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Grants to Florida Artists, Arts Professionals, Collectives,
and Artist-Run Venues for Public Art Projects

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Locust Projects

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Grants of up to $6,000 to Florida artists, arts professionals, collectives, and artist-run venues for publicly accessible art projects in eligible regions. Funding is intended to support innovative art projects that are accessible to the public during any or all stages of production, publication, process, or presentation. Eligible applicants are those that are located in Miami-Dade County.

Each year, WaveMaker at Locust Projects awards grant funding to artists, curators, and collectives across Miami-Dade County in the following three categories:

New Work / Projects: Grants to support artist-centric new work / projects.   

Long-Haul Projects: Grants to support the implementation, continuation, or completion of a long-term project. This category values the time, focus, and determination required to pursue long-term artistic endeavors.

R&D / Implementation: Grants to support research and development for ambitious new projects that benefit from a longer planning period. After the R&D phase, grantees are encouraged to apply for up to $4,000 in funding to implement their projects.

All projects must be accessible to the public via process, presentation, production, or publication. Presentations are intended to take place in non-traditional, non-institutional spaces, and not in nonprofit museums or commercial galleries.

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GrantWatch ID#: 148130

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Estimated Size of Grant:

- New Work/ Projects: Grants up to $6,000
- Long-Haul Projects: Grants up to $6,000
- R&D / Implementation: Grants up to $2,000. After the R&D phase, grantees are encouraged to apply for up to $4,000 in funding to implement their projects.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Visual artists, curators, creative / arts writers, cultural organizers, collectives, collaboratives, partnerships, and independent artist-run spaces residing within Miami-Dade County are eligible to apply. If applying as a collective, the artistic group can be long-standing or created specifically for this project. Please identify one participant to serve as the lead contact for the project. Non-profit organizations are NOT eligible.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Upcoming WaveMaker info sessions:
- January 26: Virtual Info Session #1 + Q&A with Onajide Shabaka & Lauren Shapiro
- February 23: Virtual Info Session #2 + Q&A with past Juror
- March 30: Virtual Info Session #3 + Q&A with LegalARTLink

Click here to register for Virtual Info Session #1:

Pre-Application Information:

- February 1: WaveMaker Applications Open
- April 2: WaveMaker Applications Close

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To Apply:

If you have questions about WaveMaker Grants after reviewing all available materials, please contact the WaveMaker Coordinator at

Locust Projects
3852 N. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33127


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