ChaNorth, Chashama's upstate artist residency has been located in the Hudson Valley since 2006. Chashama supports artists by giving them space to create and present their work, while fostering community development through the arts.
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. For international artists, we can provide letters of support, but each artist is responsible for arranging their own visa. Artists enrolled in graduate and undergraduate programs at the time of their application are not eligible to apply to ChaNorth.
The application process is in two stages: shortlisted artists will be asked for a 10 minute Skype/phone interview to be scheduled for mid-February 2019.
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:
fully stocked kitchen
The fee does not include:
transportation costs to and from chaNorth
artists' materials cost
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 quality and commitment to their work, their project description, and their ability to interact positively with the community. 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.
2019 Summer Residency Sessions
Session 1: Friday, May 3rd - Thursday, May 30th, 2019
Session 2: Monday, June 3rd - Sunday, June 30th, 2019
Session 3: Friday, July 5th - Thursday, August 1st, 2019
Session 4: Monday, August 5th - Sunday, September 1st, 2019
Session 5: Friday, September 6th - Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
Session 6: Monday, October 7th - Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
Jury Panel for 2019 Summer Residency Season, read more
Lauren Bierly, Artist, Manager of Special Exhibitions and Projects for The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and chaNorth 2018 Resident Artist Alumni.
Adrienne Elise Tarver, interdisciplinary artist, Director of Art & Design and Director of the HSA Gallery at Harlem School for the Arts in Harlem, New York and Residency Advisor for Trestle Art Space.
Michelle Levy, interdisciplinary artist and cultural organizer, Founding Director of EFA Project Space, a collaborative, cross-disciplinary exhibition program of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in NYC, where she also founded the SHIFT Residency (2010) supporting the creative practices of artists who work for arts organizations.
David Rios Ferreira, Artist and Director of Public Programs and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.
Community Engagement Artists are invited to participate in an evening of artists' talks and presentations, and participate in the Open Studios Program. Both events are open to the public.
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:
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.