Thank you for your interest in Chashama’s Space to Create Program

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and will be kept on file for one year as Chashama actively attempts to place you in a studio.

After one year, applicants should submit a new applications. In rare cases, Chashama will contact an applicant more than a year after submission.

What You Should Know Before Applying:

  • Time period: Due to the temporary nature of Chashama's spaces, all workspace agreements between the artist and Chashama are month to month. Nevertheless, Chashama has held workspaces in some locations for over ten years. Artists in good standing with Chashama have the option to renew their workspace annually, or withdraw from the program at any time after giving one month's notice.
  • Size: Chashama's workspaces range from 90 sq ft to 1,000 sq ft. The average size is 400 sq ft or less.
  • Cost: Workspaces cost approximately $1.50 - $5 per square foot per month. The price is based on location and amenities. 
  • Additional costs: All workspaces require a refundable $300 deposit.
  • Chashama's Spaces to Create are communal; most of our workspaces have no doors.
  • Prohibited Materials and Processes: Due to the open floorplan, some materials and processes are not suited to our spaces. Please see this PDF for a list of prohibited materials and processes; this list is subject to change, with warning.
  • Eligibility: You must be 18 years or older to apply, be a U.S. Citizen, or have a valid visa longer than 6 months.
  • Work Samples:  Samples must reflect the work you’re proposing to do in the studios.
  • Chashama's workspaces are not live-work or storage space. Also, workspaces are not transferable to other artists.  
  • There is a wait-list. However, as each applicant has different workspace needs, not all applications occurs in chronological order of application date.
  • Organizations: if your organization wishes to apply on behalf of an artist for a workspace, please designate one person as the applicant on behalf of the organization.
  • Groups: two or more collaborative artists may apply together to share a space.
  • Chashama is a community: we ask that our Space to Create artists support Chashama by engaging with us on social media, sharing their contact list, and being involved with events like Open Studios.


Materials You Will Need For Applying:

  • CV in PDF form
  • A description of your art-making materials
  • Your studio needs
  • Artist Statement (500 words or less)
  • 5 images of recent work (.jpg, .png, .tiff: these may be stills from video work). If submitting video work, please link to externally hosted videos.

Thank you for your interest in Chashama’s Holiday market!  

In December 2020, Chashama will activate several spaces throughout NYC with winter Holiday Markets, showcasing and supporting local artistsans and small businesses.

What You Should Know Before Applying:
 

  • Chashama's selection of spaces changes regularly as we gain and lose venues. Our spaces typically include storefront windows, raw industrial spaces, and white box galleries. 
  • Due to the temporary nature of our spaces, proposals are rarely accepted with more than one month’s notice; shows programmed more than a month in advance are always tentative. 
  • 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.
  • Submitting your proposal indicates that your work is ready to be shown, or will be ready by the preferred dates included in the proposal.
  • Chashama is unable to keep applicants updated about the status of their proposal, and will only reach out if/when a space is available for the applicant, or if additional information is needed.
  • We cannot program all applicants and prioritize proposals that best work within the spaces we have available. 
  • Venues require a refundable $250 security deposit for the use of the space.
  • Artists/small businesses keep 100% of the price for any work sold in the space.
  • Artists/small businesses are fully responsible for the installation and deinstallation of their presentation and for setting up any technical equipment or displays. Chashama does not provide art transportation, hanging materials, or tools. 
  • Artists/small businesses are responsible for leaving the space in the same condition that they received it in, or better; Chashama provides materials for restoration.

  
Materials You Will Need For Applying:
 

  • CV or Resume in PDF form
  • One reference
  • Proposal (500 words or less)
  • Vendor Statement (500 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.

 

Thank you for your interest in Chashama’s Space to Present Program

Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis, and will be kept on file for approximately one year as Chashama actively attempts to program them.

What You Should Know Before Applying:

  • Chashama's selection of spaces changes regularly as we gain and lose venues. Our spaces typically include storefront windows, raw industrial spaces, and white box galleries. 
  • Due to the temporary nature of our spaces, proposals are rarely accepted with more than one month’s notice; shows programmed more than a month in advance are always tentative. 
  • 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.
  • Submitting your proposal indicates that your exhibition is ready to be programmed, or will be ready by the preferred dates included in the proposal.
  • There is a wait-list. However, as each applicant has different needs, not all programming occurs in chronological order of submission date.
  • Chashama is unable to keep applicants updated about the status of their proposal, and will only reach out if/when a space is available for the applicant, or if additional information is needed.
  • We cannot program all applicants, and prioritize proposals that best work within the spaces we have available. 
  • Presentations are granted space for up to 4 weeks. Longer residencies can occasionally be accommodated.
  • Venues require a refundable $200-$275 deposit for the use of the space.
  • Once programmed, exhibitors are responsible for scheduling and staffing 15-30 open hours per week. This does not apply to performance or rehearsal spaces, or artists exhibiting in a window space.
  • Exhibitors keep 100% of the price for any work sold in the space.
  • Exhibitors are fully responsible for the installation and deinstallation of their presentation and for setting up any technical equipment or displays. Chashama does not provide art transportation, hanging materials or tools. 
  • Exhibitors are responsible for leaving the space in the same condition that they received it in, or better; Chashama provides materials for restoration.

 
Materials You Will Need For Applying:

  • CV in PDF form
  • One reference
  • Presentation Proposal (500 words or less)
  • Artist or Curator Statement (500 words or less)
  • 5 images of recent work (.jpg, .png, .tiff)  that relate to the proposal. If proposal is for an 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 Space to Present Program

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.

We can accommodate public performances and rehearsals. Our dedicated performance spaces include a covered stage in a building through-way (available in warm weather months only), free theater/dance rehearsal space, and a "fishbowl" space that is surrounded by windows. Performances may sometimes be booked in Chashama's other Space to Present spaces.

Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis, and will be kept on file for approximately one year as Chashama actively attempts to program them. 


What You Should Know Before Applying:

  • Many of our performance spaces or available time slots do not include a PA system or AV Tech. 
  • You are welcome to apply for multiple dates. The more flexible your dates are the easier it will be to place your performance. 
  • Any public-facing content (rehearsals and performances) must be appropriate for all ages.
  • Submitting your proposal indicates that you are ready to be programmed, or will be ready by the preferred dates included in the proposal.
  • There is a wait-list. However, as each applicant has different needs, not all programming occurs in chronological order of submission date.
  • Chashama is unable to keep applicants updated about the status of their proposal, and will only reach out if/when a space is available for the applicant, or if additional information is needed.
  • Exhibitors 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.  

  
Materials You Will Need For Applying:

  • Contact information for a professional reference.
  • Presentation Proposal (500 words or less).  Please include how many people are in your performance, equipment you plan on bringing and using and dates and times you would like a space and how this opportunity might support your artistic endeavors.  
  • Artist Statement (500 words or less).
  • 5 images of recent work (.jpg, .png, .tiff)  that relate to the proposal. If proposal is for an 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. Or, please mention if you have flexibility in terms of timelines.

  
 

Thank you for your interest in utilizing a subsidized presentation space through Chashama's Partnership Program. 

Chashama is giving subsidized office, retail, and art spaces.


Below are the parameters :

  • Monthly administrative fee
  • Monthly utility coverage fee including electricity, gas, and garbage (fees depend on the space and the season)       
  • General liability insurance coverage
  • Exhibition approval from Chashama Programs department
  • Cross-promotion on social media for all programming
  • Collaboration on cross-promoting Chashama’s annual Gala 


What You Should Know Before Applying:

  • Spaces range from 90 sq ft to 10,000 sq ft. 
  • Chashama's spaces cannot be sublet to other organizations.  
  • We ask that our partners engage and cross-promote with us on social media


Materials You Will Need For Applying:

  • One Professional Reference
  • Organization Statement (1500 words or less)
  • Programming project description
  • 5-10 images of recent projects (.jpg, .png, .tiff)  that relate to the organization statement
  • Preferred start dates
  • Preferred space
  • Partnership proposals are accepted on a rolling basis and will be kept on file for two years as Chashama actively attempts to program them. 

All questions and inquiries should be made directly to Chashama at programs@chashama.org

Thank you for your interest in Chashama’s Enliven New York: Vinyl Window Exhibition
Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis and will be kept on file for approximately one year as Chashama actively attempts to program them. 

Currently, we’re looking for an artist to design a large vinyl artwork for our window display space in Port Authority.

What You Should Know Before Applying:

  • Artist stipends: $800 (includes the cost of printing)
  • Address: 549 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10036
  • For more information about the space click here Port Authority. This space is windows-only; no public open hours or receptions are possible. Exhibits run for 2-3 months. Artists are responsible for installation, which must be completed in one day due to restricted access.
  • Former Vinyl collaboration: example
  • Chashama Programs department will need to approve the final proposal 
  • Work visible from the street must be appropriate for all ages.
  • Submitting your proposal indicates that you are ready to begin immediately
  • There is a wait-list, however, not all programming occurs in chronological order of submission date.
  • Chashama is unable to keep applicants updated about the status of their proposal, and will only reach out if/when an opportunity is available for the applicant, or if additional information is needed.

Materials You Will Need For Applying:

  • CV in PDF form
  • One reference
  • Artist Proposal (500 words or less)
  • Artist Statement (500 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.

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 Manhattan. Lobbies include: 151 W 42nd St., 1155 Avenue of the Americas, 1133 Avenue of the Americas, 675 Third Ave, 733 Third Ave.


What You Should Know Before Applying:

  • Pieces are on loan for a 3-6 month period.
  • All pieces must be family friendly.
  • Pieces should be at least 4 feet in width and 5 feet in height.
  • The maximum linear dimension of any work is 8 feet.
  • Artist should be available for a studio visit. 
  • Pieces must be prepared for hanging with d-rings attached to the backs.
  • Artists are required to wrap their work for transportation to and from the lobby.
  • 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 Professional 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.
  • Reception (not available at all Lobbies). 

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

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. 



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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) 


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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. 

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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