Thank you for your interest in Chashama’s Space to Create Program.
Chashama has three studios available in our Upper East Side location at 340 E 64th Street.
 
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What You Should Know Before Applying: 

  • Time period: All workspace agreements between the artist and Chashama are month to month. However, Chashama has a longer-term agreement in place for this space, and artists in good standing may anticipate having their workspace for 1 year with the option to renew in 2021 (or withdraw from the program at any time after giving one month's notice).
  • Additional costs: All workspaces require a refundable security deposit of $300.
  • Prohibited Materials and Processes: 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. 
  • Groups and Studio Shares: up to two artists may apply together to share a space, or a selected artist may sublet part of their studio. Each artist is responsible for signing an Agreement and putting down a full deposit.
  • 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.


Chashama is pleased to announce a partnership with the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) to create a free studio residency program!

The Roosevelt Island Studio Residency program, launching in early 2020, features free 6-month studio residencies for 5 artists at a time. Each session includes:

  • A free studio for 6 months with wifi, storage, and a shared bathroom and kitchenette.
  • Studio visits 2-3 times per session from curators, critics, gallerists, residency directors from NY and other art professionals. 
  • An Open Studio event that is open to the general public.
  • At the end, a group show curated by Chashama at one of our exhibition spaces in New York City.

 

Selection Process:

The artists-in-residence will be selected by a panel of Chashama staff and RIVAA from Roosevelt Island. Priority will be given to residents of Roosevelt Island and artists with a strong connection to the island. Selection will be based on merit, commitment to working a minimum of 12 hours a week in the studio, and desire to use this opportunity to propel your art practice or career.  Semi-finalists will be called for a phone interview before final decisions are made.


What You Should Know Before Applying:

  • Additional costs: All workspaces require a refundable $300 deposit.
  • Prohibited Materials and Processes: 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.


Materials You Will Need For Applying:

  • CV in PDF form
  • Website
  • Social Media Links
  • Artist Statement (500 words or less)
  • A description of your art-making materials and processes
  • Your studio needs
  • Short paragraph: How will this residency help propel your art practice or career?
  • Short paragraph: How many hours a week can you commit to this program?  What other major commitments do you have over the next year?
  • 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.
  • Cycle(s) you would like to be considered for (March 2020 - August 2020, and/or September 2020 - February 2021)

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 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 - $2.50 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.

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. 



Application Deadline: January 6th, 2019

Start Date: Late January 2020


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Thank you for your interest in Chashama's Space to Connect - Dunn Properties.  Chashama, in collaboration with Dunn Development Corporation, is offering Work Space to artists in exchange for creating and delivering dynamic educational and/or cultural programming for the residents of Dunn's supportive housing community. Bronx based artists who are committed to practicing their art while also engaging, teaching, and inspiring the local community are encouraged to apply. Bi-lingual and long term Bronx based artists receive high priority in this program.   

About the Community Programming: 

  • Inside of Dunn's supportive housing apartment buildings, social service organizations CAMBA  and S:US facilitate community programming that engages residents of all ages.  
  • Artists will work closely with Chashama, CAMBA and S:US Site coordinators to co-create and deliver arts programming. 
  • Arts programming is embedded into existing CAMBA/S:US programming. Artists are not responsible for recruitment or promotion. 
  • The art making sessions will be drop-in format and will be accessible to all levels of engagement.  
  • Session location and format will vary across the year, according to the needs/requests of the social service organizations and the community.  Examples of location and formats are: 1. drop-in at the lobby of a residential building, 2. as part of a large building-wide event and 3. a drop-in workshop in a community room.
  • Each art making session will be hosted for 1-2 hours depending on the site's request. 
  • Each artist will attend 1 in person meeting and host 2 art making sessions per a month.  Art sessions will be scheduled with the residents schedules and the site's calendar in mind.   
  • The sessions will be held at one of the locations listed below:
  1. Highbridge Overlook - 240 W 167th St. 
  2. Highbridge Terrace - 220 W 167th St.  
  3. Marcy Sheridan - 201 Marcy Place
  4. 1212 MLK Apartments - 1212 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd


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About the Workspaces: 

Visual Arts Workspaces

  • The 4 visual arts workspaces are located at 538 Claremont Parkway. 
  • Closest train stops - 170 St (4/B/D), 174 St (2/5) or Tremont (Metro North).  
  • Closest bus stops - the B11 and B15 both have stops right outside the entrance. 
  • The workspaces are located on the second floor and are accessed by a door with a rollergate and 1 flight of stairs.  
  • Work spaces vary in size. All have painted wood floors, wall space, and at least one window. 
  • There is a small communal bathroom, a slop sink, a refrigerator and a microwave inside the space. 
  • The Space to Connect team has a small office at this site. 

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 5 drop-in workshops, (2) age ranges best suited for each workshop and (3) a brief materials list for each proposed workshop.   

Important things to note: 

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

• A $150 Security Deposit is 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.   

Applications are due January 6th, 2019 for a start date of Late January 2019. 

Application Deadline: March 16th, 2020 

Residencies Start:  Early April 2020


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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 .


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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.
  • To see photos and learn more about this dance studio click here.


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dance studio 



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. 


Application deadline is March 16th, 2010 for residencies starting in early April 2020. 

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