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, Chashama's upstate artist residency has been located in the Hudson Valley since 2006. Chashama supports artists by giving them space to create and present their work while fostering community development through the arts.
ChaNorth (Chashama North) accepts applications in all creative fields, including but not limited to visual arts, choreography, writing, music composition, and performance. National and international artists, 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 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. The Summer artist-in-residence season runs from May through the end of October with one month sessions. ChaNorth aims to curate and to bring together a diverse group of artists for each session. With the mission to support artistic dialogue, ChaNorth provides emerging, mid-career artists an environment that foster cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas, perspectives and expertise. Each month-long session has 5 to 7 artists, creating small, dynamic, interactive groups. Artists are selected based on the quality and commitment to their work, their project description and the ability to interact positively with the community. ChaNorth accepts at total of 42 artists for the summer season.
It is a two-stage application process, the shortlisted artist will be asked for 10 min, phone interview.
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, our shared kitchen is stocked with fresh, seasonal produce and whole grains. Shared meals act as the anchor of the program.
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; Joel Kuennen, the Chief Operations Officer and former Senior Editor at ArtSlant; Will Hutnick, artist and curator residency director at the Wassaic Project; Peter Gynd, an independent curator and the director at Lesley Heller Gallery.
Fellowships and Exhibit Opportunities: ChaNorth offers one fellowship award, per season, for a young artist under 30; a solo show award; and annual curated alumni show. Both the solo show and group shows are presented at Chashama exhibition spaces in New York City.
Community Engagement: Artists are invited to participate in an evening of artist’s talks and presentations and participate at the Open Studios, both events are open to the public.
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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