Space to Connect

We collaborate with organizations that have limited capacity to offer arts to their members. Together, we create high-quality artistic programming at no cost to the partnering agency or their members.

We are proud to have partnered with the following organizations:



The Center for Family Life

Dedalus Foundation

Earthworks NYC

Fordham Bedford Housing & Community Services

Gasworks NYC

The Islamic Cultural Center of NYC

La Mano Pottery

Lenox Hill Hospital

Madison Square Boys and Girls Club

Mixteca Organization

Mount Sinai Hospital

The NARS Foundation

National Domestic Workers Association

1199 – SEIU (United Healthcare Workers East)

The Stanley Isaac Neighborhood Center

VIP Mujeres (Violence Intervention Program)

Year-Round Programs:

Washington Heights

535-539 162nd St, NYC (residential) Artists host monthly workshops for building residents in exchange for their workspace.

We Provide:

  • Access to Materials for the Arts (MFTA)
  • Limited materials budget

The Bronx

Chashama’s Space to Connect program in the Bronx is a collaboration with Bronx-based housing and community service organizations Fordham Bedford, Dunn Development, CAMBA and SUS.
Artists in these year-round programs teach classes inside of existing community programs in exchange for their Work Space.

We Provide:

  • Access to Materials for the Arts (MFTA)
  • Limited materials Budget

Space to Connect is made possible through the generous support of the David Rockefeller Fund, M&T Bank, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and NYC City Council members Daniel Garodnick, Ben Kallos, Carlos Menchaca and Keith Powers. Special thanks to The New York Community Trust for providing the funding which laid the foundation for Space to Connect.

To Apply
We will be accepting applications for short term Space to Connect programs in the future.

To apply for long term Space to Connect programs in the Bronx and Washington Heights please click below
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