We invite performing artists, visual artists, writers and artisans to provide their creative services to The Arts Partnership’s Community Supported Art program.
The program, modeled after the Community Supported Agriculture program, also operates under the goals of being local, sustainable and community-driven. Selected artists receive a stipend to assist with production costs for take-home art or performances.
The stipend is only a small portion of the benefit of participating. Artists are introduced to invested shareholders plus their guests – enthusiastic participants who will spread the word about your talents. Past CSA artists have received commissions, been offered adjunct teaching positions, created solo exhibitions and been contacted for additional art solely from the CSA experience.
Throughout the CSA season, up to 50 shareholders receive a total of 6 artworks and performances over 3 events held in May, July and September. Over the past 10 seasons, we have paid $99,250 to more than 70 artists, artist groups and arts organizations. Approximately 200 shareholders and their guests have participated in the program, many over multiple seasons.
DEADLINE: 5 p.m. Friday, August 28, 2020
***Send all application materials electronically to Tania Blanich, Director of Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visual artists, artisans, writers/poets, and performing artists and organizations from the region. Any artist or entity that has participated in a previous CSA program must wait two CSA seasons before applying again. (For example, 2018 participants can apply for the program this year, but 2020 participants cannot apply until the 2023 season.)
Performing artists or arts groups receive a $1,000 stipend for a 15- to 20-minute performance.
Visual artists and artisans receive a stipend of $40 per art share produced, with a guaranteed minimum of 35 shares or $1,400. A maximum of 50 shares will be sold.
Guidelines and Selection Criteria
A good departure point for your proposal would be a connection, however subtle, to the theme of the CSA (think “local,” “harvest” and “bounty”). However, such a connection is not required for your proposal to be considered.
The selection committee considers the following when reviewing applications:
Please note: the proposed work must be exclusive to this CSA program until 6 months after your CSA party date.
Questions regarding the program or application process, contact Tania Blanich, Director of Operations, at email@example.com.
Required Application Materials are to be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: The selection committee reserves the right to ask for modifications before accepting your work.
Visual Artists and Artisans
Applications received after 5 pm on the deadline will not be considered.
Selected artists will be notified by Friday, September 4. The selection committee reserves the right to put out another call for artists if necessary.
Note: You do not need to be a current Primary Partner of The Arts Partnership, but if you are selected, you are asked to apply to become one.
The Arts Partnership purchased the Community Supported Art template from Springboard for the Arts in St. Paul and adapted it to best fit our community.