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Open call for Studio Art MFA Students - summer residency + exhibition

Type: Residencies, Workshops, Exchanges [View all]
Posted by: Locust Projects
Deadline: Sun, March 17th, 2019

LAB MFA - Summer Residency and Exhibition

Eligibility: Artists currently enrolled in MFA studio art programs in the U.S. during spring 2019
Residency opportunity: June 17, 2019 to August 4, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 13, 2019
Artists can stay as long as they wish during this period as long as their installation is completed by July 13 and they are present for any committed public programs.
Deadline: Sunday March 17th, midnight EST

Locust Projects, Miami’s longest-running alternative art space, invites graduate-level artists to submit project proposals for an exhibition in our Project Room during the summer of 2019. Exhibition proposals should reflect an expansion of an artist’s practice in conceptual scope, scale or media. Proposals can reflect work that will be created for the exhibition or new work that has never been presented before. Priority will be given to projects that demonstrate exceptionally unique methods, processes, or concepts, particularly those that could not be presented in a traditional gallery setting.
We accept proposals from artists working in any media and artists can apply as individuals or two-person collaboratives presenting a singular idea. Special consideration will be given to artists who are presenting work that is directly related to their MFA studies or artists who have never realized a solo exhibition previously.

All artists must be currently enrolled in an MFA program during the spring of 2019 to apply for the LAB MFA program. Locust Projects provides an artist stipend of $1250, production budget up to $1,000, a $500 towards travel costs to and from Miami (for artists from outside of the area), and free accommodations at Locust Projects’ furnished residence house located one block from Locust and Miami’s Design District starting June 17 and available through August 4. The residence houses multiple artists concurrently in individual bedrooms in a 2 bedroom/1 bath house. Selected artists will commit to the creation of a Practice + Process public program which consists of a conversation, performance, or other program presented inconjunction with their residency. Cross-disciplinary collaborations with other Miami-based organizations or individuals is encouraged. The exhibition will open with a public reception on Saturday, July 13, 2019 in conjunction with the opening of the summer co-hort of Locust Art Builders, an art immersive for up to 25 Miami-based teens that takes place in the Main Gallery simultaneous with LAB MFA.

Please provide the following in one PDF that is not larger than 5mb through the submit button on our website (
1. Artist resume or CV. Please include artist contact information.
2. Project proposal (250 word max.), including project budget.
3. Images/renderings of proposed artwork for Locust Projects’ LP2. Locust Projects Floor plan is accessible here.
4. Artist Statement - (max. 150 words)
5. Images: 4-8 images of recent/ related work with captions accompanying all images
6. Letter of recommendation from a current professor
Please send questions to
Locust Projects is a Miami-based 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.

Locust Projects’ exhibitions and programming are made possible with support from: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Cowles Charitable Trust; The State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; The John S.and James L. Knight Foundation; the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; The National Endowment for the Arts Art Works Grant; the Hillsdale Fund, the Miami Sports and Exhibition Authority, The Kirk Foundation, Vhernier, the Team LAB Annual Education Fund, Locust Projects Exhibitionist and Significant Others Members.

Posted on Mon, February 4th, 2019
Expires on Sun, March 17th, 2019

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