Other Resources

In line with Locust Projects' mission to empower Miami artists of all disciplines to build and sustain a creative practice through access to probono legal services, incubator grants, and professional development opportunities, we are regularly updating this list of resources to help artists find other opportunities, grants, and open calls outside of our organization.

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COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS

Artist Rescue Trust (A.R.T): exists to provide support to musicians and artists whose ability to perform, tour and earn a living has been negatively affected by COVID-19. A.R.T. will provide $1,500 over three months to artists in need and amplify the stories, performances and creations they had hoped to share with the world before the pandemic limited their ability to do so. Apply now!

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund: the Foundation will disburse one-time $2,000 grants to artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed because of the pandemic. Apply here! 

NATIONAL SURVEY - All artists are encouraged to fill out the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists across the US.

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MORE GRANTS, OPEN CALLS & RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS

Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant: intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Apply here.

Alternative Art School: TAAS stands firmly on a commitment to the production of dreams, alternatives, social relationships, and inner-dialogues produced in tandem with an active caring for each other and our planet. They offer a structured and intimate global extension of your local embodied art practice. With a growing roster of extraordinarily talented artists, curators, dreamers, and do-ers, they allow access and connection across a disparate array of experiences and disciplines. Learn more here.

National Parks Arts Foundation - Fort Union, New Mexico: invites artists of all artistic media to apply for the Fort Union National Monument residency program. The residency comes with housing for one month, and more. Deadline to apply is September 30. Apply here.

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation grants: The Pollock-Krasner Foundation's dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation's mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time. Apply here.

Rauschenberg Emergency Grants: provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for medical or dental emergencies. The grants are available to visual and media artists, and choreographers living anywhere in the US. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Apply here.  

SaveArtSpace: invite artists of all ages, talents and mediums to submit to have their artwork on both a bus shelter and a billboard, receive a $500 honorarium, and the potential to have their original artwork exhibited in a gallery or art fair in Miami during Miami Art Week and Art Basel. Deadline to apply is October 11. Apply here. 

The South Florida Cultural Consortium Grant to Visual and Media Artists: offers the largest regional, government-sponsored artists’ grants in the United States, awarding $15,000 and $7,500 grants to resident visual and media artists from the counties of Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach. Deadline to apply is October 25. Apply here. 

Miami Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs COVID-19 Cultural Community Status Report

NATIONAL RESOURCES & EMERGENCY GRANTS

You can also find extensive listings on emergency grants, financial support and resources for artists, curators and other cultural producers, including specific funds for COVID-19 related economic hardship, and further resources listed here:

Americans for the Arts

Artists’ Fellowship, Inc.

Artist Health Insurance Resource Center

Artists Thrive

Artwork Archive Complete Guide to 2021 Artist Grants & Opportunities

Burnaway

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources

Financial Help for Freelancers and Independent Contractors 

Freelancers and Community Resources 2020

Creative Capital

National Endowment for the Arts

FRACTURED ATLAS - helps individual artists and arts organizations at every level of the cultural ecosystem, in every creative medium, through several programs: Fiscal Sponsorship, and SpaceFinder for example. Fractured Atlas also provides educational resources and personalized support.

Haven Foundation 

Joan Mitchell Foundation Emergency Grants for 2020

Mayer Foundation Grant 

PEN American Writers’ Emergency Fund

2020 Black Spatial Relics Micro Grants for Community Care and Collective Research

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Image: FeCuOp, Antenna, 2019 

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