Applications Temporarily Closed

Chashama's general program applications are currently closed for maintenance with a few exceptions. We will be accepting applications for our Space to Present, Space to Create, and Small Business Startup programs at the end of the summer. 

Chashama's Mission

Chashama helps create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive world by partnering with property owners to transform unused real estate. These spaces are used for artists, small businesses, and for free community-centric art classes. Learn more about Chashama's programming on our website.

Interactive, ambient, immersive performers!

We are seeking artists - individuals, organizations and collectives for our first 2022 art extravaganza event in Pine Plains, NY.

About 

An open-air arts celebration featuring interactive performances, artist studios, and inspiration for all on location at Chashama’s Pine Plains, NY artist residency, ChaNorth.

Learn more: www.chanorth.com

EVENT DETAILS:

  • Saturday, September 17th from 6-9pm, ChaNorth, 2600 Route 199, Pine Plains, NY

SEEKING:

  • Performance Artists - wandering/prowling or stationary


GUIDELINES:

  • Deadline for Proposals: July 31st
  • Artists will be compensated
  • The event will take place outside at ChaNorth, Chashama’s Pine Plains artist residency. Artists will be moving around and interacting with guests. For proposal purposes, please envision it as more of a "bazaar" artistic showcase
  • Minimal tech is strongly encouraged.
  • Must be immersive, transformative, extravagant, performative.
  • Artists are responsible for transportation.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Your sound must be minimal, as there will be simultaneous performances.

REQUIRED: ALL Artists are required to be present at the following times:

  • September 10th, 6:30-7:30pm for an orientation
  • September 17th from 4pm-9pm

Applications for Space to Connect - Chashama TAI @ the Jamaica T-Building are accepted on a twice-a-year basis.

Thank you for your interest in Chashama's Space to Connect - Chashama TAI @ the Jamaica T-Building

Space to Connect's chashama TAI [Teaching Artist Incubator] provides teaching artists with space to develop their artistic craft in addition to the opportunity to conduct community workshops to strengthen their classroom/program management skills. By providing host populations with workshops, our teaching artists work with various ethnicities, age groups, and creative levels. The program enables teaching artists to grow as they discover and respond to the artistic interests and needs of the host population. The overall goal is to be a regional teaching artist incubator focused on broadening cultural and artistic development while delivering high-quality workshops to the community.

The T-Building in Jamaica, Queens is a high-quality affordable housing complex that was built out of an old hospital on the Queens Hospital campus. The building will have approximately 1,000 tenants, which will translate into being a small town where we have been brought in to provide art workshops, exhibitions, and art services. The building, built in 1938, transformed from a cutting-edge hospital, will have a second life as an amazing and vibrant new community. Through the Yeh Gallery @ St John's and Queens College, our nearby regional educational partners, we will broaden the access to art for the building's population.


About the Studio Workspaces:

• The facility is located at 82-41 Parsons Boulevard, Jamaica, Queens, NY 11432

• 7 ground floor workspaces have been newly renovated

• Studio sizes vary, but are approximately 18' x 12'.

• Each space includes a large window that can be opened for fresh air.

• Closest MTA stops:
(1) Q25 & Q34 Parsons Blvd/82 Dr. Bus stop and Parsons Blvd/Village Rd Bus stop

(2) Q46, QM1, QM5, QM6, QM7, QM8, QM31, QM35, QM36 Union Tpke/Parsons Blvd Bus stop

(3) E & F Parsons Blvd. Subway stop


About the Community Programming:

• The workshops will be held on-site in the various community spaces of the T-Building.

• We will also have gallery exhibitions at the Yeh Gallery @ St. John's University and Queens College, which are our regional educational partners.

• The building's population may speak a number of different languages. People who can speak multiple languages are a plus.


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:

• Jamaica region-based artists who are committed to practicing their art while also seeking teaching artist opportunities, and inspiring the local community are encouraged to apply.

• The program will provide workshops on visual arts, various crafts, how to "green-up" your life [a workshop on bringing more plants into an environment for beautification and food], and movement wellness. The range of workshops will be based on the combined skills of the staff of teaching artists.

• Long-term Jamaica region-based artists receive priority in this program.

• Teaching artists will be required to provide at least one (1) 2-hour workshop per month.

• Each teaching artist residency contract is for 2 years and has the possibility of being renewed.

• Workshops should be designed for residents to drop into as they are available.

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

• There is a $150 Security Deposit due at the time of signing for a studio workspace. Deposits are refunded in full if the workspace is returned in the same condition as it was received.

• Applications are accepted on a twice a year basis. We are building a network of teaching artists to work with our regional workshop programming.


Please do not hesitate to reach out to Darryl@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 Present Program

Chashama is actively seeking proposals for performances to take place at Anita's Way from July to October. 


Anita's Way is a covered, public stage located within the through block connecting W 42nd and W 43rd Streets between 6th Ave and Broadway


What You Should Know Before Applying:

  • Content must be appropriate for all ages.
  • Shows must be free and open to the public.
  • Participants are responsible for leaving the space as they found it or in better condition.
  • Small stipends are sometimes available for performances, but should not be anticipated.  
  • You are welcome to apply for multiple dates. The more flexible your dates are the easier it will be to place your performance. 
  • This form is for performance-based proposals. If your proposal includes a strong visual component (such as an installation or art exhibition that can be viewed by the public even when performances or rehearsals are not occurring), please use our Visual Arts form instead.

  
Materials You Will Need For Applying:

  • Contact information for a professional reference.
  • Performance Logistics (300 words or less).  Please detail the logistics of your proposal. What elements will make up the presentation? What props or set pieces, if any, will be used?
  • Artist Statement (200 words or less).
  • 5 images of recent work (.jpg, .png, .tiff)  that relate to the proposal. For video work, include 5 stills and a link to externally-hosted videos.
  • Dates and times you are available to perform. Or, please mention if you have flexibility in terms of timelines.

  

What You Should Know After Applying:

  • Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis.
  • Only selected applicants will be contacted. We prioritize proposals that best work within our spaces.
  • Proposals will be kept on file for approximately one year as Chashama actively attempts to program them.


Thank you!
 

Thank you for your interest in Chashama’s Space to Present Program. This is an open call for artists looking for rehearsal space. 


355 Lexington Avenue: free theater/dance rehearsal space

  • This application is for rehearsal space only
  • This space is best suited for dance and theater rehearsals.
  • Approximately 1,400 square feet of usable rehearsal space.
  • No public events or receptions are allowed.
  • No buildouts or space modifications are allowed.
  • Space photos, amenities, and other details can be found here.


What You Should Know Before Applying:

  • Work Samples must reflect how you will be using the space
  • This space does not include a PA system or AV Tech.
  • Artists are fully responsible for the installation and de-installation of any materials and for setting up any technical equipment.
  • This venue requires a refundable $250 deposit for the use of the rehearsal space.
  • Artists are responsible for leaving the space in the same condition that they received it in, or better; Chashama provides materials for restoration.
  • This form is for rehearsal space only. If your proposal includes a strong visual component (such as an installation or art exhibition that can be viewed by the public even when performances or rehearsals are not occurring), please use our Visual Arts form instead.



Materials You Will Need For Applying:

  • A proposal for space usage (250 words or less).  Please include how many people will be utilizing the space, the equipment you plan on bringing, and how this opportunity might support your artistic endeavors.  
  • Artist Statement (250 words or less).
  • 5 images of recent work (.jpg, .png, .tiff)  that relate to the proposal. If submitting video work, please link to externally hosted videos.
  • Preferred dates for rehearsals. 


 

Applications for Space to Connect: Washington Heights are accepted on a rolling basis.


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. 



floorplan 


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) 


stairs 


space 


space 



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 must be able to work within the small lobby space available. There is room for a maximum of 3 folding tables but on average artists use just 1 or 2. 

• Visual arts workshops are best suited to this space and program.  There is very little space for dance, performance, theater, etc.

• Workshops should be designed for residents to drop into as they are available.   

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

• There is a $150 Security Deposit due at the time of signing for a workspace. Deposits are refunded in full, if the workspace is returned in the same condition as it was received. 

• Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. We reach out to applicants only when there is a vacancy in the program. 

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. 



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