Representing a continuing partnership with the Charlotte Street Foundation that dates to 1999, the Artspace continues to host this annual award exhibition on a triennial basis with the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. The 2022 Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Awards represents the Artspace’s ninth CSF award exhibition.

Since 1997, Charlotte Street’s Visual Artist Award has supported 100 outstanding visual artists living in Kansas City through annual, unrestricted cash awards, with a total of $751,500 distributed directly to visual artists. These competitive awards recognize locally based artists who are creating outstanding artwork and show great accomplishment and promise. These awards provide financial support, critical attention, and increased exposure for these artists with the aim of fostering their continued artistic and professional development.