Now accepting applications for the 2015 season!

How CSA STL works

Artists will be selected by a jury of art professionals. Participating artists will receive a $1,500 stipend, great connections to local collectors, and promotional support. Selected artists will create 50 pieces for the program. Multiples are encouraged. Creative ideas that translate your practice into this format or connect to themes like sustainability, farming, or food are also welcome. Possible examples include a limited edition run of a vinyl 7", a run of screen prints, a series of ceramic tea cups, a limited edition run of photographs, tickets to an upcoming performance or event, letterpress editions of a poem or short story, or even 50 small original paintings. Collaborations between artists or work by collectives are also welcome.

Interested collectors will purchase a share (aka a membership or a subscription) and in return receive three boxes of locally produced artwork at intervals this season. The pick-up events will be co-hosted by local organizations, will feature music, food, and entertainment, and will provide an opportunity for artists and members to interact.

To apply for consideration, please submit the following materials via email to by February 28, 2015:

  • Resume, artist statement, and a proposal for the work that you would create for the project as a single PDF document, in that order. Keep in mind that the work needs to be limited to the CSA (i.e. one of a kind objects, or limited edition runs of the work) and you will need to create 50 pieces. Why is this work a good fit for CSA STL? How will this work fit in to your current practice?  (resume, statement, and proposal should be kept to one page each)

  • Samples of your current work sent as separate email attachments:


MUSICIANS: 3 MP3 audio files (images must also be included to illustrate format and packaging).

PERFORMING ARTS – VIDEO: Provide links to 3–5 video examples of your work hosted at an outside site.  For example, YouTube, Vimeo, etc.

WRITERS: Please provide 3-5 writing samples in PDF format. (if applicable, images must also be included to illustrate format and packaging).


  • Proposed work must be completed by June 15, 2015
  • Full stipend will be made payable after completion of the work
  • Work should be easily transportable and must be delivered to CSA STL
  • Works should be something made exclusively for the CSA share
  • Artists are encouraged to attend future CSA events, including pick-up parties to meet our members
  • For questions regarding the program or application process, contact

CSA STL timeline 2015

  • Submissions due: February 28
  • Artists notified: mid-March
  • Work completed:  June 15
  • Pick-up #1: mid-July
  • Pick-up #2: mid-August
  • Pick-up #3: mid-September

This timeline is subject to change

This local project is modeled on the Community Supported Art program in Minnesota, created by and Springboard for the Arts.