Founded by artists for artists in 1998, Locust Projects is Miami’s longest running nonprofit alternative art space. We produce, present, and nurture ambitious and experimental new art and the exchange of ideas through commissioned exhibitions and projects, artist residencies, summer art intensives for teens, and public programs on contemporary art and curatorial practice. As a leading incubator of new art and ideas, Locust Projects emphasizes boundary-pushing creative endeavors, risk-taking and experimentation by local, national and international artists. We invest in South Florida’s arts community by providing artists with project grants and empower creative careers by supporting the administrative work of being an artist through an onsite artist resource hub and access to pro bono legal services.

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There is no application fee.  Locust Projects is committed to making WaveMaker Grants accessible to all applicants.  Should you need any accommodations or assistance to complete your application, please reach out to

Locust Projects and Oolite Arts announce an Open Call for Miami-based artists to have a studio visit with one of two internationally renowned directors or curators who is speaking this Spring in the 2023 Talks series:


  • Wednesday, March 15, 2023 - Gilbert Vicario, Chief Curator at the Pérez Art Museum Miami
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2023 - Dominic Molon, Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art and Interim Chief Curator at the RISD Museum

Studio Visits are a unique component of Talks, offering Miami-based artists one-on-one professional development opportunities to gain insights and expertise from leading curators with a national and international perspective.  

In addition to applying for Studio Visits, make sure you register to attend the Spring 2023 Talks series held at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, where arts leaders talk about their curatorial vision and practice, the art and artists that have shaped their careers, and how they support the work of artists whether in museums or non-traditional spaces.

Talks are free and open to the public. Sign up today at All past Talks are available to watch online at Talks.Miami

Please note - artists who have had a Talks studio visit in the last two years will not be eligible for a Spring 2023 studio visit.

Submissions for Spring 2023 Talks Studio Visits are open until February 17 at 11:59pm.

Artist Submission Requirements:

  • CV or resume that includes exhibition history, publications, and awards
  • Brief artist statement describing your work and studio practice (no more than 250 words)
  • Up to six images or video links of recent and/or most representative work (including the title, medium, and dimensions)
  • Indicate if you are a past studio resident Alum of Oolite Arts (or the former ArtCenter/South Florida)
  • Specify which Spring 2023 Talks speaker is your first choice, followed by second choice, in order of preference. 
  • Selected artists will be notified approximately one week prior to the visit. Studio visits are in-person will take place at your studio or an agreed upon location conducive to seeing your work, on or near the date of the scheduled Talks with date/time confirmed upon selection. We will do our best to accommodate your preferred schedule within time and travel limitations. 
  • For more information contact:

Locust Projects