Archives: 2014
AM New York
New York City arts organization helps arts and businesses set up shop in vacant storefronts
“Right now, when you look at the city, you see all of these people leaving and the shuttered spaces, but there’s still a huge passion and many people who are here want to help it,” said Durst. “There is so much potential for helping, and Enliven NYC will help artists and businesses in their spaces until they get rented out. We’re still awake and alive, and New York is moving forward through this pandemic.” More
Bangkok Post
As pandemic closes New York stores, artists move in
With landlords struggling to fill vacated lots, Chashama is upping its efforts amid the pandemic and plans to add 100 spaces within the next year to the 150 studios it already operates. "Sometimes they say tragedy brings an opportunity. So this is an opportunity," says the artist known as Sir Shadow, performing his signature one-stroke drawings in a former furniture store in Manhattan. More
West Side Spirit
Chashama at 25: a talk with founder Anita Durst about creating platforms for artists
Art as the lifeblood of NYC’s culture: a talk with founder Anita Durst about creating platforms for artists in empty commercial spaces. As an organization, Chashama is simply a platform for artists, performers, and innovators to display their creative output through performances in rented property spaces. But as an institution, Chashama represents the “New York dream,” the artist’s passion to take their ideas and their work to the big city stage and have the opportunity to showcase, communicate, and inspire. More
The Village Sun
Darrell Thorne takes ‘window dressing’ to new heights
Chashama and the National Endowments for the Arts have partnered to present a unique exhibition, “Under Glass and in Color,” featuring the work of Darrell Thorne, the Out100 designer and performance artist known for his work with Madonna, Jennifer Hudson, Blondie and more. More
The Fordham Ram
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
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
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
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
10/23/2014 How Design
"Cut Paper Artwork Exhibition to Check Out"
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9/29/2014 Meet Me Uptown
Arts Program Strives to Empower Harlem Youth
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9/11/2014 New York Amsterdam News
On the “A” with Souleo: Harlem’s Fashion Row Celebrates Byron Lars and Beverly Johnson
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9/3/2014 New York Daily News
Brooklyn Army Terminal to showcase 93 artist studios during rare public viewing
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7/1/2014 The Real Deal
Breaking Away From Rubber Chicken Dinners
6/12/2014 DNA Info
Performance Art Set to Enliven Vacant Storefronts Throughout the City
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6/12/2014 Art Nerd
How To Throw a Party: Call Chashama and See.Me
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6/11/2014 Real Estate Weekly
chashama sheds light on its good work
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6/10/2014 AVENUE Magazine
Anita's Way Brings You the 2014 chashama Gala
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After Dark: Meet NYC's Muffinhead, Artist And Nightlife Personality
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6/4/2014 REW-Online
Durst to party like its 1995
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4/24/2014 Studio International
Training to be an artist: art centres, residencies, collectives and subsidised studio venues in New York City
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4/22/2014 Next New Yorkers
Artwork Auction to Benefit Affordable Workspace for NYC Artists
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3/7/2014 artnet
The Tacky, the Shiny, and the Banksy at SCOPE New York 2014
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