Application Deadline: August 18, 2019
Residencies Start: Sept. - Dec., 2019
 


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Thank you for your interest in Chashama’s Space to Connect - Fordham Plaza Application.

Chashama in collaboration with the Department of Transportation, is offering work & presentation space to artists in a highly visible location on Fordham Road. The building provides unobstructed floor to ceiling windows that let in a plethora of natural light, while the surrounding area is a hub for commuters, shoppers, & students alike. Your artwork will be exposed to a high volume of pedestrian traffic to admire, enjoy & be inspired by. 

Additionally, the Department of Transportation will host a series of events outside, in & around the plaza in which you will have the opportunity to participate.

In exchange for the free work & presentation space, and a small stipend, the artists will co-create and host arts activities for the public during the aforementioned outdoor events in the plaza.

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY PROGRAMMING

  • Each Space to Connect artist will organize and host free arts workshops to the public in Fordham Plaza. 
  • The arts workshops will be held in collaboration with a variety of organizations who will be hosting large events in the plaza. Some examples include The Fordham Plaza Green Market and The Bronx Book Fair.
  • The workshops will be held 2x a month, according to the dates of the events and will be thematically aligned with the hosting event. For example, a book binding activity would align well with the Bronx Book Fair.  



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The space will be clean but raw. The window decals have been removed(see photo above). 

ABOUT THE WORKSPACE

  • Four (4) ground floor workspaces partially separated by modular walls
  • Each studio is window-facing with two available wall spaces 
    • Details: 6’ (w)  x 8’ (h); will support 125lbs at 44lb per hanging point
  • Access to a bathroom & slop sink
  • Located in Fordham Plaza
  • Space will be closed to the public, although the public can view from the outside. 
  • Nearby to Fordham University, New York Botanical Garden, Columbus Square, Bronx Public Library, Poe Park, as well as plenty of cafes and shopping centers.
  • Closest MTA train stop - B/D Fordham Road
  • Closest MTA Buses - Bx9, Bx12, Bx15, Bx17, Bx22, Bx41/ BK60,61,62X
  • Closest MetroNorth Stop - FordhamRoad stop on the Harlem, New Haven, and New Canaan Metro-North lines.  The station is located directly across the street.


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*Note - The purple lines correspond with the windows in the previous photos.  The blue lines indicate the location of the future freestanding walls. 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bronx-based artist
  • Need or interest in working in a large open space, with minimal wall space
  • Comfort & willingness to co-create & host arts activities outdoors for the Bronx public
  • Commit to working mandatory number of hours in the studio, 5 hours per week
  • Comfort with working in a space that will be visible to the public 24/7
  • Artists are required to use the space as both show and work space. Each artist will receive a portion of the window space to show their work and a portion of the interior space as workspace. 

REQUIRED MATERIALS

  • Resume or CV
  • Five to eight (5-8) images or video of recent work 
  • Three (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 how you will display your work. 
  • Proposal of public arts engagement/workshop ideas 

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.  

Applications are due August 18th, 2019 for a start date that could be as early as September or as late as December 2019.


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