Chashama is facilitating the purchase of two sculptures for a newly renovated residential lobby space. These pieces may be pre-existing, or may be made for the space. The lobby is beautiful, filled with light, white stone and light-colored wood. The ceilings are 15' and the pedestals for the artwork are each approximately 5'x6', but are irregularly shaped; please see diagrams below.

Large scale, free-standing abstract work produced using archival materials strongly preferred.


Please read all information below before before submitting a proposal.

Deadline for Consideration: October 14th 2018 - 11:59PM.
 

 
Materials You Will Need For Applying:
 

  • CV in PDF form
  • One reference (someone you have worked with or who knows you as an artist)
  • Brief Artist Statement/Bio (500 words or less)
  • Images of the pieces. If existing pieces: multiple views with good lighting. If proposed new works: sketches (multiple views) and photos of previous sculptures using the proposed techniques.
  • If new works: timeline for completion.
  • Prices.

  
 


  


Thank you for your interest in Chashama’s Space to Present Program. This application form is specific to multiple upcoming installation-art window display spaces in the Diamond District (West 47th St., Manhattan). Please read all the information about these spaces before applying. This is a paid opportunity, with a stipend of $2000.

*In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, we seek to highlight the work of artists who are survivors of breast cancer, or may currently be fighting breast cancer. This opportunity is made possible in part due to the generosity of the UBCF. Artwork does not have to focus on the artist's breast cancer experience. 

Payment: 

  • Artists will be paid a stipend of $2000 for the installation.  


Timeline:

  • Deadline for submissions is October 14, 2018 at 11:59pm. 
  • After completion of the installations, an opening reception for the artists and guests will be held at a space down the block from the windows.
  • Installations will remain on view for six months. 



Notes about this Space:

  • It receives heavy foot traffick in the heart of New York's Diamond District.
  • There are multiple windows available, including: glass doorways, eye-level display cases, 12' two-tiered flat windows.
  • Windows span across three store fronts. A "window plan" can be seen here of 4, 8, & 10 W 47th St.: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ciX9jzzf4A6vGu5XAU249jbXPlXND8Sr/view?usp=sharing
  • At least 5 artists will be selected to install site-specific installations in Zones designated within the building. Zones indicated on window plan are for planning reference only, as the spaces may be divided differently based on the needs of the selected artists.
  • Artwork will be visible to the public through the windows of the space only.
  • Artists should be prepared to work with the unique character of the space. 
  • The interior of the space is extremely dusty and dirty; it will not be fully cleaned prior to installation. 
  • Photos of some of the interior of the space here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Eu370hH8nD40Jjr9aYyN4kbmIQni_R1d/view?usp=sharing  and  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Bewj-tdiYmCvMs2Y4MG_PjXrbUDcJWKQ/view?usp=sharing 
  • The windows will be scraped and cleaned before the premiere of the installations.
  • This space is not suitable for delicate artworks that are sensitive to the elements.
  • Artists will have approximately one week to install their work.
  • We are seeking bold, exciting installations, free-standing sculptures, and dioramas that are modular or otherwise malleable, and can be made site-specific. 


What You Should Know Before Applying:
 

  • In all of Chashama's Space to Present locations, any work visible from the street (through windows, et cetera) must be appropriate for all ages.
  • Exhibitors are fully responsible for the installation and deinstallation of their presentation and for setting up any technical equipment or displays for their own presentations. Chashama does not provide hanging materials, tools or AV equipment.  
  • Not all proposals can be accepted, and we are unable to respond to all applicants. You will be contacted only if your proposal is accepted or if we have additional questions.



Materials You Will Need For Applying:
 

  • CV in PDF form
  • One reference (someone you have worked with or who knows you as an artist)
  • Proposal (1500 words or less)
  • 5 images of recent work (.jpg, .png, .tiff)  that relate to the proposal. A layout sketch would be helpful.



  

Thank you for your interest in Chashama’s Space to Present Program. This application form is specific to multiple upcoming installation-art window display spaces in the Diamond District (West 47th St., Manhattan). 5 artists will be selected to install site-specific installations in "Zones" to be designated within the building, viewable through the glass front. Please read all the information about these spaces before applying. This is a paid opportunity.

 
Timeline:
 

  • Deadline for submissions is October 14, 2018 at 11:59pm. 
  • After completion of the installations, an opening reception for the artists and guests will be held at a space down the block from the windows.
  • Installations will remain on view for six months. 



Notes about this Space:
 

  • It receives heavy foot traffick in the heart of New York's Diamond District.
  • There are multiple windows available, including: glass doorways, eye-level display cases, 12' two-tiered flat windows.
  • Windows span across three store fronts. A "window plan" can be seen here of 4, 8, & 10 W 47th St.: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ciX9jzzf4A6vGu5XAU249jbXPlXND8Sr/view?usp=sharing
  • At least 5 artists will be selected to install site-specific installations in Zones designated within the building. Zones indicated on window plan are for planning reference only, as the spaces may be divided differently based on the needs of the selected artists.
  • Artwork will be visible to the public through the windows of the space only.
  • Artists should be prepared to work with the unique character of the space. 
  • The interior of the space is extremely dusty and dirty; it will not be fully cleaned prior to installation. 
  • Photos of some of the interior of the space here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Eu370hH8nD40Jjr9aYyN4kbmIQni_R1d/view?usp=sharing  and  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Bewj-tdiYmCvMs2Y4MG_PjXrbUDcJWKQ/view?usp=sharing
  • The windows will be scraped and cleaned before the premiere of the installations.
  • This space is not suitable for delicate artworks that are sensitive to the elements.
  • Artists will have approximately one week to install their work.
  •  We are seeking bold, exciting installations, free-standing sculptures, and dioramas that are modular or otherwise malleable, and can be made site-specific.  

 
What You Should Know Before Applying:
 

  • In all of Chashama's Space to Present locations, any work visible from the street (through windows, et cetera) must be appropriate for all ages.
  • Exhibitors are fully responsible for the installation and deinstallation of their presentation and for setting up any technical equipment or displays for their own presentations. Chashama does not provide hanging materials, tools or AV equipment.  
  • Not all proposals can be accepted, and we are unable to respond to all applicants. You will be contacted only if your proposal is accepted or if we have additional questions.

 

Materials You Will Need For Applying:
 

  • CV in PDF form
  • One reference (someone you have worked with or who knows you as an artist)
  • Proposal (1500 words or less)
  • 5 images of recent work (.jpg, .png, .tiff)  that relate to the proposal. A layout sketch would be helpful.
     


Chashama is seeking submissions from Long Island City artists to exhibit their work in a window art box at the sales gallery of the GALERIE, a new luxury condominium (22-22 Jackson Ave, Long Island City). The art box is conveniently located across the street from MoMA PS1. Artists will have their work on display for 4 month periods and receive a stipend. Similar to our lobby program, Chashama will deliver, install, and return the work to the artist's studio in the LIC area. 

 

Measurements of the space are as follows:

  • 7'2" wide
  • 11'8" tall
  • 2'7" deep 
LIC GALERIE FLOORPLAN  



 What You Should Know Before Applying:

  • Only Long Island City artists will be considered. 
  • This is a paid opportunity.
  • All pieces should be ready to hang (paper works should be framed, canvases should be wired.)
  • One or more pieces may be selected to exhibit.
  • Pieces are on loan for a 4 month period.
  • All pieces should be family friendly.
  • Pieces should be at most 3 feet in width and 4 feet in height.
  • Artist should be available for a studio visit. 
  • All sales of work are made through the artist and not Chashama or the building. Artist keeps 100% of any sales. 


 Materials You Will Need For Applying:

  • CV in PDF form
  • Artist Biography (100 words at most)
  • Artist Statement (1500 words or less)
  • 5 or more images (.jpg, .png, .tiff)  that relate to the artist statement
  • Preferred dates for presentation


 Chashama Offers: 

  • Delivery & return of work in the LIC area. 
  • Installation of work. 
  • Website listings and social media exposure.


 All questions and inquiries should be made directly to Chashama at programs@chashama.org and not the building itself. 

Thank you for your interest in Chashama’s Space to Present Program. This application form is specific to the venue 273 Bleecker St. Please read all the notes about this space before applying.


First deadline, for consideration for September timeslot: Wednesday, August 8th at noon.

Floorplan here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1trX6V8yr0VGjc4B49KHSQxPH-P_0oaIH/view?usp=sharing


Notes about this Space:

  • The space is approximately 2,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space with storage space in the rear.
  • The ceilings are low; 7.5'. Nothing may be hung from the ceiling, except with special permissions and planning.
  • Due to the size (and the wide floorplan) of the space, group shows and shows that include sculptures are preferred.
  • There is a 15'x8' booth built into the space (see floorplan) which could be used as a project room, screening room, et cetera.
  • The exterior windows retain the signage of the prior business; this signage will not be removed.
  • Additional security is provided by a roll down gate; you will need to be physically capable of operating a roll-down gate, or have an assistant who can do so.
  • The restroom in this space is not ADA-compliant.
  • No loud noise after 8pm.


What You Should Know Before Applying:

  • Programming of this space will begin immediately. Proposals that are ready to go will be given preference.
  • Not all proposals can be programmed and we are unable to respond to all applicants. You will be contacted only if your proposal is accepted or if we have additional questions.
  • In all of Chashama's Space to Present locations, any work visible from the street (through windows, et cetera) must be appropriate for all ages.
  • This venue requires a refundable $200 deposit for the use of the space.
  • Exhibitors are responsible for scheduling and staffing 25-30 public open hours per week.
  • Exhibitors are fully responsible for the installation and deinstallation of their presentation and for setting up any technical equipment or displays for their own presentations. Chashama does not provide hanging materials or tools. 
  • Exhibitors are responsible for leaving the space as they found it; Chashama provides materials for restoration.


Materials You Will Need For Applying:

  • CV in PDF form
  • One reference (someone you have worked with or who knows you as an artist or curator)
  • Presentation Proposal (1500 words or less)
  • Artist Statement (1500 words or less)
  • 5 images of recent work (.jpg, .png, .tiff)  that relate to the proposal. If proposal is for a site-specific installation, one of the 5 images should be a layout sketch. For video work, include 5 stills and a link to externally-hosted videos.
  • Preferred dates for presentation.


Thank you for your interest in Chashama's Lobby Exhibition Program. 

Lobby proposals are accepted on a rolling basis, and will be kept on file for two years as Chashama actively attempts to program them. 

Currently we’re looking for large paintings and framed photographs/other works on paper to be hung in lobbies throughout Midtown Manhattan. Lobbies include: 4 Times Square, 1155 Avenue of the Americas, 1133 Avenue of the Americas, 675 Third Ave, and 733 Third Ave.

What You Should Know Before Applying:

  • Pieces are on loan for a 3 month period.
  • All pieces should be family friendly.
  • Pieces should be at least 4 feet in width and 5 feet in height.
  • Work larger than 4'x5' is encouraged!
  • Pieces should be able to have d-rings easily attached to the back of them.
  • Artist should be available for a studio visit. 
  • All sales of work are made through the artist and not Chashama or the building. Artist keeps 100% of any sales.  

Materials You Will Need For Applying:

  • CV in PDF form
  • One Reference
  • Artist Biography
  • Artist Statement (1500 words or less)
  • 5-10 images of recent work (.jpg, .png, .tiff)  that relate to the artist statement
  • Preferred dates for presentation

Chashama Offers: 

  • Delivery & return of work in the NYC area.
  • Installation of work. 
  • Design and print for run of postcards.
  • Website listings and social media exposure.
  • Lobby reception if applicable at site. 

All questions and inquiries should be made directly to Chashama at programs@chashama.org and not the lobbies themselves.  

Thank you for your interest in Chashama's Space to Connect - Washington Heights program. 

Chashama in collaboration with Shamah Properties is offering Work Space to artists for free in exchange for creating and delivering dynamic educational and/or cultural programming for the residents of 535-539 West 162nd Street.  

Washington Heights based artists who are committed to practicing their art while also engaging, teaching and inspiring the local community are encouraged to apply.  Long term Washington Heights based artists receive priority in this program. 

About the Workspaces: 

•4 ground floor workspaces have been newly renovated  

•Each space includes windows and access to a bathroom 

•The workspaces are located at 539 West 162nd Street  

•The Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center, NY Presbyterian Hospital, Colombia University Medical Centers, Word Up Bookstore and PS 4 are all nearby  

•Closest train stops - 163rd St (C) or 157th/168th St (1) 


About the Community Programming: 

•Each artist will offer 1 workshop per month, 12 per year 

•The workshops will be held in the lobby of 539 West 162nd Street

•Many residents speak Spanish as their primary language, so most workshops will be held either in Spanish or bilingually - English/Spanish. 

Required Materials: 

  • Resume or CV
  • 5-8 Images or video of recent work 
  • 3 professional references - name, contact information, and how you know each other 
  • Description of your artistic practice - include materials, methods, typical size of work, etc.  
  • Description of your past experience with creative community involvement (ex. teaching  experience, community work, public art with community participation, hosting workshops, hosting community events, etc.) Please include dates and locations if possible. 
  • Documentation of photos/videos you might have of your previous creative   community involvement. 
  • Description of your approach to artistic community work. 
  • Proposal for community programming.  A complete proposal will include (1) a clear description of your workshop/class/program ideas, (2) age ranges best suited for your program and (3) a brief materials list. 

Important things to note

• Proposed workshops should be able to work within the lobby space available - There is room for a maximum of 3 folding tables. 

• There is a very limited program budget, however access to Materials for the Arts is available

Please do not hesitate to reach out to spacetoconnect@chashama.org if you have any issues or questions regarding this form.  We are happy to support you throughout the application process. 



 Thank you for your interest in Chashama's Space to Connect - Fordham-Bedford program.

Chashama, in collaboration with Fordham-Bedford Housing Corporation, is offering free Work Space to artists in exchange for creating and delivering dynamic educational and/or cultural programming for the residents of the Fordham-Bedford community. 

Bronx based artists who are committed to practicing their art while also engaging, teaching, and inspiring the local community are encouraged to apply. Long term Bronx based artists receive priority in this program. 


About the Community Programming: 

  • Fordham Bedford Community Services has several existing community programs that engage community members of all ages, including dedicated classes for children and seniors. Artists work closely with Chashama staff and Site coordinators to co-create and deliver arts programming at one site. 
  • Each artist will provide a series of art classes, roughly one per week and according to the specific site’s calendar. 
  • Classes are embedded into existing programming. Artists are not responsible for recruiting or promoting their classes. 
  • The classes will be held at one of the locations listed below:
  1. Serviam (Supportive Senior Housing) 321-325 East 198th Street
  2. Refuge House (After School Program - Ages 7-18) 2715 Bainbridge Ave. 
  3. Concourse House (Specialized After School Program for children who live at the Concourse House Shelter - Ages 6-10) 2751 Grand Concourse
  4. Walton (After School Program - Ages 7-14) 2270 Walton Avenue
  5. West Farms (After School Program - Ages 7-14) 1 West Farms Square Plaza

About the Workspaces: 

Visual Arts/Writing Workspaces

  • The visual arts/writing workspaces are located at 2323 Walton Ave, BX, NY 10468
  • Closest train stops - 183rd St (4) or 182nd/183rd St (B,D) 
  • Work spaces vary in size. All have linoleum floors, wall space, and at least one window. 
  • There is a small kitchen with a sink, refrigerator and microwave inside the space as well as a communal bathroom which has a slop sink.
  • The Bronx Community College, Lehman College, Monroe College, Fordham University, The Hall of Fame for Great Americans, the Aqueduct Walk, and several parks are all nearby .

Dance Studio Workspace

  • The dance studio workspace is located inside of Serviam, 321-325 East 198th Street. 
  • Closest train stops - Kingsbridge Road or Bedford Park Blvd (B, D, 4) 
  • The dance studio is 15'x20' in size, and is equipped with a hardwood floor, ballet bars and floor to ceiling mirrors on two sides.
  • In addition to the workspace, you will also have access to an intimate theater for performances that seats 76 audience members. 
  • The New York Botanical Garden, Lehman College, Fordham University, Academy of Mt. Ursula, and Mosholu Parkway, Montefiore Medical Center Moses Division and Children’s Hospital are all nearby.

Required Materials: 

  • Resume or CV
  • 5-8 Images or video of recent work 
  • 3 professional references - name, contact information, and how you know each other 
  • Description of your artistic practice - include materials, methods, typical size of work, etc. 
  • Description of your past experience with creative community involvement (ex. teaching experience, community work, public art with community participation, hosting workshops or community events, etc.) 
  • Photo/video documentation of your previous creative community involvement, if available
  • Description of your approach to artistic community work. 
  • Proposal for community programming.  A complete proposal will include (1) a clear description of your workshop/class/program ideas, (2) age ranges best suited for your program and (3) a brief materials list. 

Important things to note: 

• Access to Materials for the Arts (MFTA) and a limited program budget are available for workshop supplies. 

Please do not hesitate to reach out to spacetoconnect@chashama.org if you have any issues or questions regarding this form. We are happy to support you throughout the application process. 

Chashama