4 weeks
Paid by host 
  • Young Artist Fellowship Award
  • Community Teaching Opportunity( paid)
  • Stocked Kitchen, providing artists with wholesome and organic food
  • Furnished bedrooms and semi-furnished private studios, most bedrooms include private bathrooms
Paid by artist 

Cost of Residency, four-week session: $950. Residency fee includes: private room, private studio and fully stocked kitchen. The fee does not include: transportation costs to and from chaNorth, and
artists' materials cost.

Application guidelines 

Online application. A non refundable processing fee of $30 (US) is required with each application.


chaNorth, chashama

chaNorth, chashama



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, they 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.

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.  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.

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

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, the shared kitchen is stocked with fresh, seasonal produce and whole grains. Shared meals act as the anchor of the program
  • Alumni, yearly 2 solo show awards
  • Alumni a selected group show
  • Shows presented at of Chashama Space to Present, Galery, New York City
  • Other exhibition opportunities yearly
  • Public Artist Presentations
  • Open Studios
  • Visiting art professionals, galerists, curators
Accommodation Information 

7 private furnished bedrooms with either private bathroom or shared bathroom.

Studio Information 

Chanorth has 7 semi-furnished studios. Each resident will have 24-hour access to studios that range in size (estimated around 200+ square feet). Each studio is unique and has varying amounts of wall space and windows. Studio assignments are based on medium and projects proposed. chaNorth is located on a 5-acre homestead property and therefore offers ample outdoor space to host performances, installations and a sculpture park. Please note that this is a historic property, therefore, all possible impacts of the proposed project must be considered before approval. Residents are responsible for restoring the property to its found condition.

Technical Information 

Artists need to bring their own materials and special pieces of equipment. Residency provides basic tools, drills, sanders etc.

2600 Route 199
Pine Plains, NY 12567
United States

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