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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COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS

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! 

NALAC Actos de Confianza Open Call: National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures announces an open call for Latinx artists, cultural workers, and arts organizations to apply for emergency grants through its Actos de Confianza relief efforts.  The first call will launch on January 13, 2021 for applicants in the Mid-America region; the second call will launch on March 3, 2021 for the Eastern United States and Puerto Rico; the third call will launch on April 28, 2021 for the Western United States. Learn more 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.

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MORE GRANTS, OPEN CALLS & RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS

2022 AIRIE Residencies: AIRIE invites emerging or professional artists, writers, curators, choreographers, musicians and other creatives who want to contribute to the interpretation and communication of environmental themes through the inspiring nature of Everglades National Park. Deadline to apply is June 1. Apply here!

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.

Artwork Archive Art Business Accelerator Grant: provides visual artists with unrestricted funds, resources, and a curriculum to help establish, grow and manage their art careers. The grant is designed to arm artists with the necessary business skills to succeed as artists and entrepreneurs—and to make a living through their artwork. Deadline to apply is May 14. Apply here. 

City of Homestead Request for Proposals: accepting submissions from professional artists and/or artist teams to design, engineer, fabricate, permit, deliver and install an original large scale suspended “LIGHT SCULPTURE” for a prominent location within the City’s new high-tech “CYBRARIUM” library located in the historic Downtown area. Deadline to apply is May 14. Apply here.

Laundromat Art Space Exhibition Open Call: currently taking applications for innovative curatorial projects. Accepted proposals will have the opportunity to utilize Laundromat's 1,500 sq ft gallery as an exhibition space. We encourage all curators, artists, and designers to submit as individuals or as a team. Deadline to apply is June 1. Apply here. 

Oolite Arts' Ellies Awards: offered in four categories to support Miami-Dade working and emerging artists, art educators, and established, professionally accomplished artists.Oolite will offer a share of $500,000 to Miami-based artists and art teachers (K-12). Deadline to apply is May 17 by 6PM ET. Learn more and 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.

Prospect Art Project Open Call: seeking contemporary visual artists to submit work to be considered for online publication in their ONE WORK series. Looking for work by professional artists not currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. In this series, they will be connecting arts writers with artists for a deep dive into one work. Deadline to apply is May 30. 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.  

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

NATIONAL RESOURCES & EMERGENCY GRANTS

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

Burnaway

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

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