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Out of the Box: The Billboard Project

A Liam Gillick Billboard. Courtesy of the artist and Locust Projects, Miami.

Hear ye hear ye… Locust Projects, Miami’s premier non profit art space famous for providing contemporary visual artists the opportunity to experiment with new ideas and methods to produce site specific installations without the limitations imposed by conventional exhibition spaces or economic mores is pleased to announce the second year of Out of the Box, an initiative in line with Locust’s mandate of seeking to facilitate creativity without parameters that increases exposure to and of contemporary art by sponsoring projects in public locations throughout Miami.

The program launched with the Billboard Project in December 2010, for which internationally renowned artist Liam Gillick was commissioned to produce artwork for billboards, bus shelters and bus backs surrounding Miami’s Design District and Miami Beach.

Since three days now, Locust Projects is accepting proposals from South Floridian artists for this year’s Billboard Project, a project which aims to challenge the billboard as a tool for commercial advertising while giving artists an opportunity to reconsider their own working methods. The Billboard Project will launch in November 2011, with a reception for the artist during the week of Art Basel Miami Beach.


Application instructions:

1 Artist resume or CV. Please include artist contact information.

2 Project proposal, including budget for supplies.

(Locust Projects will budget billboard leasing, printing and installation fees)

3 Images/renderings of proposed artwork for:

Two, 14 x 48′ billboards (Design for each billboard may be identical, or vary)

One design for bus shelters

One design for bus backs

Images should be submitted on CD in jpeg format, 72 dpi AND in printed form

4 6-10 images of previous work

Images on CD in jpeg format, 72 dpi

5 Caption list of proposed work and previous work


Send / deliver materials to:

Locust Projects

Attention: The Billboard Project

155 NE 38th Street #100, Miami, FL 33137


Please note that Locust projects CAN NOT accept submissions by email. Applicants who do not submit all the required items may be excluded from the review process.  Materials will not be returned and applications must be received before 5pm on April 14, 2011.

For further information: Email. / Tel. 305.576.8570

The Billboard Project is made possible with major support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

This post was contributed by Thomas Hollingworth.

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Out of the Box: The Billboard Project