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Chashama North (ChaNorth)

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ChaNorth, Chashama's international upstate artist residency has been located in the Hudson Valley since 2006. Chashama supports artists through the following programs: Space to Create, Space to Present, Space to Connect, and the ChaNorth Artist Residency. 

ChaNorth accepts applications in all creative fields, including but not limited to VISUAL ARTS, CHOREOGRAPHY, WRITING, MUSIC COMPOSITION, AND PERFORMANCE. Each month-long session has 5 to 7 artists, which ChaNorth curates with the aim of creating small, dynamic, diverse, interactive groups. National and international artists are welcome to apply.

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.

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 and 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 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.

COST OF RESIDENCY, FOUR-WEEK SESSION:

$950. Residency fee includes:

  • private room (most rooms are en-suits)  
  • private studio
  • fully stocked kitchen
  • scheduled pick up and drop off -Wassaic train station

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