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 inclusive environment that fosters cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas, perspectives and expertise. Each month-long session has five to seven 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 a total of 35 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. Our application process has two-stages: a jury panel will shortlist artists for the second stage phone interview. The actual cost of each residency session is $5,000 per-artist per-session, but thanks to the generous support of donors and grants, each artist’s contribution is now $1,200 per month. Additionally, our Young Artist Fellowship awards a no-fee one-month residency to one resident each summer.
Application Fee: $30.00
Cost of 4-week Residency Session: $1,200
- Private Room
- Private Studio
- Fully Stocked Kitchen
The fee does not include:
- Transportation costs to and from ChaNorth
- Artist’s material costs
McEnroe Organic Farm Work Exchange
Fostering community engagement, ChaNorth collaborates with McEnroe Organic Farm’s Education Garden where resident artists participate in 3 hours of work exchange weekly and 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.
Fellowships and Exhibit Opportunities
- One Young Artist Fellowship award (under 30) per season.
- Solo show award at a ChaShama NYC exhibition space
- Annual curated alumni show at a Chashama NYC exhibition space