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Artspace CSA Call for Art

Call for Artists

Third Annual CSA

Deadline to Apply: Fall 2017


The final selection of artwork for the 2015-2016 Artspace CSA includes work from artists (from left and top to bottom) Andie Freeman, Allison Tierney, Kenia Brea, Gab Corter, Sue Soper, Pati Reis, Caitlin Cary, and Keith Norval.


Artspace member artists will be selected to participate in our second annual CSA.  The resulting 40 shares of the CSA contain one work of art from each artist. Participating artists will be paid a $1000 stipend.

How our CSA (Community Supported Art) works:

Selected artists will create a series of 40 original works of art for the program – multiples are encouraged, however creative ideas that translate your practice into this format are also welcome. For example an edition of screen-prints, a series of small tea cups, a run of photographs, or even a collection of small original paintings. Collaborations between artists or work by collectives are also welcome.

To support the production of their series of works, each of the participating artists will receive a $1,000 stipend.

Interested collectors will purchase a share (aka a “membership” or a “subscription”) and in return receive a box of locally produced artwork. The pick-up event will connect the artists with the collectors in our community.

Many other communities have engaged in programs similar to the Artspace CSA, but ours is the first of its kind in Raleigh.

Learn more about Art CSAs in this 2013 article from the New York Times.


Completed series of artworks by (bottom to top, from left) Alison Tierney, Kenia Brea, Andie Freeman, Gab Corter, and Keith Norval are arranged to be wrapped for presentation.


Benefits of the CSA program include:

For Artists

Support for the creation of new work

Establish relationships with local collectors and patrons

Participate in an exciting new model of art support and distribution!

For CSA Members:

Receive multiple works from local emerging and mid-career artists at a fantastic value!

Develop relationships with the local artists and art community

Discover new artists and explore a variety of disciplines

Support local artist’s careers and a vibrant community

To Apply:

Digital submissions should be emailed to Director of Artistic programs, Annah Lee at alee@artspacenc.org.

Please include:

8 images of your current work (72dpi, no more that 1mb/image).

At least one image of your proposed project.

Brief (1 page) artist statement that includes a description of your proposed project and your interest in participating in the CSA.

Resume (2 page max).

Dates to Keep in Mind:

Deadline to apply: Fall 2017

Selected artists will be notified in early November

Finished artwork due: February 2018

The Artspace CSA shares, packed in tote bags hand-screened by Ahpeele, are all wrapped up and ready to go!