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.
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.