2019 Community Supported Art (CSA) Program Call for Applications

The Arts Partnership (TAP) is excited to launch its eighth season of producing the Community Supported Art (CSA) Program in the Metro.

Modeled after the Community Supported Agriculture program, TAP’s CSA also operates under the goals of being local, sustainable and community-driven. The motivation: introduce arts supporters to local artists and help build audiences and purchasers for their work.

We invite performing artists, visual artists, writers and artisans to participate in this application process. Selected artists receive a baseline stipend of $1,050 to assist with the production costs for the performance or of the take-home artwork for 35 shareholders.

 If more than 35 shares are sold, additionally compensation is provided to those artists and artisans producing take-home art, up to a total of 50 shares.  See 2019 CSA Guidelines and Application for additional details.
Markus Krueger shows off his block and tools for his CSA print. 2016

Markus Krueger shows off his block and tools for his CSA print. 2016

The stipend, of course, is only a small portion of the benefit of participating in this program. Artists will be introduced to invested shareholders plus their guests – shareholders 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.

Here’s a list of CSA Artists Seasons 2012-2018 that have participated in previous CSA seasons.

The Arts Partnership will hold informational meetings at the end of July and early August so that artists can learn more about this program:

Wednesday, July 25 8 am to 9 am
Thursday, July 26 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Monday, July 30 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Thursday, August 2   8 am to 9 am

All meetings will be held at APT, TAP’s arts incubator located at 225 4th Avenue North in Fargo.

Questions? Contact Tania Blanich, Director of Operations, at tania@theartspartnership.net or 701.237.6133

Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Monday, August 27, 2018

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. You do not need to be a current Primary Artist Partner of The Arts Partnership to apply.

Selected artists will be notified by Friday, August 31. The selection committee reserves the right to put out another call for artists if necessary.

If you are selected, we hope you will join us for the final CSA 2018 party in late September, where we will announce next year’s share artists. More information to follow upon acceptance.

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.

The Low Brass Quintet from the Fargo Moorhead Area Youth Symphonies. 2013



Actors and playwright Raymond Rea getting ready to do a reading from Ray’s play under incubation with Theatre B. 2014

An edible garden from culinary artist Nancy Olson. July 2015