ChaNorth (Chashama North) is Chashama’s upstate artist residency located in the Hudson Valley since 2006.
With the mission to support artistic dialogue, ChaNorth provides emerging and mid-career artists an environment that fosters cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas, perspectives and expertise. Each month-long session has 5 to 7 artists, which ChaNorth curates with the aim of creating small, dynamic, diverse, interactive groups. Artists are selected based on the quality and commitment to their work and their project description. ChaNorth accepts at total of 42 artists for the summer season. The summer artist-in-residence season runs from May through the end of October.
ChaNorth accepts applications in all creative fields, including but not limited to visual arts, choreography, writing, music composition, and performance. National and international emerging and mid-career artists are welcome to apply.
ChaNorth is a Self-Directed Residency.
The residency program offers space, time, and inspiration to make new work.
Cost of Residency, four-week session: $950. Residency fee includes:
- private room
- private studio
- fully stocked kitchen
The fee does not include:
- transportation costs to and from ChaNorth
- artists’ material costs
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 an annual curated alumni show. Both the solo show and group show are presented at Chashama exhibition spaces in New York City.
Applications for the Summer 2019 Summer Session will open in November.
ChaNorth accepts applications in all creative fields, including but not limited to visual arts, writing, choreography, music composition, and performance.