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 partnering with Cre8ive NYC to offer free rehearsal spaces in Manhattan

About Cre8ive NYC 


Before Applying:

  • Sessions are available on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday for a duration of 2 to 4 hours each (daytime rehearsals are preferred but not required)
  • Once accepted into this program, participants will be able to schedule sessions each week, pending availability
  • The space does not include a PA system or AV Tech
  • A refundable $250 deposit is required
  • Participants are responsible for leaving the studio space in the same condition that it was received, or better
  • There is no storage on-site, all belongings, trash and equipment must be removed after each session
  • Accepted artists are encouraged to submit a google review of the space
  • Accepted artists are encouraged to tag the studio in social media posts #cre8ivenyc


Materials You Will Need For Applying:

  • Preferred dates and times for rehearsal (recurring weekly rehearsals are preferred but not required)
  • A brief proposal for space usage (500 words or less).  

                 - How many people will be utilizing the space with you?

                 - What kind of equipment will you be bringing to the studios?

  • Link to website or recent work documentation
  • 1 professional reference


What You Should Know After Applying:

  • Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis
  • Unfortunately, only selected applicants will be contacted. 
  • 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 lobby exhibition.

Chashama is currently looking for hanging sculptures to show at 200 Water Street. 

  • Exhibition period: August to November 2022 (dates are TBD). 
  • Artist will be awarded a stipend of $2000.
  • The submission deadline is June 6, 2022.


Space Details: 

  • Space details & images can be found here. Please scroll down to view.
  • Hanging sculptures can be hung using the trellis. Details here.
  • Trellis dimensions: 96" X 120", floor to the trellis is 130" (10' 10")
  • Front alcove ceiling height: 202" (16' 10") 


What You Should Know Before Applying:

  • Work visible from the street must be family-friendly.
  • Submitting your proposal indicates that you are presentation-ready.
  • Artists should be available for a studio visit.
  • Chashama provides delivery & return of work in the NYC area.
  • Ideally, the selected artist is responsible for installation, which must be completed in one day due to restricted access. To do so, the artist is required to submit COI (Certificate of Insurance).
  • Chashama provides a website event listing and social media exposure.


Materials You Will Need For Applying:

  • CV in PDF form
  • Artist Statement (200 words or less)
  • Installation Logistics (300 words or less)
  • At least three images of proposed work (.jpg, .png, .tiff).


What You Should Know After Applying:

  • 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

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

Chashama is actively seeking exhibition proposals with a focus on sculptural works:

  • Proposals featuring freestanding work to fill a 2,250 sq/foot space at 1155 6th Avenue.
  • Exhibitions of any size are welcome to apply and will be considered for all of Chashama's spaces. Our full list of Space to Present locations can be found here.


What You Should Know Before Applying:

  • Submitting your proposal indicates that your exhibition is ready to be programmed, or will be ready by the preferred dates included in the proposal.
  • 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.
  • Once programmed, exhibitors are responsible for scheduling and staffing a minimum of 30 open hours per week. This does not apply to performance or rehearsal spaces, or artists exhibiting in a window space.
  • Venues require a refundable $200-$275 deposit for the use of the space.
  • Exhibitors are fully responsible for transportation, installation, deinstallation, and sourcing any equipment and hanging materials.
  • Presentations are generally granted space for 4-6 weeks.
  • Exhibitors are responsible for leaving the space in the same condition that they received it in, or better; Chashama provides materials for restoration.
  • Exhibitors keep 100% of the price for any work sold in the space.

 
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.


What You Should Know After Applying:

  • Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis with approximately 8-weeks notice due to the temporary nature of our spaces.
  • 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

Our spaces typically include storefront windows, raw industrial spaces, and white box galleries. Our Space to Present spaces can be found here.


What You Should Know Before Applying:

  • Submitting your proposal indicates that your exhibition is ready to be programmed.
  • 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.
  • Once programmed, exhibitors are responsible for scheduling and staffing a minimum of 30 open hours per week. This does not apply to performance or rehearsal spaces, or artists exhibiting in a window space.
  • Venues require a refundable $200-$275 deposit for the use of 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.
  • Presentations are granted space for up to 4 weeks. Longer residencies can occasionally be accommodated.
  • Exhibitors are responsible for leaving the space in the same condition that they received it in, or better; Chashama provides materials for restoration.
  • Exhibitors keep 100% of the price for any work sold in the space.

 
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 the 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.


 What You Should Know After Applying:

  • Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis with approximately 8-weeks notice due to the temporary nature of our spaces.
  • 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 the Storefront Startup Program.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will be kept on file for one year as we actively attempt to place you in a retail/workspace. After one year, applicants should submit a new application.


What You Should Know Before Applying:

  • Size: Chashama's retail locations range from 90 sq ft to 1,500 sq ft. The average size is 400 sq ft or less.
  • Cost: Retail space is free to the business owner. All spaces require a refundable $250 deposit.
  • Requirements: You must be open to the public for a total of 30 hours a week OR 4 days.
  • Eligibility: You must be 18 years or older to apply.
  • Work Samples:  Samples must reflect the products you plan to sell or create in our space.
  • Groups: Two or more collaborative businesses may apply together to share a space.
  • Chashama's retail locations are not live-work or storage space. Also, retail locations are not transferable to other businesses.
  • Applying to this program indicates you are presentation-ready.


Materials You Will Need For Applying:

  • A resume in PDF form
  • Business Vision (500 words or less)
  • Information about your business and its needs
  • 5 images of your products/services  (.jpg, .png, .tiff: these may be stills from video work). If submitting video work, please link to externally hosted videos.


What You Should Know After Applying:

  • Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis as spaces become available.
  • 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.


Non-Profit Office Space:


Chashama is renting out subsidized office space for non-profit organizations in a Class A Midtown Manhattan building located at 205 East 42nd Street. Subsidized rates will be based on the size of the offices.


Office layout options:

  • Private offices
  • Conference rooms
  • Cubicles


Amenities:

  • Shared Kitchen
  • Shared bathrooms
  • Shared storage
  • 24/7 security


What You Should Know Before Applying:

  • Eligibility: Your organization must be a 501(c)3 non-profit
  • Chashama's spaces cannot be sublet to other organizations.  
  • Chashama is a community: we ask that your organization support Chashama by engaging with us on social media, sharing their contact list, and being involved with events.


Materials You Will Need For Applying:

  • Proof of 501(c)3 status
  • One professional reference
  • Organization statement (1500 words or less)
  • 5-10 images of recent projects (.jpg, .png, .tiff)  that relate to the organization statement
  • Preferred start dates

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

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. 

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. All workspaces require a refundable $300 deposit.
  • 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.
  • Work Samples:  Samples must reflect the work you’re proposing to do in the studios.
  • There is a wait-list. However, as each applicant has different workspace needs, applicants may be contacted out of 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's Spaces to Create are communal; most of our workspaces have no doors.
  • Chashama's workspaces are not live-work or storage space. Also, workspaces are not transferable to other artists.  
  • 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 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

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) 


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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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