Request for Proposals: Immersive Art Installations at The Fresh Arts Glow Ball Gala 2019

Do you have an art concept that you would like to bring to life at the Fresh Arts Glow Ball gala? Please read the Eligibility Requirements and Guidelines before applying.

  • Submittable URL:

  • Submission Deadline:11:59pm on Monday, February 11, 2019

  • Budget:$1,000 (including design, fabrication, installation)

  • Five (5) proposals will be selected

  • Opportunity is open to:Houston-area artists/creatives of all disciplines from emerging to established. Previous experience in art installations is not required, but preferred. Individuals as well as artist collectives or teams are welcome to apply. All applicants MUST be over the age of 21 and live within a 50-mile radius of Houston.

  • Applicable art forms include, but are not limited to: projections, site-specific installations, and/or performances that create interactive experiences.

Request for Proposals: 

Immersive Art Installations at The Fresh Arts Glow Ball Gala 2019

Fresh Arts is seeking proposals from artists, creatives, or collectives to create five (5) works of art to be showcased at the Fresh Arts Glow Ball gala held on Friday, March 29, 8pm – Midnight and during a public pop-up event on Saturday, March 30, 11am – 5pm. Proposals should incorporate visual elements relating to the “Glow Ball” theme which is open to creative interpretation. Glow theme elements may include, but are not limited to use of neon colors, exploring luminescence and things that glow or involve blacklights, a play on the 80s GLOW wrestling show, etc. Works that create an immersive art experience are preferred. 


A total of five (5) proposals will be selected. The selected artists will each receive $1,000 to complete the project, including design, materials, equipment rental, site preparation, and installation.

Artworks/Installations are to be loaded in and installed on Thursday, March 28. Installation must be completed no later than Noon on Friday, March 29 with deinstallation taking place Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 5:30-midnight. Please review the project timeline for more details.


The deadline for applications to be received is 11:59pm on Monday, February, 11, 2019. All applications must be submitted through the provided Submittable portal

 Applicants will be notified of their status onFriday, February 15, 2018 by 5pm. Please do not call for results.

About the Glow Ball gala

Fresh Arts is pleased to announce our Annual Gala fundraiser, the Glow Ball on Friday, March 29 from 8pm – 12am at Silver Street Studios. The Glow Ball experience will culminate with a pop-up event the following day on Saturday, March 30 from 11am–5pm. 


Houston’s biggest artistic party supports the professional development of our community’s vibrant, passionate creatives, raising key funding needed to continue work in strengthening the Houston arts community by supporting the artists who create it. Thus, Fresh Arts leverages the gala as a platform to showcase a wide range of Houston’s artistic talent through performances, live painters, a silent art auction, and wild costumes.


Funds raised from the Glow Ball support Fresh Arts and the development of professional skill-building opportunities for local artist entrepreneurs.  It also supports programming to gain new audiences for rising artists, designers, performers and makers for the benefit of the Houston community.  

View the 2018 gala photos HERE.



Eligibility Requirements and Guidelines


Artist Eligibility

-Open to artists/creatives of all disciplines.

-Artist collectives or creative teams are welcome to apply.

-Artist(s) must live with a 50-mile radius of Houston.

-Artist(s) must be over the age of 21.

-Previous experience in art installations is not required, but preferred.

-Applicable art forms include, but are not limited to, projections, site-specific installations, and/or performances that create interactive experiences.

Project Guidelines

The selected works will be located indoors at the Silver Street Studios event space which is a 20,000 sq. ft open warehouse with concrete floors, metal sheeting walls, and 26 ft high open beam ceilings. 

Each art installation must encompass a space that is 10’ to 15' wide x 10’ deep with no height restrictions. 

Artists will have access to electrical wall outlets, a scissor lift (signed waiver required to operate), and downlighting will be made available, if needed, to better highlight the artwork/space. All other lighting elements and structures, including design, fabrication, and installation and breakdown are the artist’s responsibility.

Additionally, Fresh Arts will provide:

-Prominent signage with the artist’s name and bio

-Marketing and promotion of the artist’s participation through social media, email blasts, and placement on the Fresh Arts website

-(4) complimentary tickets to the Glow Ball gala (a $400 value)

-A 1-year Fresh Arts Membership (a $65 value)

-$1,000 project stipend (includes design, fabrication, installation and materials) 


Criteria for Selection

Proposals that integrate the following elements will be preferred:

-Fits with the Glow Ball theme

-Shows well in both day and night

-Suitable for indoor display

-Soundly and professionally constructed 

-Appropriate for viewing by visitors of all ages

-Works that creative interactive experiences are preferred

-Cross-disciplinary and/or multimedia collaborative efforts are encouraged 

Project Timeline

Applications open                               Monday, January 21

Applications due                                 Monday, February 11 by 11:59pm

Selected Artists notified                     Friday, February 15 by 5pm

Artist Agreement signed                    Wednesday, February 20

50% Payment                                       Friday, February 22

Installation period                               Thursday, March 28 – Friday, March 29

Balance Payment                               Upon completion of installation

Installations complete                       No later than Noon on Friday, March 29

Event times                                         Friday, March 29, 8pm – Midnight 

                                                  and Saturday, March 30, 11am – 5pm

Deinstallation                                      Saturday, March 30, 5:30pm – 11:59pm


Artist Responsibilities

-Artists are responsible for both the installation and the deinstallation of their work.

-Additionally, artists are responsible for materials and all elements of design, construction, operation, and maintenance of their installation for the entire duration of the event period. Fresh Arts is not responsible for any damage or losses to an installation during the event.

-Artists must allow Fresh Arts to publish videos or images of the installation process, in addition to advertised photography of people interacting with the installed art through the event period. Promotion of the installed works will be provided by Fresh Arts with appropriate attribution to the artist(s).


How to apply

Submit the following information and materials via the Submittable application portal no later than Monday, February 11 by 11:59pm CT 

-Artist/Team info

          -General contact info

          -Names and bios of all participants (250 words or less per bio)

          -Websites, social media links

          -Description of Qualifications + Past Experience

-Detailed Project Description that addresses the following:

          -Overall vision for the project

          -How will you incorporate the Glow theme?

          -Other themes or images presented in your proposed work

-Describe your qualifications for this project

          -Relevant experience with art installations including type, location(s) and length of display

          -Other notable experiences, awards, etc.

-A basic construction or installation plan that includes

          -Method for assembly or construction

          -Dimensions of any structures

          -Electrical or technical specifics

          -Materials and tools used

-Attachments should include:

          -Photos of past work or installations

          -Provide a sketch, photo, or rendering of the proposed art installation. The more visual 

           representations you can provide, the better.

          -Image list with descriptions

About Fresh Arts

Fresh Arts mission is to champion local artists and creative entrepreneurs to succeed in the business of art.

Our programs help advance the careers of local artists and creative entrepreneurs by complementing their artistic practices through carefully cultivated communities that facilitate shared resources, knowledge, experiences, and audiences. We achieve this through resource sharing, skill building initiatives and through our artist-centered communities’ programs.

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Fall 2019 Curatorial Internship

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is looking for an intern to assist the curatorial staff with the day-to-day activities of arts administration associated with running an exhibition space.

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is looking for an intern to assist the curatorial
staff with the day-to-day activities of arts administration associated with running an exhibition
space. Preference is given to individuals currently enrolled in a studio art or art history degree
program, or to a recent graduate from one of the aforementioned degree programs. 

Requirements and Duties - Positive and optimistic attitude
• Reliable personal transportation
• Ability to dedicate 10 to 15 hours per week and to commit to a set schedule. This
includes the ability to work a flexible schedule, as well as attending HCCC functions such
as evening exhibition openings.
• Ability to have an open conversation with visitors about the exhibitions
• Ability to work with artists, residence artists, and other staff members
• Keep a record of visitor information in an organized fashion according to HCCC protocol
• Work alongside the curatorial staff during installation and de-installation periods
• Help with hands-on projects around the building to help the facility be as presentable as
• Possess a working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs such as Excel and Word 

Physical Requirements - Maintaining and running an exhibitions space requires a variety of physical activities. It is highly
desirable for applicants to be able to lift and carry 50 pounds or more. is a free, user-managed website. Posts and comments submitted on do not necessarily serve as an endorsement or reflect the views of FreshArts or its staff.

Summit Kickoff + Reception

Join Fresh Arts for an evening kick-off to the first annual Fresh Arts Summit! Featured presentations include a performance by Son Kiss'd Dance Theater, an artist talk with famed Houston artist GONZO247, and a dynamic talk on the state of today's artists. with featured Keynote Speaker Diane Scott.  

This event is FREE and open to the public.

About the Keynote Presenter:

Described by artists she’s worked with as a “goal fairy,” Diane Scott uses the power of artists’ stories and community to take the magic out of the “non-art” part of a successful artist’s practice. Diane creates processes, systems, networks and carefully curated experiences to help collegiate arts faculty employ her tools in their personal artistic practices and then mentor the processes with their students. Founder and designer of the nationally recognized Artist INC artist professional development program, Diane now focuses on bringing her tools into the undergraduate arts arena both as an Associate Professor of Arts Management at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and through her writing, research, and workshops.

Jul 19, 2019
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Friday Time & Price:
5:30PM - 7:00PM, Free

Arts Resource Expo

Arts Resource Expo

Friday, July 19, 2019


Silver Street Studios

2000 Edwards St. - Building entrance #1, Houston, TX 77007

Free and open to the public.

Get in touch with local arts resources! 

Featured organizations and professionals will share their resources in an open networking format. The Arts Resource expo is geared towards artists and other creative entrepreneurs looking to tap into local resources.


Powered by Fresh Arts the Arts Resource Expo is hosted in conjunction with the 1st annual Fresh Arts Summit and in partnership with Houston Arts Alliance Disaster Resources Expo & Symposium.


Featured organizations:


Fresh Arts

Sawyer Yards

Houston Arts Alliance

Jerry’s Artarama

Higginbotham Insurance


Additionally, Houston Arts Alliance is sponsoring the expo and facilitating the following resources:

TX-CERA (Texas Cultural Emergency Response Alliance) teach artists how to recover their assets after a flood.

Performing Arts Readiness will provide sample documents to help entrepreneurs develop a plan to ensure their safety in case of emergencies large and small.

HAA will provide Hurricane Preparedness Guides specific to artists and arts organizations, as well as the CERF+ Studio Safety Guide.

Galveston Historical Foundation will also be in attendance to share their resources and information.

Jul 19, 2019
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Friday Time & Price:
12Pm = 2PM, Free


June – 1st September 2020

The School
for Curatorial Studies is an ambitious and challenging project promoted since
2004 and conceived as a school committed to experimentation and
interdisciplinary thinking. The main goals are to spread the knowledge in the
field of visual arts and to introduce the students to the professions related
to the art world, focusing on contemporary curatorial theory and practice and
contemporary museology. The School’s activities are meant for all those
interested and passionate in art, graduated students or professionals who want
to deepen their knowledge and improve their practical skills. The School’s
teaching staff is formed by Italian and international professionals, scholars,
historians and art critics of recognized experience. Among them: Matt Williams
(curator), Filippo Lotti (Sotheby’s), Chiara Barbieri (Peggy Guggenheim
Collection), Francesca Colasante (Pinault Collection), Andrea Goffo (Found.
Prada), Nicola Lees (Serpentine London).


Summer School in Curatorial Practice will take place during the 17th
International Architecture Biennale Venice. With an interdisciplinary approach,
the course provides practical training and experience within museums and
exhibition settings. Its international faculty includes curators and museum
professionals, artists and critics. The course is designed to increase students
understanding of the intellectual and technical tasks of the curator figure.
English-taught lectures cover both theoretical and practical topics that go
from the history of contemporary visual arts and practices of exhibition-making,
to Exhibition Management. The students will participate in weekly activities,
such as artist studio visits, tours of exhibition spaces, networking events and
workshops. The program culminates with the set up of the exhibition.

The Summer
School includes visits of specific art venues all over the city of Venice
during the 17th International Architecture Venice Biennale. A series
of selected case studies will offer the students an opportunity to observe the
development of contemporary art. The School’s goal is to align these specific
theoretical lectures with a practical approach. Besides the theoretical
lectures, a series of laboratories and workshops aims to introduce the students
to the work of critical text writing, press releases and to structure all the
different aspects of publishing. The students will be offered the possibility
of a gallery training and of setting up together - with one of our tutors,
their exhibition in Venice, as a final project of the course.

The first module:

June 3rd – August 5th,

The first module involves 350
contact hours:

1. History of Curatorial Practices

2. Exhibition Design

3. Aesthetics and Cultural Theory

4. Contemporary Art History

5. Cultural Events Management and Organization

6. Curating Exhibitions

7. Fine Arts Management.

8. Fundraising and Marketing / Workshop

9. Communication Strategies and Artistic Events Promotion / Workshop

10. Workshop on Critical Writing

11. Artist Studio Visits and Visits of the 17th International
Architecture Biennale

Optional: Trip to an European art

August 7th –12th,

We warmly recommend to take part.

Visit of an art city with many
opportunities: private galleries, collectios. We will visit artist studios and
public galleries and Museums of contemporary art.

The second module:

August 17th – 21st,

The second module is dedicated to
individual researching and finalizing the exhibition project. During this
period of time the students will have to face practical duties, such as
coordinating the artists, managing transportation and insurance policies,
promoting and curating the promotional material.

The third module:

August 24th - September 1st, 2020

The last part of the course lies in
the production of the event. During this period of time all the work concerning
the final event will take place. The students will coordinate the arrival and
the display of the works of art and supervise all the different aspects related
to the event, such as promotion, organization, last details about the
publication, opening. After the presentation to the public, the student will be
given the tools to professionally document the event.

Duration and structure

The course has a duration of 450 hours.
The participants will develop themes as well as concepts, organization,
acquisition, communication and the concrete implementation of their skills
together with the course director and international guests (artists, curators,
architects, critics, fine arts scientists and publishers of art journals).

Application deadline: March, 1st 2020.

application form must be sent by e-mail before the deadline (March 1st  2020) of the Curatorial Program to:

Xac –
School for Curatorial Studies

San Marco, 3073, 30124 Venice


+39 0412770466

application form can be downloaded at,
where you can find more information about our curatorial program and
your stay in Venice.

The Summer
school has a limited number of places available.


Due Date: Sep 1, 2020
Contact Name: School for curatorial studies Venice
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Durango Arts Center Call for Artists/Curators for 2020/2021 Exhibits Season

Durango Arts Center is currently accepting proposals from artists and curators for exhibits in the Barbara Conrad and Entrada Galleries for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Entries are welcome from artists and curators of all career stages and in all mediums and themes for group and solo shows.

All Media Accepted:
Performance Art

New Media

Artists are encouraged to submit their current body of work or concept for an upcoming project, installation, performance, etc. The proposed project does not need to fill the entire space. Exhibits will be curated from the proposed work. Artists will be paired according to the Exhibits Committee and Exhibits Director's input. 

Curators are encouraged to think big about collaborative exhibition ideas and to connect with the Durango and surrounding communities through their artist selection, theme, and/or partnerships. 

Proposals are $15 for current DAC Members. $30.00 Proposal Processing Fee for Non-Members

Deadline to apply is July 1st, 2019 for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Submissions will be reviewed by the DAC Exhibits Committee and Exhibits Director by the end of August and notifications will be sent on or before October 1st, 2019.

The Durango Arts Center's Exhibits Program believes the open call for proposals is integral to the full creative development of our community. Exhibits will be selected to support the growth of ideas and interests of local artists at all stages of their career by providing exhibition opportunities. 
 We are also interested in fostering our local arts community by presenting interesting contemporary artwork from out of the area to continually bring new creative ideas, concepts, and methods to our local artists and arts advocates. 

DAC is a multi-faceted hub for community arts that hosts and promotes contemporary visual and performing arts, arts education, dynamics exhibits, an active Docent program and the annual Durango Autumn Arts Festival. Over the years, DAC has built its reputation as a local arts industry leader and has been working diligently to ensure that the arts continue to thrive in the Four Corners region and beyond.

Our Mission:
The Durango Arts Center enriches the community through innovative visual and performing art, and arts education. DAC advances appreciation and participation in the arts as a cultural leader in the region.

Our Vision: 
The Durango Arts Center strives to be a cultural destination and a creative catalyst, inspiring our community through engagement in the arts.

A Little History: 
Since the late 1960s, the Durango Arts Center (DAC) has worked to promote the exploration, education, enrichment and enjoyment of the arts as a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization. What is affectionately known throughout the Four Corners as “DAC,” the Arts Center actually has a founding history rich in the support and development of the arts in this region that reaches back several decades. 
 DAC in current day is the result of a confluence of two agencies – the Durango Fine Arts Council (DFAC) and the Durango Artists Association (DAA) – both created in the 1960’s to develop and promote regional activity and interest in the arts.

Proposal Questions? Please contact

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2019-2020 Pollock-Krasner Residency at ISCP

ISCP Pollock-Krasner Residencies Call for Applications


RESIDENCIES: Six-month residency: November 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020

LOCATION: International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), 1040 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211

DESCRIPTION: The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) is pleased to announce an open call for a fully-funded residency, plus living and materials stipends ($3,050 per month) for visual artists who live in the United States and are eligible to work in the US (applicants must hold a Green Card or be a citizen of the United States, other visa types are ineligible). ISCP is currently accepting applications from US visual artists including painters, sculptors, photographers, and artists who work on paper, including printmakers who would like to engage with ISCP's unique and dynamic programming and creative community. The residency program includes 24-hour access to a private furnished studio space, regular studio visits from Visiting Critics; Field Trips to museums, galleries and other cultural venues; and participation in Artist Talks. In addition, residents have the opportunity to have a studio assistant and develop projects in the public realm with the support of ISCP staff. Residents become part of a growing network of international artists and curators who are ISCP alumni. An ISCP residency has often led to critical advancement in the practice of the artist and curators in residence.

APPLICATION PROCESS: For consideration for a 2019-2020 Pollock-Krasner Residency at ISCP, please submit the following to by June 15, 2019, indicating “Pollock-Krasner Residency” in the subject line:

Application Form (attached)
Applicants must provide the following information: name, date of birth, place of birth, mailing address, telephone number, and email address. You may also indicate your gender pronoun, and ethnicity, though this is optional.
1. Curriculum vitae: 5 pages max.
2. Work samples: this should include 10 images or video links with captions (title, date, medium, and dimensions/duration for each work) and a description of each work
3. 2 -3 Scanned reviews (if applicable): 10 pages, max.
4. Scanned copies of catalogs (if applicable): pages that feature your work only
5. Reference letter
6. Second reference contact information: please include name, title, institution, email, telephone, and address (different referee from above, contact information only.)
7. Proof of eligibility to work in the US: US Passport or US Green Card copy.

ELIGIBILITY: Visual artists in all disciplines are invited to apply. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States citizens, and they may not be ISCP alumni or residents in another studio program at the same time as the Pollock-Krasner ISCP residency.

SELECTION: The selection committee reviews applications based on quality, originality and artistic merit. Other consideration factors are: the potential impact of the residency on the applicant, the applicant's past accomplishments, and preparedness to undertake the residency. Studio visits/interviews with finalists will be held by the selection committee.

NOTIFICATION: Artists will be notified by July, 9 2019 for the Pollock-Krasner Residency.

Note: incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please submit your application in a single PDF no larger than 10 mb.

Due Date: Jun 15, 2019 is a free, user-managed website. Posts and comments submitted on do not necessarily serve as an endorsement or reflect the views of FreshArts or its staff.

Eyebeam 2020 Residency

In our 20th year, Eyebeam will be shifting its residency structure to be even more responsive to artist needs as well as provide more dynamic support to our larger community. The 2020 Residency will launch as a 6 month research and experimentation-focused program for creative practitioners. The residency will be awarded to 4 individuals or collaborative projects and will run from January 2020 through June 2020, with extended access to Eyebeam’s shared workspace and equipment through September 2020. 

The 2020 Residency will introduce four intensives led by invited visiting professionals for deep learning and exchange, and will end with a public sharing of residents’ work and research in fall 2020. Residents must commit to attend all four intensives (3-4 days each; exact dates TBD before acceptance) and participate in the public sharing component. 

A stipend of $22,000 is offered to all residents. 

To find out more, please visit the Residency FAQ.



Eyebeam is proud to support those “who recognize the challenge of recontextualizing technology as mediums of experience.” For the purpose of this call, this refers to a broad spectrum of interdisciplinary creative thinkers and practitioners. In its 20-year history, Eyebeam has called itself home to many who have worked across multiple fields and areas of inquiry.  If your process is exploratory, creative, and is meaningfully engaged with technology as it impacts society, you likely fall under this broad definition and are encouraged to apply.

Individuals and collaborative projects may apply. A single person (21 years or older) must be responsible for committing as a resident for the term, and will serve as the point person for communications and payments. Collaborator’s work samples should reflect a history of working together. 

International applicants are welcome. On acceptance, the applicant is responsible for securing a visa to the U.S.; Eyebeam will provide supporting letters and documentation. 



-Alignment with Eyebeam’s core values:

-Openness: All the work here is driven by an open-source ethos. 

-Invention: We build on old ideas to generate new possibilities. 

-Justice: Technology by artists is a move towards equity and democracy.

-A dedication to the 2020 theme

-Clear artistic intentions with strong execution demonstrated through work samples

-A purposeful relationship to technology

-Social urgency and potential impact 

-Match between Eyebeam’s resources and the applicant’s needs

Equity and Inclusion

The Eyebeam Residency is a hub for conversation and practice-sharing that is aware and responsive to systemic inequities in technology. Eyebeam aims to be representative of the diverse city in which it calls home by investing in the meaningful inclusion of historically marginalized groups and voices. In line with these intentions, Eyebeam is committed to and values diversity as defined by gender, race, ethnicity, disability-status, age, sexual orientation, immigrant status, and socioeconomic status. Projects artistically led by applicants from historically marginalized groups are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: Friday, June 21, 2019, 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time

No late applications will be accepted. In person interviews will take place in August.  Applicants will be notified in September. For questions, please email or visit the Residency FAQ. is a free, user-managed website. Posts and comments submitted on do not necessarily serve as an endorsement or reflect the views of FreshArts or its staff.

WE, WOMEN - 2019 Artist Proposal


Do you have bold ideas for a photo-based project that redefines how we understand and respond to urgent issues in the United States today? Join our developing project as a founding artist. We, Women is not just a grant. It’s an opportunity to shape a national conversation about how to find common ground on divisive issues through photography and community engagement.  

Selected artists will receive:

-A cash grant of $5,000-$10,000 for the continuation of existing work or the creation of a new project in a community they have a demonstrated commitment to

-Mentorship and production support from We, Women leaders, project partners, and advisors

-Promotion and marketing of projects

-We, Women exhibition at Photoville Fall 2020

-Inclusion in a traveling nationwide exhibition with/concurrent programming beginning Fall 2020

The first five We, Women projects have been selected and will be covering issues in NY, CA, NM, LA, and IL. We are building the second group, up to 15 projects, through this call for proposals due on June 30, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time. Applicants are invited to apply with any project idea, in any state, D.C., or Puerto Rico with the exception of the states mentioned above.

We believe that gender is fluid. We, Women is inclusive of a plurality of voices including womxn, transgender, and non binary people. 

We recommend working on your answers in a separate document and pasting your answers into the online form.

Artists will receive funding in late 2019 for projects completed by Fall 2020. 

Please read our full guidelines before applying. is a free, user-managed website. Posts and comments submitted on do not necessarily serve as an endorsement or reflect the views of FreshArts or its staff.

Locust Projects Exhibtion Open Call

Locust Projects exhibtion open calls provide artists the opportunity and resources to create new work in one of our galleries. The proposals are reviewed by a rotating jury of artists that have previously exhibited at Locust Projects. Locust Projects provides curatorial guidance, production budget, WAGE fee, documentation, and an opportunity to stay in the Locust Projects residency house located just a block away. Applications are accepted annually for the Main Gallery and Project Room. 

CURRENT OPEN CALL: Open Call for the Project Room is open from May 25, 2019- June 30th, 2019. 

UPCOMING OPEN CALL: Exhibition Open Call for the Main Gallery is open from October 14th- December 16th, 2019.



Locust Projects is committed to presenting new work. Proposals should include new installation based work that has never been presented before specifically designed for one of our exhibition spaces. We present artists working in any medium and any stage in their career as long as the work they propose for Locust Projects pushes their practice in new directions as part of our mission to invite risk-taking and experimentation. Collectives and artist collaborations are encouraged to apply as long as the work is presented as a singular vision. 


-Solo exhibition of new, installation-based work created specifically for Locust Projects Project Room (approx. 375 square feet) *highlighted in yellow on the floorplan

-Community engagement with the public through an activation (i.e. conversation, collaboration, performance)


-$2500-5000 Project Budget (may include but is not limited to: production/fabrication, equipment rental, materials, professional/technical support, installation/construction labor, assistants, shipping, de-installation) Budget determined based upon dates, scope and scale of project, feasibility.

-Artist W.A.G.E. Fee (approximately $1000)

-$750 stipend towards 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)

-Accommodation at the Locust Projects Residency house which is walking distance to the space

-Basic infrastructure provided by Locust Projects includes access to existing tool and av equipment inventory, up to 20 hours preparator labor/assistance, signage, installation documentation, and promotional support  


The proposals are reviewed by a rotating jury of artists that have previously exhibited at Locust Projects.   

The following criteria will be used during the review process:

-Conceptual strength of the proposal

-Strength of past work

-Unique or innovative approach 

-Feasibility of proposed project

Please keep in mind, we are not a traditional gallery space. If the exhibition could easily be presented in a traditional 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. For more information on W.A.G.E. certification, click here. is a free, user-managed website. Posts and comments submitted on do not necessarily serve as an endorsement or reflect the views of FreshArts or its staff.

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