For the second year, Locust Projects will be holding Out of the Box, an initiative to increase exposure to 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. Locust Projects is now accepting proposals from South Florida artists for the 2011 Billboard Project. The project 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. The Deadline for artist submission is April 14, 2011 at 5pm. To find out more about the project email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 305.576.8570. You can also go online to their website www.locustprojects.org.