Inspiration Fund

Inspire Creative Energy!

A gift to the Artspace Inspiration Fund makes an immediate difference by providing support for everyday operations while ensuring that Artspace will thrive for the next generation of art enthusiasts. The Inspiration Fund allows us to sustain the wide variety of programs we offer to artists, students and the community at large. Your gift is an investment in the arts in the Triangle!

“How will my gift make a difference? What does my donation support?”

The answer is everything! From gallery installation to education and outreach programs; artist residencies to professional development opportunities for artists and arts educators, your gift to the Inspiration Fund supports all of Artspace’s activities.


$50 provides art supplies for our Process & Product Program.

P&P is an integrated art experience designed to enhance curricula and consists of students coming to Artspace for a one-hour tour and a one-hour art activity led by a professional teaching artist. During the tour, students learn the history of Artspace, about the exhibiting artists and their work, and interact with studio artists to expand their understanding of the creative process. For the art portion of the program, groups may choose one of three STEAM inspired activities that correlate to Math, Science, and Earth Science curricula. Groups can sign up for P&P’s on Tuesdays – Thursdays from October – May each year.


$100 enables Artspace to pay a professional artist to teach programs like Connect & Create.

Connect & Create is a workshop series that connects artists and families to create works of art together at Artspace. Offered on the third Saturday of every month, the series includes a demo in an Artspace artist’s studio, followed by a fun, family-friendly art activity that participants can take home. The program is open to all ages and each class focuses on a different technique or medium.


$250 helps a child develop their own artistic voice through our Summer Arts Program.

Artspace’s Summer Arts Program offers students ages 5 to 16 the opportunity to work closely with and learn from a professional artist. From mid June through mid August, Artspace offers week-long, half-day courses, including both morning and afternoon sessions. Classes cover a range of media and techniques including drawing, printmaking, sculpture, working with textiles, and more. Artspace currently provides 53 scholarships to our Summer Arts Program.

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$500 allows us to present stipends to exhibiting artists who inspire artistic energy and stir creativity with their artwork.

Artspace currently presents more than 40 exhibitions each year among our galleries, corridors, and satellite locations. We exhibit the work of local, national, and international artists in our two main gallery spaces and Artspace artist members in our upfront/lobby space, corridors, and offsite satellite locations.


$1000 supports a Regional Emerging Artist-in-Resident for one month.

Artspace hosts four Southeastern emerging artists each year through our Regional Emerging Artists Residency Program. The program is open to an artist in his or her early professional career and is chosen from a southeastern regional pool of applicants. The selected artist receives 6-months free studio space, giving him or her time and space to work in an open studio environment and learn from other professional artists in the building. The artist in turn participates in Artspace’s receptions, educational programs, and tours and ends their residency with an exhibition and artist talk.

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For more information on the Artspace Inspiration Fund, please contact Director of Development & Communications Ileana Rodriguez at 919.821.2787 or

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