Locust Projects 20/20 - 20 Artists Over 20 Hours
As part of our 20th anniversary season, Locust
Projects is organizing a new show celebrating our roots in experimentation.
Over a consecutive twenty-hour time span, twenty artists will each be provided
a one-hour temporary exhibition. The
event will take place in the Project Room at Locust Projects and be viewable
from the garage door opening. The space will be divided into two 6’ x 6’
chambers allowing one artist to set up in a concealed environment while another
is presenting their work. Each project will be unveiled on the hour and will be
recorded on video. After the artist’s hour-long window is over, the projects
will be reinstalled in our Main Gallery.
We are looking for proposals for new work in any
form that could be presented within the one-hour window in the 6’ by 6’ chamber
and be represented within the larger exhibition space. As part of Locust
Projects’ commitment to artist experimentation, we encourage artists to explore
new forms and media outside of their traditional practice. Additionally we are committed to supporting new site specific works by artists
of any practice.
Proposals should include a detailed description
describing the one-hour exhibition in addition to how the work will be
reinstalled in the main space. Each selected proposal will receive a
$500 production budget and $220 will be offered
to artists as a W.A.G.E. fee for their artistic labor and for artists selected from 150 miles beyond
Miami, $300 scholarship will be offered to offset travel and any other costs
they may incur for their participation .
Artists will be responsible for installing their
show in the one-hour temporary exhibition space, deinstalling the work and reinstalling
the work in the main exhibition space. While artists from throughout the
country are allowed to apply, please note the artists will be responsible for
costs for their own travel and accommodations above and beyond the “scholarship
stipend” provided to selected artists working 100 miles from Locust Projects or
must remotely arrange with someone locally to install their work to their
specifications (As all artists are responsible for their installation, Locust
Projects cannot provide installation assistance). Locust Projects has a limited
number and variety of tools available for artists to use for their
installations, we recommend bringing your own.
This open call is only open to
artists who have never previously participated in a Locust Projects solo or
The event will begin Friday September 8 at midnight and run twenty consecutive
hours to Saturday, September 8th, 2018 at 8pm. We will celebrate the project
with an event for the artists and the community on Sunday afternoon. The exhibition will run through October 6,
- Project Description (250 words)
- Rendering of proposed project (the allocated space of 10’Hx6’Wx6’D)
- Artist statement (150 words)
- Up to four images of previous work
(links to A/V work on sites like Vimeo or YouTube)
- Image details (including title,
date completed and dimensions)
- Artist CV or Resume
***Please include all information in a PDF that
is no larger than 5mb.***
Due May 31st 2018 midnight EST
Selections will be made by June 30th,
Who is eligible?
All artists, regardless of age, gender, and nationality. Artists that have not exhibited at Locust Projects before.
Who is not eligible?
Artists who are or will be enrolled in a college or university art degree-granting program in the fall of 2018 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 should be specifically designed for this exhibition.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org