Can I get a tax deduction for donating space?

Unfortunately, no

How can I intern at Chashama?

Email info@chashama.org with the subject line: Internship Opportunities and your request will be directed to the correct department

How can I volunteer at Chashama?

Email volunteer@chashama.org with the subject line: Volunteer Opportunities

How do I apply for presentation space?

Learn more about applying for our Space to Present Program here. When you apply online you will receive an email confirming receipt of your application. Your application remains valid and on file for two years.

How do I apply for workspace?

Learn more about applying for our Space to Create Program here.  When you apply online you will receive an email confirming receipt of your application.  Your application remains valid and on file for 3 years.

How do I donate space?

Contact Anita Durst at anita@chashama.org

How long can I have presentation space for?

Artists are granted space for 1-4 week periods; when applying, please stipulate if a specific term length is necessary for your project.

How long can I rent workspace for?

There is no time limit on your workspaces – as long as the space is available and all contract terms are abided by.

How much is rent for a workspace?

$1.50-2.00 per square feet per month. (Note: Price is based on location and amenities.)

I am a group/curator/nonprofit. Can we still apply for presentation space?

Yes. Include a representative sample of the works you’d like to exhibit. If you are a group, one person must act as your sole representative and be responsible for communicating with Chashama and overseeing logistical coordination of your presentation.

I applied for a presentation space. When can I expect to hear back?

You can expect to wait three months or up to two years for a presentation space. Applications are accepted year round.

I applied for a workspace. When can I expect to hear back?

You can expect to wait three months or up to three years for a workspace.  Applications are accepted year round, and you will be prompted to update your application each year, for up to three years.

Is there a fee to use a presentation space?

No! Space to Present is free, however we do require a fully refundable deposit ranging from $200 to $500. In some spaces general liability insurance is required. 

What are the sizes of the workspaces?

Workspaces range from 90 square feet to 700 square feet. (Note: Most of our spaces average 400 square feet or less.)

What does Chashama do?

Chashama supports artists by giving them space to create and present their work. Chashama was founded in 1995 in response to the lack of affordable space for emerging artists in New York to create and present their work. Since then Chashama has activated over 80 unused properties, providing space to create and space to present to 15,000 artists. Chashama partners with property owners to repurpose unused commercial real estate into space for artists’ dreams to become reality.

What does Chashama mean?

Chashama (pronounced: sha-SHAH-ma) means “to have vision” in Farsi.

What does Chashama provide when I am granted a presentation space?

Chashama provides assistance with marketing promotion across our social media networks and some art listing platforms. Otherwise, Chashama’s assistance functions strictly in an advisory capacity. Artists must be capable of installing and de-installing their own projects. Additionally, artists must keep their presentation space open for a minimum of 30 hours per week with a gallery sitter.

Where are your workspaces located?

Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx, Matawan, NJ and Pine Plains, NY!

Where can I find new opportunities to apply to exhibit my work?

Our space specific Requests for Proposals will be announced in the Newsletter, on our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and on the Open Calls section of our website.

Where is Chashama located?

Our administrative office is located at 675 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017. We have spaces all over New York City, check out our most up-to-date locations here.

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