Chashama collaborates with social service organizations that have limited capacity to offer arts to their members. Together, we create high-quality artistic programming that is bilingual and community-centric at no cost to our partners or community members. Current social service organizations and community partners include Fordham Bedford Community Services, CAMBA, Services for the Underserved (S:US), and the National Domestic Workers Alliance.
We are proud to have collaborate with:
Atlas:DIY, BKLYN Clay, 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).
•Fordham Bedford, The Bronx: 3 free artist workspaces, a rehearsal space for neighborhood performing artists, and in-person and virtual art classes for local seniors and youth.
•538 Claremont, The Bronx: 4 free artist workspaces, 1 free office space and in-person and virtual art classes for community members
•535-539 West 162nd St, Washington Heights: 4 free artist workspaces and a community space for free in-person art classes to community members
In the next month, our outreach programming will expand services to three new locations:
•1638 E New York Avenue, East New York: a rehearsal performance space for neighborhood performers
•82-68 164th St, Jamaica, Queens: 4 workspaces for local artists and free art classes for residents.
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 for long term Space to Connect programs in the Bronx and Washington Heights please click below