WaveMaker Grants

Update on WaveMaker Grants - stay tuned for Open Call in 2021!

WaveMaker at Locust Projects supports Miami’s visionary artists with incubator grants for innovative, publicly accessible projects. Since 2015, WaveMaker Grants have awarded $399,000 in funding to 77 of Miami’s most visionary artists, curators, and collectives. 

Like many of you, we continue adapting to our new collective circumstances and are very happy to announce we will be awarding grants next year with a revised timeline for the 2021 process to better serve you, the Miami creatives whose vision will lead us into the future. 

Locust Projects believes art and artists are essential. We are committed to supporting artists who keep generating ideas despite, and in response to, the challenges of 2020. Our mission is to give you opportunities to create, innovate, build, share, and make an impact.

WaveMaker info sessions will kick off in January and applications will be due in Spring. Stay tuned for dates!



WaveMaker Grants at Locust Projects brings critical support to the growing number of innovative, artist-driven endeavors that make up Miami-Dade County’s burgeoning cultural landscape. WaveMaker Grants focuses on experimental, artist-centric projects and activities that operate without traditional funding sources and outside the demands of the marketplace. WaveMaker Grants is made possible by lead support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and is part of the Warhol Foundation's Regional Regranting Program.

WaveMaker Grants provides monetary awards—individual grants of up to $6,000—to foster the development of non-commercial, non-institutional projects that are accessible to the public via process, presentation, production, or publication, and profoundly impact the critical, intellectual, and creative depth of Miami’s vibrant arts community. CLICK HERE TO GO TO OUR WAVEMAKER GRANTS WEBSITE.

WaveMaker Grants were originally founded administered by Cannonball. Beginning in 2017, Locust Projects acquired the former Cannonball’s WaveMaker Grant and LegalLink programs. Part of a national network of Warhol-initiated re-granting programs, WaveMaker Grants is the first in the southeast. 

Since 2015, WaveMaker has provided $399,000 in new work/project grants as well r+d, implementation and long-haul sustaining grants to 77 indivdiual artist projects and numerous artist-run initiatives such as: BLCK family, Buenezas, Commissioner, Dimensions Variable, EXILE Books, Fresh Art International, Fringe Projects, Obsolete Media Miami, Miami Women’s Artist Archive, Page Slayers, Public Hives, Open Source Art, Sunday Painter, and Third Horizon, among others.


Warhol Regranting

The Regional Regranting Program aims to support vibrant, under-the-radar artistic activity by partnering with leading cultural institutions in communities across the country. The program allows the Foundation to reach the sizeable population of informal, non-incorporated artist collectives and to support their alternative gathering spaces, publications, websites, events, and other projects. The Foundation plans to expand this program with partner organizations in areas where the level of on-the-ground, self-organized artistic activity is highest.

The twelve re-granting programs, developed and facilitated by organizations in Albuquerque, Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, Kansas City, Miami, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Portland (OR), Portland (ME) and San Francisco provide grants for the creation and public presentation of new work. 

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts: Regional Regranting

Partners in the Regranting Network


Albuquerque - 516 ARTS: Fulcrum Fund

Baltimore - Baltimore Arts Realty Corporation: GRIT Fund

Chicago - Threewalls & Gallery 400: Propeller Fund

Cleveland - SPACES: The Satellite Fund

Denver - RedLine Contemporary Art Center: INSITE Fund

Houston - Aurora Picture Show, DiverseWorks, & Project Row Houses: The Idea Fund

Kansas City - Charlotte Street Foundation & Spencer Museum of Art: Rocket Grants

Miami - Locust Projects: WaveMaker Grants

Minneapolis - Midway Contemporary Art: Visual Arts Fund

New Orleans - Antenna & Ashé Cultural Arts Center: Platforms Fund

Philadelphia - Temple Contemporary: The Velocity Fund

Portland (ME) - SPACE Gallery: The Kindling Fund

Portland (OR) - Portland Institute for Contemporary Art: Precipice Fund

Saint Louis - The Luminary: Futures Fund

San Francisco - Southern Exposure: Alternative Exposure

Washington DC - Washington Project for the Arts: Wherewithal Grants



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