Ave D 



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


We have a studio space available at 143 Avenue D (at 10th Street in Manhattan) with 24/7 access (note that there is a noise restriction after 9p). As with all our spaces, it is ours on a month-to-month basis, meaning the landlord can give us 30 days notice to vacate at any time.  Our current agreement for this space is through the spring with an option to extend at least another six months. So for now we can offer a reasonably workable space at a highly subsidized rate into next spring. 

Images of the space can be found here.

 It is $400/month with a $300 security deposit that you get back upon vacating the space in good standing.  Public transportation = L train to 1st Ave and/or M14D or M8 bus to Avenue D.  


 About the Space:

  • Cost: $400
  • Large window 
  • Two walls have shelving, one contains a window with a grate, the rest are drywall, 8' high.
  • No HVAC 
  • This space is communal with no doors- a a fire retardant curtain may be hung up in its place.
  • Bathroom
  • WIFI

 

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.
  • Additional costs: 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, 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.  
  • Organizations: if your organization whishes 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 request that our Space to Create artists support Chashama by engaging with us on social media and sharing their contact list.

 

 Materials You Will Need For Applying:

  • CV in PDF form
  • A description of your art-making materials
  • Your studio needs
  • Artist Statement (1500 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.

 



Matawan  



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

We have several studios available in our Matawan, New Jersey space, which is a short walk away from the Aberdeen-Matawan NJ Transit Station.  This space is newly rennovated and is situated next to a beautiful lake. 

Full address:  58-60 Main Street Matawan, NJ 07747

Images & floorplan of the space can be found here.

Available studios range in cost of $179-$300.  Sizes of studios range from: 156 sqft to 300 sqft. 


 About the Space:

  • 24 Hour Access
  • Airconditioning/Heating 
  • Slop Sink 
  • Track Lighting 
  • Doors
  • WIFI
  • Rotating Exhibition Space for Gallery shows 
  • Artist Community 

  

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.
  • Additional costs: 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, 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.  
  • Organizations: if your organization whishes 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 request that our Space to Create artists support Chashama by engaging with us on social media and sharing their contact list.

  

Materials You Will Need For Applying:
 

  • CV in PDF form
  • A description of your art-making materials
  • Your studio needs
  • Artist Statement (1500 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.

  
 


485 Madison 


Thank you for your interest in Chashama’s Space to Present Program. This application form is specific to the venue 485 Madison Ave. Please read all the notes about this space before submitting your proposal.

Floorplan available here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11yUDL6NM87ehXRX-cGno7NGD81QT-07Y/view?usp=sharing

Notes about this Space:
 

  • All artwork shown in this space must be approved by the building owners.
  • No artwork featuring human portraiture may be show in this space.
  • Colorful and/or graphic abstraction is strongly preferred.
  • Performance will only be considered if it includes a strong, visual component that will remain installed in the space for the duration of the time slot.
  • This space is available for 4-week time slots. 
  • The space is approximately 2,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space with ample storage/support space in the rear.
  • The ceilings are approximately 8'9". Nothing may be hung from the ceiling, except with special permissions and planning.
  • The space is outfitted with recessed lighting. No track lighting.
  • The restroom in this space is not ADA-compliant.

 

What You Should Know Before Applying:
 

  • 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 30 public open hours per week. We can connect you to a list of potential gallery sitters, but they must be paid at least minimum wage ($15/hr in NYC).
  • 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 (500 words or less)
  • Artist Statement (500 words or less)
  • At least 5 images of 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. For group shows, include at least one image for each artist included.
  • Preferred dates for presentation.

 

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. 


Performance Artist 



This is a call for muscians, dancers, and small performances. We are looking to program more performance based works throughout our spaces in NYC.

Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis. If you have any questions please feel free to email the programs department at programs@chashama.org. 

NOTE: If you would like to gear your application specifically for Anita's Way on 42nd street you may do so and can learn more about the space here. The season begins in mid-May 2019 and runs through mid-November 2019.


What You Should Know Before Applying:

  • Our spaces include storefront windows, raw industrial spaces, and white box galleries, and we gain and lose spaces regularly. 
  • 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.
  • Presentations are granted space for up to 4 weeks. Longer durations can occasionally be accommodated.
  • Most venues require a refundable $200 deposit for the use of the space.
  • Exhibitors are responsible for leaving the space as they found it; Chashama provides materials for restoration.
  • Application materials will not be returned. Incomplete, faxed or emailed applications will not be reviewed. Chashama is not responsible for lost or misdirected applications.


 Materials You Will Need For Applying:

  • Reference's contact information 
  • 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 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 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 3-4 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. 

 

Santina 

Studio Self Portrait, artist Santina Amato

ChaNorth accepts applications in all creative fields, including but not limited to visual arts, choreography, writing, music composition, and performance. National and international emerging and mid-career artists are welcome to apply. For international artists, we can provide letters of support, but each artist is responsible for arranging their own visa. Artists enrolled in graduate and undergraduate programs at the time of their application are not eligible to apply to ChaNorth.

The application process is in two stages: shortlisted artists will be asked for a 10 minute Skype/phone interview to be scheduled for mid-February 2019.

ChaNorth is a Self-Directed Residency. The residency program offers space, time, and inspiration to make new work. 

Cost of Residency, four-week session: $950. Residency fee includes:

  • private room
  • private studio
  • fully stocked kitchen

The fee does not include:

  • transportation costs to and from chaNorth
  • artists' materials cost

With the mission to support artistic dialogue, ChaNorth provides emerging and mid-career artists an environment that fosters cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas, perspectives and expertise. Each month-long session has 5 to 7 artists, which ChaNorth curates with the aim of creating small, dynamic, diverse, interactive groups. Artists are selected based on quality and commitment to their work, their project description, and their ability to interact positively with the community. ChaNorth accepts at total of 42 artists for the summer season. The summer artist-in-residence season runs from May through the end of October.

2019 Summer Residency Sessions

Session 1: Friday, May 3rd - Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Session 2: Monday, June 3rd - Sunday, June 30th, 2019

Session 3: Friday, July 5th - Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Session 4: Monday, August 5th - Sunday, September 1st, 2019

Session 5: Friday, September 6th - Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

Session 6: Monday, October 7th - Sunday, November 3rd, 2019

Jury Panel for 2019 Summer Residency Season 

  • Lauren Bierly, Artist, Manager of Special Exhibitions and Projects for The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and chaNorth 2018 Resident Artist Alumni.
  • Adrienne Elise Tarver, interdisciplinary artist, Director of Art & Design and Director of the HSA Gallery at Harlem School for the Arts in Harlem, New York and Residency Advisor for Trestle Art Space.  
  • Michelle Levy, interdisciplinary artist and cultural organizer, Founding Director of EFA Project Space, a collaborative, cross-disciplinary exhibition program of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in NYC, where she also founded the  SHIFT Residency (2010) supporting the creative practices of artists who work for arts organizations.
  • David Rios Ferreira, Artist and Director of Public Programs and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.

Community Engagement
Artists are invited to participate in an evening of artists' talks and presentations, and participate in the Open Studios Program. Both events are open to the public. 

McEnroe Organic Farm Work Exchange

Fostering community engagement, ChaNorth collaborates with McEnroe Organic Farm’s Education Garden where resident artists are asked to participate in 3 hours of work exchange each week. In return, our shared kitchen is stocked with fresh, seasonal produce and whole grains. Shared meals act as the anchor of the program.

Guest Visitors Program

During the ChaNorth residency, artists have multiple opportunities to share their work and network with others, including 2-3 studio visits per session from critics, curators, gallerists, and residency directors. Previous studio visitors have included:

  • Nora Khan, a writer focused on emerging issues within digital art and the philosophy of technology.
  • Joel Kuennen, the Chief Operations Officer and former Senior Editor at ArtSlant. 
  • Will Hutnick, artist and curator residency director at the Wassaic Project. 
  • Peter Gynd,  an independent curator and the director at Lesley Heller Gallery. 

Fellowships and Exhibit Opportunities

ChaNorth offers one fellowship award, per season, for a young artist under 30; a solo show award; and an annual curated alumni show. Both the solo show and group show are presented at Chashama exhibition spaces in New York City.

What you will need for applying

  • Prefered session period
  • Artist statement and Statement of Interest in chaNorth Residency: (200 words or less)
  • Third-person paragraph highlighting your professional achievements (250 words or less)
  • CV
  • Work Samples
  • 1 professional reference

For collaborative artists wishing to share accomodations, please email chanorthinfo@chashama.org. All other questions should be directed to eliza@chashama.org.

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