Application is open for the 2020 Chashama North, ChaNorth Artist in Residence Program.
In 2006 Chashama opened the ChaNorth international artist residency in Pine Plains, New York. The ChaNorth residency offers the opportunity for emerging and mid-career artists to work and live in the Hudson Valley for four weeks. Annually the program hosts 49 artists during seven 4-week sessions running from April through November. ChaNorth accepts applications in all creative fields, including but not limited to visual arts, choreography, writing, music composition, and performance. National and international artists artists are welcome to apply.
ChaNorth upholds the storied tradition of the Hudson Valley by providing local and international artists with a supportive and secluded environment in which to create new work. The artist residency is embedded in the rural communities of the surrounding towns, serving as a cultural resource for the Hudson Valley. The program offers networking, exhibition and teaching opportunities and promotes awareness and understanding of visual arts in a rural community through engagement with the artists. ChaNorth also sustains a successful partnership with McEnroe Organic Farm to supply healthy, fresh produce for the artist residency through a work exchange program.
For more information and how to apply please read below.
Application Deadline is January 15th, 2020
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 application are not eligible to apply to ChaNorth.
Fellowship and Exhibition Opportunities
- 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
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 and strengthening and supporting our local community, 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 produce and whole grains. Shared meals act as the anchor of the program, resident artists gather once or twice a week for a potluck dinner.
Who we are:
ChaNorth, Chashama‘s international upstate artist residency has been located in the Hudson Valley since 2006.
Chashama supports artists by partnering with property owners to transform unused real estate into space to create and present, and provides free art classes to under-resourced communities.
The organization was founded in 1995 by Artistic Director Anita Durst to remedy what she observed to be the greatest threat New York City artists faced: the lack of space. Since then, Chashama has played a central role in sustaining New York’s artistic community by giving free exhibition space to over 20,000 artists, presenting 4,000 public art events, and providing 800 free art classes for under-resourced communities.
Chashama supports artists through the following programs: Space to Create, Space to Present, Space to Connect, and the ChaNorth Artist Residency.
Duration of residency
<p>Annually the program hosts 49 artists during seven 4-week sessions running from April through November. </p>
<p>2020 Summer Residency Sessions</p>
<p>Session 1: Friday, April 3rd – Thursday, April 30th, 2020<br />
Session 2: Monday, May 3rd – Sunday, May 31th, 2020<br />
Session 3: Friday, June 5th – Thursday, July 2nd, 2020<br />
Session 4: Monday, July 6th – Sunday, August 2nd, 2020<br />
Session 5: Friday, August 7th – Thursday, September 3rd, 2020<br />
Session 6: Monday, September 7th – Sunday, October 4th, 2020<br />
Session 7: Friday, October 9th – Thursday, November 5th, 2020</p>
<p>Accommodations include a private bedroom, a private studio, shared living room / dining room / kitchen. Most bedrooms have private bathrooms.</p>
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
<p>ChaNorth accepts applications in all creative fields, including but not limited to visual arts, choreography, writing, music composition, and performance. National and international artists artists are welcome to apply.</p>
<p>ChaNorth has a basic outdoor stage for performances, readings….etc. </p>
<p>TheSITE, is ChaNorth temporary outdoor art space, offering artists to work outside, create outdoor installations, land art, interactive works…etc</p>
<p>We have a basic tool park including jigsaw, power drill, sander, angle grinder, some hand tools and a sawing machine.</p>
Studio / Workspace
<p>ChaNorth has one writer’s apartment and 6 artists studios/apartments. All apartments and studios are private.<br />
Each studio varies in size. We try to do our best to match each artist with the right studio for their practice.</p>
Fees and support
<p>Application Fee is $30 to cover administrative costs. </p>
<p>This year we had to introduce the application fee due to the high number of applications, the two stages selection process, involving a jury panel and conducting phone/skype interviews. Thank You for your understanding. </p>
<p>Cost of Residency, four-week session: $950. The fee is highly subsidized, thanks to Chashama generous support of donors and grants.</p>
<p>Residency fee includes: private room, private studio and a fully stocked kitchen</p>
<p>The fee does not include: transportation costs to and from chaNorth ( except one scheduled pick up on the day of arrival at 4:15 pm in Wassaic Train Station, if needed.) and artists’ materials cost.</p>
<p>We offer Fellowship and Exhibition Opportunities </p>
<p>-one fellowship award, per season, for a young artist under 30;</p>
<p>-two solo show awards</p>
<p>-an annual curated alumni show.</p>
<p>Both solo shows and the group show are presented, the following year, at Chashama exhibition spaces in New York City.</p>
<p>Teaching paid opportunity<br />
Pine Plains Library in Partnership with ChaNorth offers artists to create and lead an hour-long free community art workshop. The library offers for each artist a $50 payment for teaching.</p>
Expectations towards the artist
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.</p>
Sign up for 2-3 studio visits per session from critics, curators, gallerists, and residency directors. </p>
<p>Offer to create and lead an hour-long workshop at the Pine Plains Library. The library offers for each artist a $50 payment for teaching.</p>
<p>Apply for Alumni Programs<br />
-2Xsolo show awards<br />
-selected group show<br />
-other yearly alumni events</p>