Locust Projects is a not for profit exhibition space dedicated to providing contemporary visual artists the freedom to experiment with new ideas without the pressures of gallery sales or limitations of conventional exhibition spaces. Local, national and international artists are encouraged to create site-specific installations as an extension of their representative work. Locust Projects supports the local community through educational initiatives and programming that are free to the public.

Submissions for Exhibitions

Details: Locust Projects is currently running a rolling OPEN CALL for exhibition proposals, with the aim of enabling local, national and international visual artists to experiment with new ideas. We encourage artists to propose experimental site-specific projects that are engaging, risk taking and have a strong conceptual basis. Artists may apply to use space 1, 2, or 3, or a combination of these spaces, depending on the demands of their project. Our floor plan is available below.

Proposals will be reviewed every few months, on a rolling basis.

Locust Projects receives a large number of submissions and unfortunately we are not able to offer individual feedback on submissions. We will be in touch with you directly if we are interested in developing your project. Thank you.

The floor plan is available here.



Submission Requirements:

  • Project description (max. 500 words)
  • Project floor plan/rendering of proposed project 
  • General artist statement (max. 250 words)
  • CV or Resume 
  • Up to eight images of previous/related work 

  • Image details


FAQs

Who is eligible? 

All artists, regardless of age, gender, and nationality.

Who is not eligible?

Artists who are or will be enrolled in a college or university art degree-granting program are not eligible to apply.

What type of work can be proposed?

Locust Projects will select artists that propose engaging and risk taking work that also has a strong conceptual basis.

Does the work proposed have to be new?

Proposed projects can consist of existing work adapted for the venue, although we tend to prefer new unrealized work that is created specifically for the space.

Can you give me examples of past projects?

Please see our past exhibitions web page.

If my proposed show requires extensive installation time, is that possible?

Yes, Locust Projects will facilitate projects that require significant installation time. Installations can take a number of weeks, so artists are provided a temporary residence in Miami.

I’m an artist living outside the United States; can I propose a show for Locust Projects?

Yes.

Can PDFs include links?

Yes, they may include links to websites, video hosting services as well as links to galleries, previous exhibitions, and/or past reviews.

Can I submit my application without using Submittable?

Unfortunately, no. All submissions must be submitted through Submittable. Applications that do not follow the guidelines and/or which are hand delivered or mailed will not be accepted or reviewed.

Who can I speak to if I have more questions?

For further information contact: info@locustprojects.org or 305.576.8570


Mission

Locust Projects is a not for profit exhibition space dedicated to providing contemporary visual artists the freedom to experiment with new ideas without the pressures of gallery sales or limitations of conventional exhibition spaces. Local, national and international artists are encouraged to create site-specific installations as an extension of their representative work. Locust Projects supports the local community through educational initiatives and programming that are free to the public.

Ends on March 31, 2017

Application deadline: March 31, 2017


LAB MFA

Locust Projects is pleased to announce a national open call to graduate-level artists for an exhibition in Locust Projects’ front and back spaces during the summer of 2017. We are accepting applications for individual or collaborative projects. All artists must be currently enrolled in an MFA program during the spring of 2017. Locust Projects provides a stipend for project related costs and travel, and artists will be accommodated at Locust Projects’ residence house. 

 

  • Artist resume or CV. Please include artist contact information
  • Project proposal (500 word max.), including budget for supplies (up to $1,000)
  • Images/ renderings of proposed artwork for Locust Projects’ front and/or back spaces (The floor plan is available here.)
  • Artist statement (max. 250 words)
  • Images: 8 images of recent/ related work.
  • Caption list for images. Please include the titles, media, dates and a brief description of each work. 
  • Optional: Letter of recommendation from a current professor.

 

FAQs

Who is eligible? 

Artists currently enrolled in an MFA studio art program in the US.

Who is not eligible?
Artists that are not in an MFA studio art program and artists who are entering into an MFA studio art program program in the fall of 2017.

Is there a budget for the show?
Yes, Locust Projects provides a stipend for project related costs, travel and accommodation. 

What type of work can be proposed?
Locust Projects will select artists that propose engaging and risk taking work that also has a strong conceptual basis.

Can you give me examples of past projects?
Please see the past exhibitions web page.

If my proposed show requires extensive installation time, is that possible?
Yes, Locust Projects will facilitate projects that require significant installation time. Installations can take a number of weeks, so artists are provided with a temporary residence in Miami.

Can PDFs include links?
Yes, you can link to websites, video hosting services, galleries, previous exhibitions, and/or past reviews.

Can I submit my application without using submittable?
Unfortunately, no—all submissions must be submitted through Submittable. Applications that do not follow the guidelines and/or which are hand delivered or mailed will not be accepted or reviewed.

Who can I speak to if I have more questions?
For further information contact: info@locustprojects.org or 305.576.8570

Mission

Locust Projects is a not for profit exhibition space dedicated to providing contemporary visual artists the freedom to experiment with new ideas without the pressures of gallery sales or limitations of conventional exhibition spaces. Local, national and international artists are encouraged to create site-specific installations as an extension of their representative work. Locust Projects supports the local community through educational initiatives and programming that are free to the public.

Application deadline: March 31st, 2017


LAB

Locust Projects is pleased to announce an open call to Miami-Dade high school students for a chance to participate in Locust Art Builders (LAB), a collaborative exhibition at the organization's visual art exhibition space in Miami's Design District.

For four weeks, from June 21 to July 15, 15 to 20 young artists from schools across Miami-Dade work with established contemporary visual artists to learn about the practical and creative aspects of mounting a public exhibition, which they develop and produce in association with their peers. The LAB program encourages attendees to develop ideas and produce work collaboratively, resulting in an exhibition that has been devised and produced as the result of a team effort. This invaluable opportunity allows young artists to widen their perspectives, connect with other young artists and established arts professionals, and gain the experience of making an exhibition in an established visual arts space.

LAB promotes contemporary art and project-based learning as a means to encourage creativity, critical analysis, and problem solving, while building communication skills. The LAB program extends Locust Projects’ 18-year commitment to experimentation and innovation in artistic practice to the next generation of South Florida artists.

 

Program Dates: Weekdays, June 21 through July 15, 2016, 9am-3pm

Opening Reception: July 15, 2016

 

  • Express your interest in LAB and explain why you would be a good fit for this opportunity.
  • Images: 8 images of recently completed artworks or projects.
  • Caption list for images. Please include the title, media, date and a brief description of each image.
  • Optional: Letter of recommendation from a teacher, mentor, or advisor. 
  • Optional: If some of your projects live online, please share links to your website, social media, etc.


FAQs

Who is eligible? 
Students currently enrolled in high school in Miami-Dade County.

Who is not eligible?
Students who are in middle school or have already graduated high school.

Is there lunch provided?
Yes, Locust Projects provides a free lunch for each day of the program. 

Is transportation to and from Locust provided?
No, you will need to work out your own transportation. Travel stipends are available upon request – please let us know if you require one.

Can I work on my personal projects as part of LAB?
While some tasks will involve working independently, working collaboratively with other young artists is a crucial part of LAB. Most projects, and final exhibition, are produced as a team. Personal art practices often feed into this final result, but it is important that applicants understand that they will be required to work closely with other young artists during these four weeks. If you are not open to working collaboratively, this program might not be the right fit for you.

Can PDFs include links?
Yes, they may include links to websites, video hosting services as well as links to galleries, previous exhibitions, and/or past reviews.

Can I submit my application without using the online submission system Submittable?
Unfortunately, no—all submissions must be submitted through Submittable. Applications that do not follow the guidelines and/or which are hand delivered or mailed will not be accepted or reviewed.

Who can I speak to if I have more questions?
For further information please contact: info@locustprojects.org or 305.576.8570


Mission

Locust Projects is a not for profit exhibition space dedicated to providing contemporary visual artists the freedom to experiment with new ideas without the pressures of gallery sales or limitations of conventional exhibition spaces. Local, national and international artists are encouraged to create site-specific installations as an extension of their representative work. Locust Projects supports the local community through educational initiatives and programming that are free to the public.

Deadline: November 18, 2016


2017 Locust Talks:

Wednesday, January 25, 7pm
Nancy Spector
Deputy Director at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

Spring 2017, 7pm
Ali Subotnick
Curator at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Fall 2017, 7pm
Adrienne Edwards
Curator at Performa, New York, NY and Curator-at-Large of Visual Arts at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN


Locust Projects is pleased to announce an open call to South Florida artists for a chance to participate in a one-on-one studio visit with an internationally renowned director or curator in conjunction with their Locust Talk.

Serving artists and the community since 1998, Locust Projects is pleased to announce its fifth year of Locust Talks, a lecture series that hosts visiting directors and curators from innovative institutions across the country and internationally for public lectures at the gallery space followed by individual studio visits with local artists, fostering a rigorous critical dialogue about art in the community.

Launched in 2013, the Locust Talks program has hosted participants such as Anne Pasternak, President and Artistic Director, Creative Time, New York; Lauri Firstenberg, Director and Chief Curator of LAXART; Fairfax Dorn, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX; 2014 participants included: Peter Eleey, Curator, MOMA PS1, Long Island City, NY; Jenelle Porter, Mannion Family Senior Curator, ICA Boston, Boston, MA; and Louis Grachos, Ernest and Sarah Butler Executive Director, The Contemporary Austin, Austin, TX; 2015 participants include Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director for Exhibitions and Public Programs at the Jewish Museum, New York; Franklin Sirmans, Terri and Michael Smooke Department Head and Curator of Contemporary Art, LACMA, CA; Tina Kukielski, Co-curator of the 2013 Carnegie International and Curator of the Hillman Photography Initiative, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA. Locust Talks are made possible with major support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.


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 of recent/related artwork (including the title, medium and dimensions)
  • Please specify your choice of visiting lecturer by placing their names in order of preference: Nancy Spector, Ali Subotnick, and Adrienne Edwards.

 

For further information contact: info@locustprojects.org or 305.576.8570