Inspiration Fund

Please consider a donation to the Inspiration Fund today.  

Your gift will make a difference! 

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 Artspace and in the role we play inspiring cultural vitality in Raleigh and Wake County.

Many ask, “How will my gift make a difference? What can 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 5th grade Process & Product Program.

This tour and hands-on art activity encourages students to examine the entire creative process at work and how culture and creativity relate to our daily lives. Specifically designed to follow the Social Studies 5th grade curriculum, a professional artist works with the students to integrate an art project with the students’ current course work. The process of art is revealed in a tour of Artspace’s galleries and artist studios. The product of art is revealed through the hands-on art activity. Process & Product has become a well-known and established program among area classroom teachers and a successful partnership with the Wake County School System.


$100 enables Artspace to place a professional artist, trained through the Artspace teacher-training program, into an outreach project that reaches children where they live and learn.

Artspace partners with several organizations as part of our Community Outreach efforts.  We worked with the students at Hope Elementary School for four consecutive years, helping to build their art program and connect their students with the creative process. Artspace has also collaborated with the Brentwood Boys & Girls Club and the Raleigh Girls Club for the past several years.  Students at both locations have been exposed to a variety of art forms including weaving, screen printing, mask making, painting, poetry, felting, and more!  All our projects are designed in conjunction with our partner organizations’ staff to ensure that they complement the curriculum the students are engaged with.


$250 helps a child explore art in our galleries and develop their own artistic voice through our educational programs.

Artspace currently provides 50 scholarships to our Summer Arts Program. Artspace serves over 600 children throughout the course of our eight-week summer program. These children study a variety of media, from oil to clay and acrylic to fiber, all while our Summer Artist-in-Residence works in Gallery One in an open studio format fully accessible to our students and visitors.


$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, lobby, and hallways. We exhibit the work of nationally and internationally known artists in Gallery One and the work of emerging artists or artists taking a different direction with their work in Gallery Two. Artspace artists display their work in the Upfront Gallery, lobby, and hallways throughout the year.


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

Artspace hosts four North Carolina emerging artists a 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 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.

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