Other Resources

In line with Locust Projects' mission to empower Miami artists of all disciplines to build and sustain a creative practice through access to probono legal services, incubator grants, and professional development opportunities, we are regularly updating this list of resources to help artists find other opportunities, grants, and open calls outside of our organization.

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Artist Rescue Trust (A.R.T): exists to provide support to musicians and artists whose ability to perform, tour and earn a living has been negatively affected by COVID-19. A.R.T. will provide $1,500 over three months to artists in need and amplify the stories, performances and creations they had hoped to share with the world before the pandemic limited their ability to do so. Apply now!

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund: the Foundation will disburse one-time $2,000 grants to artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed because of the pandemic. Apply here! 

NATIONAL SURVEY - All artists are encouraged to fill out the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists across the US.



The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant: intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Apply here.

The Alternative Art School: TAAS stands firmly on a commitment to the production of dreams, alternatives, social relationships, and inner-dialogues produced in tandem with an active caring for each other and our planet. They offer a structured and intimate global extension of your local embodied art practice. With a growing roster of extraordinarily talented artists, curators, dreamers, and do-ers, they allow access and connection across a disparate array of experiences and disciplines. Learn more here.

FLL Airport Art Exhibition Program: The Broward Cultural Council Public Art & Design Program and the Broward County Aviation Department invite professional South Florida artists to apply for rotating exhibition opportunities at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport’s Terminal 2 Art Gallery. Open to artists who reside in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties. Deadline to apply is July 30. Apply here.

Fountainhead Residency "Our Stories Unite US": This residency is dedicated to artists who were born outside of the United States and now live and work within its borders. At the core of Fountainhead’s mission is the belief that artists and their work can shift hearts and minds toward a more hopeful and equitable future. With that in mind, they initiated this thematic residency around the topic of immigration, generously sponsored by the Shepard Broad Foundation. Deadline to apply is August 15. Apply here. 

Knight Arts Challenge: The 2021 Knight Arts Challenge will support the best ideas for the arts from individual artists and arts organizations in AkronDetroit and Miami. Building on the innovation and creativity of artists during the pandemic, the two-part Challenge will support artists to create works that connect people to place and each other. Applications are open until Saturday, July 31. Apply here.

National Parks Arts Foundation Artist Residency - Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park: for an approximately one-month term in Summer of 2022. The residency includes a $2,000 stipend, free housing, a studio, an electronic baby grand piano, sound booth, event(s), publicity, a Dolphin & Manta Ray Excursion, and much more. Deadline to apply is July 29. Apply here. 

National Parks Arts Foundation Artist Residency - Death Valley National Park: the month of January is ideal to live and work in the center of one of the most iconic landscapes in America, Death Valley National Park, nature’s masterpiece of erosion and desolation — close to the Mesquite Flats dunes and Zabriskie Point, less than 2 hours from the beautiful Alabama Hills. Stovepipe Wells (Death Valley, CA) is the heart of Death Valley National Park and lies directly across from the legendary dunes of the park. Open to all artists, writers musicians, or performance artists. Meals included. Deadline to apply is July 30. Apply here.

No Vacancy, Miami Beach: A Contemporary Art Happening 2021: an open, international art competition which takes place in Miami Beach for three (3) weeks. Twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) in prizes will be awarded, which includes a $5,000 prize awarded entirely by public vote and another $20,000 prize awarded by a jury of art experts. The City of Miami Beach will select at least ten (10) applicants to participate in the program. Each selected artist will receive a stipend of $10,000 to materialize their project. This stipend is all inclusive and must allow for ALL expenses. Open to any artist working in any medium from anywhere in the world. Deadline extended to July 23. Apply here.

Oolite Arts' 2022 Studio Residency Program: inviting all visual artists who want to develop their creative practice and engage with a thriving community of artists to apply. The selected artists will receive access to: a free studio space in Miami Beach, studio visits by renowned curators, exhibition and teaching opportunities, professional development workshops, and more! Deadline to apply is August 16 by 6pm. Apply here. 

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation grants: The Pollock-Krasner Foundation's dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation's mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time. Apply here.

Rauschenberg Emergency Grants: provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for medical or dental emergencies. The grants are available to visual and media artists, and choreographers living anywhere in the US. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Apply here.  

The South Florida Cultural Consortium Grant to Visual and Media Artists: offers the largest regional, government-sponsored artists’ grants in the United States, awarding $15,000 and $7,500 grants to resident visual and media artists from the counties of Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach. Deadline to apply is October 25. Apply here. 

Miami Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs COVID-19 Cultural Community Status Report


You can also find extensive listings on emergency grants, financial support and resources for artists, curators and other cultural producers, including specific funds for COVID-19 related economic hardship, and further resources listed here:

Americans for the Arts

Artists’ Fellowship, Inc.

Artist Health Insurance Resource Center

Artists Thrive

Artwork Archive Complete Guide to 2021 Artist Grants & Opportunities


COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources

Financial Help for Freelancers and Independent Contractors 

Freelancers and Community Resources 2020

Creative Capital

National Endowment for the Arts

FRACTURED ATLAS - helps individual artists and arts organizations at every level of the cultural ecosystem, in every creative medium, through several programs: Fiscal Sponsorship, and SpaceFinder for example. Fractured Atlas also provides educational resources and personalized support.

Haven Foundation 

Joan Mitchell Foundation Emergency Grants for 2020

Mayer Foundation Grant 

PEN American Writers’ Emergency Fund

2020 Black Spatial Relics Micro Grants for Community Care and Collective Research



Image: FeCuOp, Antenna, 2019 

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