2024 Summer Studio Opportunity for Miami Teaching Artists - NOW OPEN

Announcing our second Summer Studio Residency Opportunity for Miami Teaching Artists in 2024 - we are offering teachers at the high school or BFA/MFA level - the time, space and opportunity to recharge and refocus on their creative practice in a studio residency at Locust Projects this summer.

STUDIO AVAILABILITY DATES: Starting June 10 and ending August 10, 2024

We know how much teachers dedicate to educating the Next Generation of artists, we want to give them the opportunity to invest in their creative careers. We’re offering 2 visual art educators who are practicing artists Monday - Sunday | 24/7 access to studio/work space starting June 10 and ending August 10, 2024. Given upcoming residencies with exhibiting artists we are unable to extend past this date.

This year as we expand our Digital Innovation Initiative, we encourage artists working in digital technologies who seek to experiment with large-scale staging opportunities to apply.

Please note we do not have enclosed, private studios and are unable to support “wet” studio needs, such as pottery. Up to 30 LAB teens will be on site 10am-2pm daily Monday through Thursday through July 20 building their collaborative show in our Project Room and a LAB MFA artist will be installing in the Project Room in the month of June - so make sure this shared-space experience is a fit for you! We will conduct in-person interviews and walk-thrus of the final round of candidates in advance of selection.

Selected artists will have access to available av equipment and carpentry spaces and large scale staging opportunities to experiment and push your practice.

This is a free residency with no exhibiting requirements or stipends. We’ve the space, you might have the time, so let’s help you make art happen.

How to Apply:

Applications should reflect an interest in expansion of artistic practice in conceptual scope, scale, or media. Priority will be given to those that demonstrate a need to work on future exhibitions/commissions, community engagement projects, processes, or developing new concepts, particularly those that could not be presented in a traditional gallery setting. Please note we do not have private spaces or sinks.

Again, the studio residency will occur in conjunction with the summer cohort of Locust Art Builders, an art immersive for up to 30 Miami-based teens that takes place in the Main Gallery simultaneous with LAB MFA, projects by current MFA students as well as other artists in residence. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS. Please provide the following information in Submittable.

  1. Artist resume or CV. Please include artist contact information.

  2. Proposed Studio Use/Need/Desired Outcome (250 word max.)

  3. Artist Statement - (max. 150 words); can also be a 1 min video submission

  4. Images: 4 images of recent/ related work with captions accompanying all images. Up to 3 Video links can be submitted for video based works. 5 minutes maximum will be reviewed.

Please send questions to info@locustprojects.org. This is still a relatively new opportunity we are offering so we will be developing and fielding questions with you!


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