Since its beginning in 2003, LP has served as a gallery for art exhibitions, organizing multidisciplinary shows, bringing together both young and experienced artists for collective shows. The shows are put together between the artists, the LP crew, and volunteers.As artists we understand the need for an alternative space and platform for showing art as well as fostering community. Our selection criteria for showing work and our emerging curators program is decided with the LP staff and guest curators. Local Project accepts both artist and emerging curator proposals of all genres and mediums on a rolling basis. We evaluate project proposals as a team and base feasibility on available resources. We work closely with the artists in producing of shows, installations and events.
Local Project is a non-profit organization committed to building an educational forum for emerging artists of exceptional vision, and creating synergy between the exhibition of their work and the public. We believe diversity is essential to growth. Founded in 2003 by a group of artists and friends, LP is committed to offering year-round exhibitions, arts mentoring, classes, co- working space, art residencies and bilingual programming, while building bridges with other institutions; LP is creative harbor for all, where artist and community can collaborate towards a richer and fuller development of both.
Spanning 3 spaces and 17 years in Long Island City plus Terminal 1 Gallery in Santiago Chile in 2012, Local Project has hosted over 400 exhibitions featuring more than 2,000 emerging artists from all over the world. Each year, over 1,500 people contribute their voice to the LP experience. Six years ago LP went through the transition of moving out of the landmarked 5Pointz building in LIC into a new space. Our rent tripled and nearly everything needed to change from an organizational standpoint. We are surviving and are still able to provide year-round exhibitions, arts mentoring, classes, and co-working spaces. Today with systems in place, we have our head above water and a have a new and evolving long-term plan for this next decade!