Locust Projects: 2023 PROJECT ROOM OPEN CALL

Locust Projects: 2023 PROJECT ROOM OPEN CALL

Locust Projects invites local, national, and international artists to apply for the opportunity to access the space and resources to create ambitious, large-scale new work in our 625 sq ft PROJECT ROOM in our new space at 297 NE 67th Street. 

Proposals are reviewed by a rotating jury comprised of local, national and international artists that have previously exhibited at Locust Projects and one local curator. Locust Projects provides selected artists with curatorial guidance, production budget, artist W.A.G.E. fee, documentation, and an opportunity to stay in the Locust Projects residency.

2023 PROJECT ROOM OPEN CALL – DUE NOVEMBER 30TH

STAY TUNED FOR LIVE INFO SESSION on Thursday, November 2 in the afternoon.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

For 25 years Locust Projects has been committed to supporting the creation and presentation of ambitious new work.

Seeking proposals accepted for new, installation-based work never before presented, created specifically for our Project Room. We 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 as part of our mission to invite risk-taking and experimentation. Existing work is not accepted for Open Calls. Collectives and artist collaborations are encouraged to apply as long as the work is presented as a singular vision, budgets remain the same. 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 realized with support from a collaborative environment and supportive Locust Projects staff.

PROJECT ROOM OPEN CALL OPPORTUNITY

– Solo exhibition of ambitious and new, installation-based work created specifically for Locust Projects Project Room (approx. 625 square feet) 

– Community engagement with the public through public programs or activations (i.e. conversation, collaboration, performance)

PROJECT ROOM RESOURCES AND SUPPORT

– $5000 max Production Budget (may include but is not limited to: production/fabrication, equipment rental, materials, professional/technical support, installation/construction labor, assistants, shipping, de-installation) Final budget determined based upon dates, proposal scope and scale of project, feasibility.

– $3100 Artist Fee. Artists may use the Artist Fee at their discretion. 

– Basic infrastructure provided by Locust Projects includes access to use existing tool and av equipment inventory, up to 24 hours preparator labor/assistance for install/de-install, signage, installation documentation, and promotional support  

– Accommodations, travel and per diem are provided to out of town artists. Includes $50 per diem stipend for out-of-town artists up to 21 days and stipend towards roundtrip, coach-class flights or car rental equivalent, and ground transport to and from airport with receipts available to artists that live 150 miles away from Miami (above and beyond travel expenses are applied to production budget).

THE SELECTION PROCESS

Proposals are reviewed by a rotating jury of artists that have previously exhibited at Locust Projects and one local curator. The following criteria will be used during the review process:

– Conceptual strength of the proposal, ambitious ideas, scale and/or use of space

– Strength of past work

– Unique or innovative approach to transforming or activating LP’s space and extension of the artist’s practice

– Feasibility of proposed project and related programs within budget and logistical concerns, ADA accessibility required

– Compelling approach to contemporary artistic practice, societal concerns, and/or community impact

Please keep in mind, we are a non-traditional alternative art space. If the project could easily be presented in a traditional or commercial gallery setting or could be realized without the support of our organization, it is unlikely for us to consider your proposal. We do not show existing work, host traveling exhibitions, retrospectives, or group shows. We are not a commercial gallery, we do not offer artist representation.

Locust Projects is proud to be W.A.G.E. Certified (Working Artists in the Greater Economy), ensuring that we have and we will continue to compensate artists fairly, at, or above, minimum W.A.G.E. fees For more information on W.A.G.E. certification, click here.Download Floor Plan and Images PDF
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OPEN CALL – PROJECT ROOM:

The PROJECT ROOM 2023 Open Call is open for submissions from October 5 – November 30th 2023. To submit please send your proposal through Submittable. 

Watch our previous open call Virtual Info Session here – Locust Projects co-founder Elizabeth Withstandley shares more about the open call and gives expert tips on submitting a compelling proposal. LIVE INFO SESSION on Thursday, NOV 2 – follow us on Instagram @locustprojects for upcoming announcements. 

Late submissions will not be accepted. (Please allow time for possible technical difficulties by submitting well before the deadline.)

Please direct questions to submissions@locustprojects.org. 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Project description (max. 500 words) 
  2. Draft floorplan/rendering of proposed project – see attached PDF for floor plan and images
  3. General artist statement (max. 250 words)
  4. Project Impact – Explain how your project embraces experimentation and risk-taking in your artistic practice and is relevant to current artistic practice. (Max 350 words)
  5. Production Budget – provide an overview of approximate expenses for any that apply (see description of Production Budget* below)
  6. CV or Resume
  7. Up to five images of previous/related work or three links to time based works
  8. Image details (title, date, year medium of the submitted work and/or links)

Submit all of the above through Submittable. 

*Production Costs may include (but are not limited to): production/fabrication, equipment rental, materials, specialized lighting, professional/technical support, public programs and activations and related participant fees based upon W.A.G.E. fee calculations at $310 per person, additional artist or assistant travel above and beyond that covered by Locust Projects, installation/construction labor above and beyond basic infrastructure of 24 hours labor provided, assistant fees, shipping, disposal, and any other costs required to realize and de-install the Project beyond basic infrastructure costs (signage, documentation, preparator time for install 24 hours) and artist fees and travel expenses provided by Locust Projects

*Please note Locust Projects no longer accepts applications via email or post.START SUBMISSION

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