For each summer season chaNorth awards one fellowship for a young artist, age under 30, a solo show in New York, selected group show and studio visits from gallerists, curators, and art professionals. Residency hosts open studios and artists talks, screenings and performances.
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. Some programming is suggested but participation is always optional.
chanorth residency offers artists multiple opportunities to introduce, share work and network:
7 private furnished bedrooms with either private bathroom or shared bathroom.
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.
Artists need to bring their own materials and special pieces of equipment. Residency provides basic tools, drills, sanders etc.
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