Digital Commissions : Funded Exhibition Opportunity / Calls & Submissions
March 3, 2024
Organization Name: Locust Projects
Organization Location: Miami, Fl
Type: Calls & Submissions
Locust Projects invites local, national, and international artists to apply for the opportunity to propose ambitious multi-layered digital projects that respond to the hybridity and flexibility of Locust Projects’ physical space and various presenting platforms from onsite, galleries, interior or exterior surfaces, on screens, or online.
These projects can be new proposals, current works-in-progress, or existing works that need support for their evolution or next iteration.
Proposals are reviewed by a rotating panel comprised of local, national and international artists known for working with digital technologies. Locust Projects provides selected artists with curatorial guidance, production budget, artist W.A.G.E. fee, documentation, and a live/work residency opportunity.Fees and production budgets to be determined based upon the final presentation space/format. As a W.A.G.E. certified organization we maintain minimums or above fee standards.
DIGITAL COMMISSIONS OPEN CALL OPPORTUNITY
Realization of ambitious multi-layered digital projects whether new, existing works in progress, or even the future evolution of a previous project
Community engagement with the public through public programs or activations (i.e. conversation, metaverse activation, performance, or a series of activations (in-person or online)
an in-depth interview on the Locust Projects Closer Look blog https://www.locustprojectscloserlook.org/
Opportunity to participate in the Locust Projects studio residency the possibility of a live/work opportunity for the duration of up to 6 months.
DIGITAL COMMISSIONS RESOURCES AND SUPPORT
Fees and production budgets to be determined based upon the final presentation space/format. As a W.A.G.E. certified organization we maintain minimums or above fee standards.
Production Budget Ranges from $1,000 to $5,000 (may include but is not limited to: production/fabrication, equipment and technology rental, materials, professional/technical support, installation/construction labor, assistants, shipping, de-installation) Final budget determined based upon dates, proposal scope and scale of project.
Artist Fee. Ranges from $500 to $3,100 depending on space, scope and scale following W.A.G.E. standards. Artists may use the Artist Fee at their discretion.
Basic infrastructure provided by Locust Projects includes access to use existing tool and av equipment inventory, up to 24 hours preparator labor/assistance for install/de-install, signage, installation documentation, and promotional support.
Accommodations, travel and per diem are provided to out of town artists. Includes $50 per diem stipend for out-of-town artists # of days to be determined; and stipend towards roundtrip, coach-class flights or car rental equivalent, and ground transport to and from airport with receipts available to artists that live 150 miles away from Miami (above and beyond travel expenses are applied to production budget) as well as temporary studio work space at Locust Projects and accommodations for up to six months in the Locust Projects residence.
THE SELECTION PROCESS
Proposals are reviewed by a rotating panel of artists and professionals with a background working in art + technology. The following criteria will be used during the review process:
Conceptual strength of the proposal, ambitious ideas, scale and/or use of technology and digital innovation within the proposal.
Strength of past work
Unique or innovative approach to transforming or activating LP’s space and /or the use of technology as a source of production and extension of the artist’s practice
Feasibility of proposed project and related programs within budget and logistical concerns, ADA accessibility required (if applicable)
Compelling and innovative approach to contemporary artistic practice, societal concerns, and/or community impact
Locust Projects is proud to be W.A.G.E. Certified (Working Artists in the Greater Economy), ensuring that we have and we will continue to compensate artists fairly, at, or above, minimum W.A.G.E. fees For more information on W.A.G.E. certification, click here.
View examples of previous digital projects here* – Jen Clay, Leo Castañeda, Indranil Choudhury and Tara Aliya Kesavan (LAB MFA), and Joelle Dietrick and Owen Mundy.
*note these projects were commissions for specific galleries, all but Jen Clay were in our previous location This Digital Commission open call is also seeking broader applications, platforms and creative activations of physical and digital spaces.