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 is a New York State artist residency aimed at providing a nourishing, focused environment for emerging and established artists as they continue their committed practices. chaNorth accepts applications in all creative fields, including but is not limited to visual arts, writing, choreography, music composition, and performance. The program offers an opportunity for 5-7 artists to remove themselves from the typical demands of daily life and immerse themselves in a creative live/work space for four weeks. Resident artists will be provided with a private furnished bedroom and semi-furnished studio. chaNorth is located on five acres of sprawling meadow, adjacent to hundreds of acres of undeveloped woods in the scenic Hudson Valley. The residency fosters a culture of both serious artistic production and plays with a strong focus on healthy communal living. Shared kitchens are stocked with fresh, local, organic produce and whole grains. Cooperatively prepared meals act as the anchor of the program. In addition, residents are asked to contribute 3 hours per week working at McEnroe Organic Farm, allowing artists the opportunity to interact with the environment, the community and agricultural history of the Hudson Valley. With the exception of farm shift and weekly potlucks, this program is intended for residents to have undisrupted time to focus on their continued studio practice.

chanorth residency offers artists multiple opportunities to introduce, share work and network.

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.

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 resident artists.

Selected group show, Chashama exhibition space, New York city - selected from an open call from current year resident artists.

Residency program since

1995

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • New Media
  • Curatorial
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
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
  • Housing
  • Food
Application who/how

Application by Mail

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Exhibition at a later date

Description of residency

Setting

Rural

Resources
  • Internet Connection
  • Sculpture Park
  • Kitchen
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

chanorth@chashama.org
http://www.chashama.org/chanorth

Phone: 845-750-2629

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