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.


LegalLink services are available to Locust Projects members at the pARTners ($60) level or above. This small membership fee helps us to continue to provide high quality legal services to the arts community. Please visit Locust Projects' membership page and select the level of your choice.  

If you are an artist in need of legal services, please register here. After you submit your registration, you can expect someone from the LegalLink staff to follow up within 24 to 48 hours.

Locust Projects and Oolite Arts announce an Open Call for Miami-based artists to have a studio visit with an internationally renowned director or curator who is visiting Miami as part of the 2020 Talks series. 


Studio Visits are a unique component of the Talks series 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 save your seats in advance for the 2020 Talks series, 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 public - sign up today at http://talks.miami/  All past Talks are available to watch online at Talks.Miami

Submissions for Spring 2020 Studio Visits is open TIL MIDNIGHT Monday, January 27, 2020.

SPRING 2020 TALKS SPEAKERS
Wednesday, February 19th, 7 p.m. RSVP today to save your seat!
Adrienne Edwards, Engell Speyer Family Curator and Curator of Performance, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Wednesday, March 11th, 7 p.m. RSVP
Rita Gonzalez, Terri and Michael Smooke Curator and Department Head of Contemporary Art, LACMA, Los Angeles.

Wednesday, April 1, 7 p.m. RSVP
Kerry Brougher, Founding Director, Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Los Angeles; Curator Emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
 
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)
  • Five to eight images or video links of recent/related artwork (including the title, medium and dimensions)
  • Indicate if you are a past Alum of Oolite Arts (formerly known as ArtCenter/South Florida)
  • Please specify which of the SPRING 2020 Talks speakers is your first choice, followed by second, and third, in order of preference. 
  • Due to the volume of applications, only selected applicants will be notified approximately two weeks prior to the visit. Studio visits will take place on or near the date of the scheduled Talks with date/time confirmed upon selection.  For further information contact: director@locustprojects.org or 305.576.8570

Stay tuned FALL 2020 Studio Visits Open Call will open in July for visits with Dan Cameron, Independent curator, former Chief Curator, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach; Erin Christovale, Associate Curator, Hammer Museum at the University of California, Los Angeles and co-founder of Black Radical Imagination; and Nicholas Baume, Director and Chief Curator, Public Art Fund, New York.

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