WaveMaker Grants is made possible by lead support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and is part of the Warhol Foundation's Regional Regranting Program. Part of a national network of Warhol-initiated re-granting programs, WaveMaker Grants is the first in the southeast. For more information about the Warhol Foundation's Regional Regranting Program, please click here.
WaveMaker Grants brings critical support to the growing number of innovative, artist-driven endeavors that make up Miami-Dade County’s burgeoning cultural landscape. WaveMaker Grants focuses on experimental, artist-centric projects and activities that operate without traditional funding sources and outside the demands of the marketplace.
WaveMaker Grants provides monetary awards—individual grants of up to $6,000—to foster the development of non-commercial, non-institutional projects that are accessible to the public via process, presentation, production, or publication, and profoundly impact the critical, intellectual, and creative depth of Miami’s vibrant arts community.
Previously, WaveMaker Grants were administered by Cannonball. Beginning in 2018, Locust Projects will expand their programming to include Cannonball’s WaveMaker Grant and LegalLink programs. “Locust Projects is thankful for Cannonball’s contributions to our artistic community and we look forward to honoring their legacy by presenting these impactful programs at Locust.”
ABOUT LOCUST PROJECTS
Founded by three artists in 1998 in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood, Locust Projects is a Miami-based not-for-profit exhibition space dedicated to providing contemporary visual artists the freedom to experiment with new ideas without the pressures of gallery sales or limitations of conventional exhibition spaces. Local, national and international artists are encouraged to create site-specific installations as an extension of their representative work. Locust Projects supports the local community through educational initiatives and programming that are free to the public.
Locust Projects’ exhibitions and programming are made possible with support from: The Alvah H. and Wyline P. Chapman Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Cowles Charitable Trust; The State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; The National Endowment for the Arts Art Works Grant; Locust Projects Exhibitionist and Significant Others Members.
Founded as LegalArt in 2003 by Carolina Jayaram and Lara O’Neil, Cannonball started with the urgency to support emerging artists by providing free legal services and professional development programs. These initiatives, which were co-presented throughout Miami with partner organizations, were created expressly to professionalize, sustain, and advance artists’ careers. In 2010, Cannonball transitioned from a nomadic arts organization into their first physical home—a 1920s warehouse on the northern edge of downtown Miami.
Cannonball is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3), arts organization dedicated to supporting artists, innovative forms of cultural production, and education to advance critical discourse and understanding of contemporary art practice. Based in downtown Miami, Florida, Cannonball’s artist-centric values are mirrored in its experimental programs, resources, and opportunities that respond to the needs of today’s artists and reflect our efforts to better understand the nuances and textures of South Florida.
The Regional Regranting Program aims to support vibrant, under-the-radar artistic activity by partnering with leading cultural institutions in communities across the country. The program allows the Foundation to reach the sizeable population of informal, non-incorporated artist collectives and to support their alternative gathering spaces, publications, websites, events, and other projects. The Foundation plans to expand this program with partner organizations in areas where the level of on-the-ground, self-organized artistic activity is highest.
The seven re-granting programs, developed and facilitated by organizations in San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, Kansas City, Portland (OR), Miami, and Portland (ME) provide grants for the creation and public presentation of new work.
Partners in the Regranting Network
Alternative Exposure, San Francisco, CA
The Idea Fund, Houston, TX
The Propeller Fund, Chicago, IL
Rocket Grants, Kansas City, MO
Precipice Fund, Portland, OR
The Kindling Fund, Portland, ME
The Grit Fund, Baltimore, MD
Platforms Fund, New Orleans, LA