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.