Application Deadline: August 12th, 2019

Start Date: September 1st, 2019

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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 SUS facilitate community programming that engages residents of all ages.  
  • Artists will work closely with Chashama staff and either CAMBA or SUS Site coordinators to co-create and deliver arts programming at one site. 
  • Arts programming is embedded into existing CAMBA/SUS programming. Artists are not responsible for recruiting for or promotion. 
  • The art making sessions will be drop-in format and will be accessible to all levels of engagement.  Some sessions will in the lobby of a building, some sessions will be as part of a building-wide event, some sessions will be independent and held 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


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. 
  • Space to Connect will have a small office at this site. 
  • To see photos and learn more about the work spaces click here.

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. 

Please do not hesitate to reach out to if you have any issues or questions regarding this form. We are happy to support you throughout the application process.   

Applications are due August 12th, 2019 for a start date of September 1st, 2019.