Space to Connect: The Bronx Collaboration with Fordham-Bedford
Application Deadline: January 6th, 2019
Residencies Start: Late January 2020
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any issues or questions regarding this form. We are happy to support you throughout the application process.
Application deadline is January 6th, 2019 for residencies starting in late January 2020.