chaNorth

General information

Brief description of organisation

Chashama supports artists by giving them space to create and present their work, while fostering community development through the arts.

Chashama was founded in 1995 in response to the lack of affordable space for emerging artists in New York City. Since then Chashama has provided space to create and present for 15,000 artists.

Chashama supports artists through the following programs:

Workspace Program
Presentation Program
Youth Partnerships
Curatorial Services
chaNorth Residency

Organisation founded in

1995

Brief description of residency program

ChaNorth, Chashama´s upstate artist residency has been located 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 minute Skype/phone interview to be scheduled for mid-February 2019.

ChaNorth is a Self-Directed Residency. The residency program offers space, time, and inspiration to make new work.

Cost of Residency, four-week session: $950. Residency fee includes:
-private room
-private studio
-fully stocked kitchen

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 42 artists for the summer season.

The summer artist-in-residence season runs from May through the end of October.

2019 Summer Residency Sessions
Session 1: Friday, May 3rd - Thursday, May 30th, 2019
Session 2: Monday, June 3rd - Sunday, June 30th, 2019
Session 3: Friday, July 5th - Thursday, August 1st, 2019
Session 4: Monday, August 5th - Sunday, September 1st, 2019
Session 5: Friday, September 6th - Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
Session 6: Monday, October 7th - Sunday, November 3rd, 2019

Jury Panel for 2019 Summer Residency Season
Lauren Bierly, Artist, Manager of Special Exhibitions and Projects for The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and chaNorth 2018 Resident Artist Alumni.
Adrienne Elise Tarver, interdisciplinary artist, Director of Art & Design and Director of the HSA Gallery at Harlem School for the Arts in Harlem, New York and Residency Advisor for Trestle Art Space.
Michelle Levy, interdisciplinary artist and cultural organizer, Founding Director of EFA Project Space, a collaborative, cross-disciplinary exhibition program of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in NYC, where she also founded the SHIFT Residency (2010) supporting the creative practices of artists who work for arts organizations.
David Rios Ferreira, Artist and Director of Public Programs and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.

Community Engagement
Artists are invited to participate in an evening of artists´ talks and presentations, and participate in the Open Studios Program. Both events are open to the public.

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.

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.
-Joel Kuennen, the Chief Operations Officer and former Senior Editor at ArtSlant.
-Will Hutnick, artist and curator residency director at the Wassaic Project.
-Peter Gynd, an independent curator and the director at Lesley Heller Gallery.

Fellowships and Exhibit Opportunities
ChaNorth offers one fellowship award, per season, for a young artist under 30; a solo show award; and an annual curated alumni show. Both the solo show and group show are presented at Chashama exhibition spaces in New York City.

What you will need for applying
-Prefered 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
-1 professional reference

APPLY: https://chashama.submittable.com/submit

For collaborative artists wishing to share accomodations, please email chanorthinfo@chashama.org. All other questions should be directed to eliza@chashama.org.

Residency program since

1995

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Curatorial
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 month
Number of artists resident at one time

between 5 and 10

Grants available

chanorth residency offers artists multiple opportunities to introduce, share work and network. *Fellowship award, we award one merit-based fellowship for a young artist, age under 30, for the summer residency session. *Solo show award, Chashama exhibition space, New York city - awarded to one artist from current year (2018) resident artists. *Selected group show, Chashama exhibition space, New York city - selected from an open call from current year (2018) resident artists. *Studio visits 2-3 times per session from curators, critics, gallerists, residency directors from NY and other art professionals. *Each session culminates in an Open Studio event that is open to the general public.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Supplies
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation

Open Studios, Studio Visits, Exhibition

Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Food
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Exhibition at a later date

Description of residency

Setting

Rural

Resources
  • Kitchen
  • Woodworking Tools
Number of studios

between 5 and 10

Type and size of studios

Private Studio

Accomodation
  • Private Room
  • Private Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops

How to reach

By train

Metro-North to Wassaic, NY Station
Please see schedule: http://as0.mta.info/mnr/schedules/sched_form.cfm

Amtrak to Rhinecliff, NY station
Please see schedule: https://www.amtrak.com/content/amtrak/en-us/stations/rhi.html

By plane

New York City, All airports

By car

2600 Route 199
Pine Plains, NY
12567

Nearest airport

New York City, All Airport,

Contact information

chaNorth
2600 Route 199
12567 Pine Plain, NY
United States of America

chanorthinfo@chashama.org
www.chanorth.com

Phone: 845-750-2629

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