July 15, 2017.

LAB promotes contemporary art and project-based learning as a means to encourage creativity, critical analysis, and problem solving, while building communication skills. The LAB program extends Locust Projects’ nearly 20-year commitment to experimentation and innovation in artistic practice to the next generation of South Florida artists.

For further information contact: or 305.576.8570

Check out the previous LAB Exhibitions: 2015 / 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010

2015 Press highlights: artnet News, Miami HeraldNBC 6 South Florida, NPR's Here & Now


  1. Express your interest in The LAB and explain why you would be a good fit for this opportunity.
  2. Images: 8 images of recent completed artworks or projects.
  3. Caption list for images
  4. Optional: Letter of recommendation from your teacher, mentor, or advisor

To apply click here.

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