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$30.00 USD
ChaNorth Alumni Show 









ChaNorth, Chashama's upstate artist residency has been located just outside of Pine Plains, NY in the Hudson Valley since 2006.

ChaNorth accepts applications in all creative fields, including but not limited to visual arts, choreography, writing, music composition, and performance. National and international emerging and mid-career artists are welcome to apply. For international artists, we can provide letters of support, but each artist is responsible for arranging their own visa. 

Artists enrolled in graduate and undergraduate programs at the time of their application are not eligible to apply to ChaNorth.

The application process is in two stages: shortlisted artists will be asked for a 10 -15 minute Skype/phone interview to be scheduled from February 2020.

ChaNorth is a Self-Directed Residency. The residency program offers space, time, and inspiration to make new work, providing artists networking, exhibition and teaching opportunities and at the same time promote interest, awareness and understanding of visual arts in a rural community through engagement with the artists. 

Application Fee: $30 to help cover administrative costs

Cost of Residency, four-week session: $950. Residency fee includes:

  • private room
  • private studio
  • fully stocked kitchen, you can find the food list: FAQ

 The fee does not include:

  • transportation costs to and from chaNorth
  • artists' materials cost

With the mission to support artistic dialogue, ChaNorth provides emerging and mid-career artists an environment that fosters cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas, perspectives and expertise. Each month-long session has 5 to 7 artists, which ChaNorth curates with the aim of creating small, dynamic, diverse, interactive groups.

Artists are selected based on quality and commitment to their work, their project description, and their ability to interact positively with the community. ChaNorth accepts at total of 49 artists for the summer season. 

The summer artist-in-residence season runs from April through the beginning of November 2020.

2020 Summer Residency Sessions

 Session 1: Friday, April 3rd - Thursday, April 30th, 2020
Session 2: Monday, May 3rd - Sunday, May 31th, 2020
Session 3: Friday, June 5th - Thursday, July 2nd, 2020
Session 4: Monday, July 6th - Sunday, August 2nd, 2020
Session 5: Friday, August 7th - Thursday, September 3rd, 2020
Session 6: Monday, September 7th - Sunday, October 4th, 2020
Session 7: Friday, October 9th - Thursday, Novembe 5th, 2020

Jury Panel for 2020 Summer Residency Season 

  • Yasmeen Siddiqui is the founder of Minerva Projects, is an independent curator, essayist and sometimes lecturer, committed to voicing marginal narratives. Her writing has appeared on Hyperallergic and in ART PAPERS, the Cairo Times, Medina Magazine, Flash Art, Modern Painters, NKA and The Brooklyn Rail, and in books and exhibition catalogues. 
  • Lauren Bierly is an installation artist and Manager of Special Exhibitions and Projects for The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bierly has been a guest critic for Trestle Art Space, chaNorth Residency, and Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, and is a chaNorth 2018 Resident Artist Alumni.
  • Peter Gynd is a fifth generation artist, independent curator, and the director at Lesley Heller Gallery in New York City’s Lower East Side.  Peter Gynd has been a guest critic/consultant/visitor at the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), Residencies Unlimited, Kunstraum, and ChaNorth Artist Residency, and a guest juror at 440 Gallery and Sweet Lorraine Gallery.
  • Mia S. Willis (they/them) is a Black performance poet whose work has been featured by or is forthcoming in Under the Belly of the Beast (Dissonance Press), FreezeRay, Curating Alexandria,  WORDPEACE, Peculiar, Foothill, Button Poetry, and Slamfind.

Fellowships and Exhibit Opportunities
ChaNorth offers 

  • one fellowship award, per season, for a young artist under 30; 
  • two solo show awards
  • an annual curated alumni show. 

Both solo shows and the group show are presented, the following year,  at Chashama exhibition spaces in New York City.

ChaNorth fosters a strong alumni community, offering artists various exhibition opportunities including 2019 LIGHT YEAR, Manhattan Bridge Public Art, video exhibition. 

Guest Visitors Program
During the ChaNorth residency, artists have multiple opportunities to share their work and network with others, including 2-3 studio visits per session from critics, curators, gallerists, and residency directors. Previous studio visitors have included:

  • Nora Khan, a writer focused on emerging issues within digital art and the philosophy of technology. 
  • Will Hutnick, artist and curator residency director at the Wassaic Project, NY. 
  • Junho Lee, Founding Director of NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY 
  • Olga Dekalo, Assistant Curator at the Katonah Museum of Art in Westchester, New York.

Community Engagement
Artists are invited to participate in an evening of artists' talks and presentations, at the Pine Plains Free Library and participate in the Open Studios Program. Both events are open to the public. 

Pine Plains Free Library in Partnership with Chashama North, is offering artists to create and lead an hour community workshop. The library offers for each artist a $50 thank you fee.

Resident Artists, can apply to exhibit their work at the Pine Plains Free Library.

McEnroe Organic Farm Work Exchange
Fostering community engagement, ChaNorth collaborates with McEnroe Organic Farm’s Education Garden where resident artists are asked to participate in 3 hours of work exchange each week. In return, our shared kitchen is stocked with fresh, seasonal produce and whole grains. Shared meals act as the anchor of the program.

What you will need for applying

  • Preferred session period
  • Artist statement and Statement of Interest in chaNorth Residency: (200 words or less)
  • Third-person paragraph highlighting your professional achievements (250 words or less)
  • CV
  • Work Samples, including a work in progress, studio image
  • 1 professional reference
  • workshop program, if you wish to apply to be considered to lead a workshop at the Pine Plains Free Library

For collaborative artists wishing to share studios/accommodations

and for all other questions should be directed to chanorth@chashama.org.

PLEASE review the FAQ section of our website before emailing us!


*Image: Feels Like a New Beginning, A Selected Group Show, featuring the diverse work of alumni of the ChaNorth residency program. One Brooklyn Bridge Park, NY, Chashama Space to Present.