Visual Arts

Locust Projects art space expands programming

George Fishman surveys Ivan Toth Depeña's show ‘The Moment’ at Locust Projects in Miami on Friday, May 20, 2016
George Fishman surveys Ivan Toth Depeña's show ‘The Moment’ at Locust Projects in Miami on Friday, May 20, 2016 skaestle@miamiherald.com

The not-for-profit arts organization Locust Projects is expanding its roster of programs to support visual and experimental artists.

Cannonball’s WaveMaker Grants, a juried program that supports innovative, non-commercial art projects, and LegalLink, a network of pro bono attorneys that assists artists with legal issues and copyright matters, will now be part of the Locust Projects family of offerings.

“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 was founded in 2003 as LegalArt to support emerging artists by providing free legal services and professional development programs.

“Cannonball has found the perfect partner in Locust Projects to sustain our core programs,” said Carolina Garcia Jayaram, co-founder of Cannonball. “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.”

Founded in 1998, the non-for-profit Locust Projects, located at 3852 North Miami Ave., was one of the first arts organizations to open in a former warehouse in the Wynwood district.

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