WaveMaker Grants

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2024 Applications are now open - deadline is April 1, 2024 at 11:59pm. APPLY HERE

About WaveMaker

WaveMaker at Locust Projects supports Miami’s visionary artists with incubator grants for innovative projects that are shared with the public in unconventional spaces.

Since 2015, WaveMaker has awarded $570,000 in funding to 116 of Miami’s visionary artists. Grantees receive up to $6,000 each in three categories: New Work / Projects, Long-Haul Projects, and Research & Development + Implementation. In the spirit of Locust Projects’ artist-driven mission, WaveMakers experiment and take risks, creating innovative work that is shared with the public in unconventional spaces.


WaveMaker is made possible by lead support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts' Regional Regranting Program, a network of 32 partner organizations across the country. Founded in 2015 by the former nonprofit Cannonball, WaveMaker has been administered by Locust Projects, Miami’s longest running nonprofit alternative art space, since 2017.

For more about WaveMaker Grants, please visit www.wavemakergrants.org.

About Warhol Foundation

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts’ Regional Regranting Program was established in 2007 to recognize and support the movement of independently organized, public-facing, artist-centered activity that animates local and regional art scenes but that lies beyond the reach of traditional funding sources. The program is administered by non-profit visual art centers across the United States that work in partnership with the Foundation to fund artists’ experimental projects and collaborative undertakings.

The 32 regranting programs provide grants of up to $10,000 for the creation and presentation of new work. Programs are developed and facilitated by organizations in:

Alabama - Coleman Center for the Arts, Alabama Contemporary Art Center/ Space One Eleven: The Verdant Fund

Albuquerque - 516 ARTS: Fulcrum Fund

Atlanta - Atlanta Contemporary Nexus Fund

Baltimore - Baltimore Arts Realty Corporation: GRIT Fund

Chicago - 3Arts: Ignite Fund

Cleveland - SPACES: The Satellite Fund

Denver - RedLine Contemporary Art Center: INSITE Fund

Detroit - CultureSource: Flourish Fund

Houston - Aurora Picture Show, DiverseWorks, & Project Row Houses: The Idea Fund

Indianapolis - Big Car Collaborative: Power Plant Grant

Kansas City - Charlotte Street Foundation & Spencer Museum of Art: Rocket Grants

Knoxville (TN) - Tri-Star Arts: Current Art Fund

Los Angeles - LACE Lightning Fund

Medford (MA) - Tufts University Art Gallery: Collective Futures Fund

Miami - Locust Projects: WaveMaker Grants

Milwaukee - The Open, Poor Farm: The Open Fund

Minneapolis - Midway Contemporary Art: Visual Arts Fund

New Orleans - Antenna & Ashé Cultural Arts Center: Platforms Fund

Newark - Newark Artist Accelerator

Oklahoma - Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition: Thrive Grants

Omaha- The Union for Contemporary Art: Populus Fund

Philadelphia - Temple Contemporary: The Velocity Fund

Portland (ME) - SPACE Gallery: The Kindling Fund

Portland (OR) - Portland Institute for Contemporary Art: Precipice Fund

Providence - Interlace Grant Fund 

Raleigh (NC) - Visual Art Exchange: Snapdragon Fund

Saint Louis - The Luminary: Futures Fund

San Francisco - Southern Exposure: Alternative Exposure

San Juan, PR - Beta Local: Maquina Simple

Seattle - Collective Power Fund

Tucson (AZ) - MOCA Tucson: Night Bloom Grants

Washington DC - Washington Project for the Arts: Wherewithal Grants

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