Locust Projects > Open Call for Exhibition Proposals (USA)

Founded by artists for artists in 1998, Locust Projects is Miami’s longest running non-profit alternative art space.

Locust Projects is currently inviting local, national, and international artists to apply for the opportunity to access the centre’s space and resources to create ambitious, large-scale new work in their 1,500 sq ft main gallery.

Locust Projects is committed to supporting the creation and presentation of ambitious new work. Existing work is not accepted for open calls. Proposals for new, installation-based work that has never been presented before should specifically be designed for their Main Gallery. They present visual artists working in any medium and any stage in their career as long as the work they propose for Locust Projects demonstrably pushes their practice in new directions. Collectives and artist collaborations are encouraged to apply as long as the work is presented as a singular vision. Artists addressing social justice issues including race, identity, gender parity, basic needs, climate change, environmental advocacy, and more, through their projects are encouraged. Final projects are realised with support from a collaborative environment and supportive Locust Projects staff.


  • $7500 Project Budget (may include but is not limited to: production/fabrication, equipment rental, materials, professional/technical support, installation/construction labour, assistants, shipping, de-installation). Final budget determined based upon dates, proposal scope and scale of project, feasibility.

  • $2500 Artist Fee plus $30 per diem stipend for up to 10 days and $350 towards roundtrip flights and ground transport available to artists that live 150 miles away from Miami. (Above and beyond travel expenses shall be applied to production budget.) Artists may use the Artist Fee at their discretion.

  • Accommodation in a private room at the Locust Projects Residency, a 2-bedroom/1 bath house which is walking distance to Locust Projects. Note, one other artist may be in residence pending Covid safety limitations.

  • Basic infrastructure provided by Locust Projects includes access to use existing tool and AV equipment inventory, up to 20 hours preparator labour/assistance for install/de-install, signage, installation documentation, and promotional support.

Deadline: 6 February 2021 (extended)

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