Understanding that the most critical and limiting component in an artist’s career is being able to afford space to create, CAF started a program to help artists land studio space in commercial vacancies—for free.

These spaces help the landlord through awareness of the location, involve the surrounding community with an open door policy, and provide emerging/mid-career artists with much-needed space to create. Executing on this mission, we have partnered with Kimco Realty to launch a Sprouting Space at their Wilton River Park Shopping Center.  


Step 1


What kinds of working limitations have you encountered during your career as an artist? Explain your current studio situation or lack thereof.

Step 2


Tell us more about yourself, your inspiration, your growth, and your work. Be sure to include proof of Fairfield County address. 

Step 3

Work Samples

Show us your work, including any community or education based collaborations. Attach link to portfolio and/or samples of work.


Selection will be made by a jury of curators, museum directors, and/or collectors. Early bird registration highly encouraged.  The winning artist will be announced by December 5th, 2017 and must be able to attend the launch party.

Early Decision Deadline: Nov. 10th, 2017

Last Chance Deadline: Nov. 25th, 2017