WaveMaker Grants

Reveal!  Announcing the 2021 WaveMakers

About WaveMaker

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

Since 2015, WaveMaker has awarded over $450,000 in funding to 90 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-centric mission, WaveMakers experiment and take risks, creating innovative work that is shared with the public beyond traditional exhibition 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 - The Verdant Fund

Albuquerque - 516 ARTS: Fulcrum Fund

Atlanta - Atlanta Contemporary Nexus Fund

Baltimore - Baltimore Arts Realty Corporation: GRIT Fund

Boston - Collective Futures Fund

Chicago - Threewalls & Gallery 400: Propeller 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 - Power Plant Grant 

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

Los Angeles - LACE Lightning Fund

Miami - Locust Projects: WaveMaker Grants

Milwaukee - The Open Fund

Minneapolis - Midway Contemporary Art: Visual Arts Fund

Knoxville - Current Art Fund

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

Newark - Newark Artist Accelerator 

Omaha- Populus Fund 

Philadelphia - Temple Contemporary: The Velocity Fund

Phoenix and Tucson (AZ) - Night Bloom: Grants for Artists of the Sonoran Desert

Portland (ME) - SPACE Gallery: The Kindling Fund

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

Providence - Interlace Grant Fund 

Raleigh and Greensboro (NC) - Pivotal Fund

Saint Louis - The Luminary: Futures Fund

San Francisco - Southern Exposure: Alternative Exposure

San Juan, PR - Beta Local

Seattle - Collective Power Fund 

Washington DC - Washington Project for the Arts: Wherewithal Grants

WaveMaker Grants Events

Welcome to Miami's incubator of new art and ideas.


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