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 

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!