Locust Projects Expands With Cannonball's WaveMaker And LegalLink Programs

Two of Miami’s important artist resource programs will now be housed at Locust Projects, Miami’s longest-running alternative art space

(Miami, FL):  Locust Projects is pleased to announce the expansion of its programming to include Cannonball’s WaveMaker Grant and LegalLink programs. “We’re thrilled to bring these two significant resources under the umbrella of our programmatic offerings at Locust Projects extending our commitment to serving as a resource and community hub for artists living and working in South Florida,” said Lorie Mertes, Executive Director of Locust Projects.  

“Cannonball has found the perfect partner in Locust Projects to sustain our core programs.  Locust Projects will carry the torch of WaveMaker and LegalLink into a new era.  These programs serve a vital need in the South Florida arts community and will complement Locust’s existing programming and services,” said Carolina Garcia Jayaram, Co-Founder of Cannonball, and Brian Heller, Vice-Chairman.

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Save the Date! 2016 Common Field Convening

The Common Field Convening is a four-day gathering created by and for the field of visual artists' organizations. The convening investigates the contexts and conditions of experimental, non-commercial projects and organizations across the country, exploring existing and emerging structures of support, and providing opportunities for peer-to-peer learning and exchange around practical and value-driven issues in the field. The program includes panels, discussions, skill shares, events, tours, and celebrations throughout the host city. The convening provides a rare opportunity for exchange, resources sharing and cross-pollination for visual arts organizers whose organizations support artists and foster experimental projects that are responsive to and embedded in the places and communities in which they live and work.

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Cannonball Announces Operational Restructuring And Strengthening of Existing Programs

Cannonball is pleased to announce a new direction for the local arts organization. At the end of 2015, the Cannonball Board began evaluating its diverse programming, and each one’s impact on the Miami arts community. It was decided that, in order to maintain the integrity of its mission, and also foster growth and innovation in each program, Cannonball would seek an industry leader to acquire and expand on the Residency and R.A.D. Moving forward, ArtCenter South Florida will have full operational control of these two programs. Cannonball is confident that ArtCenter South Florida’s financial strength and strong community standing will bolster the Residency and R.A.D. Cannonball will refine its focus on its LegalLink and WaveMaker Grants platforms, allowing the organization to execute on what has always been its key mission- supporting artists and innovative forms of cultural production.

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WaveMaker Grants Awards Another $100,000 to Miami-Dade Artists

WaveMaker Grants, the re-granting initiative administered by Miami based non-profit Cannonball, announced its 2016 grantees this week. Fourteen WaveMaker Grants winners were selected from over 100 applicants.  Each WaveMaker grantee was awarded up to $10,000 and $100,000 was awarded in total.  Grants were made in three categories: New Work/Projects Grants support the creation and presentation of new work or projects that are artist-driven, artist-centric, and innovative in concept and form; Long-Haul Projects Grants support the continuation or completion of existing long-term projects; and R&D/Implementation Grants support research and development for ambitious new projects that require a longer planning period.

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WaveMaker Grants Awards $100,000 to Miami-Dade Artsts

Cannonball’s latest initiative, WaveMaker Grants, awarded 15 grants during its Award Ceremony and Reception on Friday, February 13. The event buzzed with anticipation as nearly 100 applicants waited anxiously to hear whether their proposed projects would receive funding of up to $10,000 each. In the end, 15 WaveMaker Grants totaling $100,000 were disbursed to 15 successful grantees.

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Carlos Martiel, Sentence

Sentence, by Artist-in-Residence Carlos Martiel,  is the second work produced through Cannonball’s Commissioning Program.

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