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Programs
Space to Connect
We collaborate with local organizations to create free arts programming throughout the five boroughs. Our programs are bilingual, supportive to parents, age appropriate, and focused on increasing marginalized communities’ access to the arts.
Space to Create
We provide affordable workspace for visual artists. We currently have studios throughout New York City, upstate New York and Matawan, New Jersey.
Space to Present
We provide free presentation space for visual artists, performers and curators. These opportunities are in highly visible venues in a range of locations throughout the city.
ChaNorth
We operate a residency program in Pine Plains, New York. At Chanorth we hold six sessions from May to October, and we've served nearly 60 artists with space to create upstate.
News
The Fordham Ram
4/3/2020
Chashama Art Space Welcomes 25th Year
“(Chashama) awards $9 million worth of real estate to artists, subsidizes 200 artist workspaces, provides over 200 free art classes and gives 170 artists free space to present,” read the website. Chashama partners with owners of unused space and then turns that real estate into “activated” space, as Durst calls it. More
Hyperallergic
4/6/2020
Breathing Creative Life into Santa Fe’s Empty Buildings
The nonprofit organization Vital Spaces is expanding into the Midtown Campus, where they will have studio and exhibition space while the city evaluates potential long-term developers for the project.  Chashama, is a similar New York City organization founded by Anita Durst. Durst “has been instrumental” in helping Vital Spaces with the nuts and bolts of the operation and getting it off the ground. More
The New York Times
4/6/2020
Helping Artists Find Studio Space
Chashama, a nonprofit that has partnered with property owners to turn unused spaces into art studios and presentation sites since the 1990s, has about 120 visual art studios that are rented at affordable rates via an application process. More
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
4/6/2020
Red Hook Art Show Features 100 Artists in Pre-War Warehouse Ravaged by Sandy
The seasonal pop-up is the brainchild of two of the city’s largest artist-run organizations — the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition and ChaShaMa — and promises to be an “epic” showcase of “Brooklyn art now” in a building brimming with history. More
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
10/22/2019
Visit dozens of artist studios this weekend at the Brooklyn Army Terminal
For this weekend only, residents will have the unique opportunity of exploring the Brooklyn Army Terminal, visiting the complex’s art center and viewing the work of 96 different artists at Chashama’s Open Studios. More
Cheddar.com
9/28/2017
The Company Has Property Owners Donating Space for Art
Non-profit Chashama works with property owners to create affordable studio space for artists in the expensive New York market. Founder Anita Durst explains what property owners get out of the deal. More
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