WaveMaker at Locust Projects supports Miami’s visionary artists with incubator grants for innovative projects that are shared with the public in unconventional spaces.
Since 2015, WaveMaker has awarded $570,000 in funding to 116 of Miami’s visionary artists. Grantees receive up to $6,000 each in three categories: New Work / Projects, Long-Haul Projects, and Research & Development + Implementation. In the spirit of Locust Projects’ artist-driven mission, WaveMakers experiment and take risks, creating innovative work that is shared with the public in unconventional spaces.
WaveMaker is made possible by lead support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts' Regional Regranting Program, a network of 32 partner organizations across the country. Founded in 2015 by the former nonprofit Cannonball, WaveMaker has been administered by Locust Projects, Miami’s longest running nonprofit alternative art space, since 2017.
For more about WaveMaker Grants, please visit www.wavemakergrants.org.
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts’ Regional Regranting Program was established in 2007 to recognize and support the movement of independently organized, public-facing, artist-centered activity that animates local and regional art scenes but that lies beyond the reach of traditional funding sources. The program is administered by non-profit visual art centers across the United States that work in partnership with the Foundation to fund artists’ experimental projects and collaborative undertakings.
The 32 regranting programs provide grants of up to $10,000 for the creation and presentation of new work. Programs are developed and facilitated by organizations in:
Albuquerque - 516 ARTS: Fulcrum Fund
Atlanta - Atlanta Contemporary Nexus Fund
Baltimore - Baltimore Arts Realty Corporation: GRIT Fund
Chicago - 3Arts: Ignite Fund
Cleveland - SPACES: The Satellite Fund
Detroit - CultureSource: Flourish Fund
Indianapolis - Big Car Collaborative: Power Plant Grant
Knoxville (TN) - Tri-Star Arts: Current Art Fund
Los Angeles - LACE Lightning Fund
Medford (MA) - Tufts University Art Gallery: Collective Futures Fund
Milwaukee - The Open, Poor Farm: The Open Fund
Minneapolis - Midway Contemporary Art: Visual Arts Fund
New Orleans - Antenna & Ashé Cultural Arts Center: Platforms Fund
Newark - Newark Artist Accelerator
Philadelphia - Temple Contemporary: The Velocity Fund
Portland (ME) - SPACE Gallery: The Kindling Fund
Portland (OR) - Portland Institute for Contemporary Art: Precipice Fund
Providence - Interlace Grant Fund
Raleigh (NC) - Visual Art Exchange: Snapdragon Fund
Saint Louis - The Luminary: Futures Fund
San Francisco - Southern Exposure: Alternative Exposure
San Juan, PR - Beta Local: Maquina Simple
Seattle - Collective Power Fund
Tucson (AZ) - MOCA Tucson: Night Bloom Grants
Washington DC - Washington Project for the Arts: Wherewithal Grants
NOW ON VIEW! Jen Clay: Eyes of the Skin. September 16-November 4, Wed-Sat 11am-5pm.
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