Programs

Our Workspace Program

chashama’s Workspace program, the largest artist studio residency in New York City, provides subsidized studio space to 126 New York City based artists. The Workspace program evolved from chashama’s original, central mission of giving space to create to New York City-based artists. Studios range in size from under 200 square feet to over 400 square feet, and are rented to participating artists at up to 90% below market rates. In 2007 chashama expanded into long-term studio hubs in Harlem and the Brooklyn Army Terminal, in Sunset Park, which together with six smaller complexes in Jamaica, Ridgewood, and Far Rockaway, Queens, and Midtown Manhattan comprise the 126 individual studio spaces.

chashama’s studio hubs contain exhibition and common spaces, small kitchen areas, and space for light construction work. In addition to affordable studio space, Workspace supports artists in all aspects of their creative and professional development through exhibition opportunities, annual open studios events, a visiting curators program, an online registry, professional development workshops, and access to Materials for the Arts.


Workspace Locations

chashama North
Pine Plains

chashama North

Description

An artists' residency program that fosters a collaborative community and provides creative space for deepening artistic practices while connecting to the natural world.
 
Located in Upstate New York, chaNorth provides an opportunity for emerging artists  to remove themselves from the typical demands of daily life for the chance to immerse themselves in creative work for four weeks. Residencies focus on quiet concentration and a unique community intimately devoted to artistic health and exploration. For session dates and more information visit our chaNorth page.

Specifications
Maximum Capacity: 14
Square footage: 4000
Amenities
  • Bathrooms
  • Track Lighting
  • Natural Lighting
  • Electricity
  • Wi-Fi *
  • Sink/Access to water
* additional charges may apply

Brooklyn Army Terminal
Sunset Park

Brooklyn Army Terminal

Description

In a partnership with the NYC Economic Development Corporation, chashama provides 93 visual artist studios in two buildings, BAT-A & BAT-B, within the stunning, historic Brooklyn Army Terminal.

Specifications
Square footage: 50000
Amenities
  • Bathrooms
  • Elevator
  • Electricity
  • Wi-Fi *
  • Sink/Access to water
  • Heating
* additional charges may apply

829 Third Ave, 4th Floor
Midtown East

829 Third Ave, 4th Floor

Description
Studio workspace with kitchen, bathroom and east & west-facing windows for 2 visual artists.

This space is not open to the public.
Specifications
Square footage: 1100
Amenities
  • Bathrooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Natural Lighting
  • Electricity
  • Sink/Access to water
  • Heating
* additional charges may apply
If you are interested in renting or showing your work in our space, please check out our online applications located on the right side of this page.

Far Rockaway
Far Rockaway

Far Rockaway

Description
Shared studio space for 4 artists in the Arverne building complex.
Specifications
Maximum Capacity: 72
Square footage: 4646
Amenities
  • Bathrooms
  • Track Lighting
  • Natural Lighting
  • Electricity
  • Sink/Access to water
  • Heating
* additional charges may apply
If you are interested in renting or showing your work in our space, please check out our online applications located on the right side of this page.

Click here to view floorplan

441 W 37th Street
Garment District

441 W 37th Street

Description
chashama's midtown studio location, our 37th Street venue is the workplace of 6 artists, close to the central hive of NYC itself.

OPEN STUDIOS: Friday, October 21, 6-9pm and Saturday, October 22, 1-6pm
chashama's Studio Artists at 441 W. 37th St. are taking part in the 2016 Garment District Arts Festival! 
Specifications
Maximum Capacity: 10
Square footage: 1900
Amenities
  • Bathrooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Electricity
  • Wi-Fi *
  • Heating
* additional charges may apply
If you are interested in renting or showing your work in our space, please check out our online applications located on the right side of this page.

208 E 51st Street, 2nd-4th Floors
Midtown East

208 E 51st Street, 2nd-4th Floors

Description
chashama's East Midtown venue hosts 9 artist studios as well as a non-profit incubator space.
Specifications
Square footage: 2512
Amenities
  • Bathrooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Natural Lighting
  • Electricity
  • Sink/Access to water
  • Heating
* additional charges may apply
If you are interested in renting or showing your work in our space, please check out our online applications located on the right side of this page.

260 Irving Ave
Bushwick

260 Irving Ave

Description
Four artist studios in an interestingly designed railroad apartment
Amenities
  • Bathrooms
  • Natural Lighting
  • Electricity
  • Heating
* additional charges may apply
If you are interested in renting or showing your work in our space, please check out our online applications located on the right side of this page.

Matawan studios

Matawan studios

Description
This location is currently in development
Amenities
  • Bathrooms
  • Natural Lighting
  • Electricity
  • Sink/Access to water
  • Heating
* additional charges may apply
If you are interested in renting or showing your work in our space, please check out our online applications located on the right side of this page.

 

TO APPLY

Fill out our online application. Be prepared to submit 3-5 images of work samples, a CV, and a $5.00 processing fee.

If you wish to circumvent the $5 fee, you are welcome to submit your application in person or postal:

chashama
Attn: Studio Program
201 E. 42nd St.
New York, NY
10017
*  Emailed submissions will not be considered.
**At this time all studio locations currently have a wait list. Your application will be placed on the list for your desired location in the order it is received.

MORE INFORMATION

For information about renting a space, contact our Program Director.


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