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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
Our Town
6/1/2022
Bring Five, Take Five
Meet the East Harlem thrift shop that doesn’t use price tags. With a unique new memory attached to their shopping experience, Reyes hopes visitors will leave with a stronger connection to both their clothing and community. More
The New York Times
6/1/2022
As Omicron Bears Down on Retailers, Landlords Get Creative to Fill Space
Tenants are being offered concessions like reduced rates and customized spaces, while vacant storefronts are being filled with pop-up shops and works by local artists. More
Real Estate Weekly
11/23/2021
Chashama Gala Makes Spectacular Return
After a COVID-enforced hiatus, the annual arts extravaganza hosted by chashama returned to Times Square last week. More
CoStar
11/23/2021
As New York Stages Its Comeback, Landlords Look to Art To Liven Up Empty Spaces
The Port Authority is just one of a growing number of New York’s landlords that are embracing the likes of Chashama to fill vacant commercial property space, which has mounted during the pandemic as stores have closed and workers have stayed at home. More
Women\'s Wear Daily
10/26/2021
Chashama to Open Art to Ware and The Love Show at Port Authority Bus Terminal
Chashama, a nonprofit that provides affordable workspace to artists, is extending its Storefront Startup Program to open two locations in the Port Authority’s Midtown Bus Terminal on Tuesday. More
Art & Object
9/28/2021
Good Art: ChaShaMa is an Art Charity Transforming Vacant Spaces
In a city of endless opportunities, one organization is doing its best to optimize all that New York has to offer. More
The Village Sun
8/10/2021
Arts Patron Turns Her Focus to Hooking Up Small Business Entrepreneurs with Vacant Retail Spaces
As a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Durst and ChaShaMa have joined forces with the city’s Department of Small Business Services to develop Storefront Startup, an initiative designed to restore economic stability, entrepreneurship, creativity and hope to New York City. More
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