chashama’s gallery program gives artists a professional forum where they can present their work to the public. Our ground-floor, storefront exhibition venues run the gamut from old industrial spaces to the more typical “white box.” We program the venues based on the spatial requirements of the proposed projects, the character of the neighborhoods, and the strength and clarity of the artist or curator’s proposal.

There are two ways to present work in a chashama gallery space: through our competitive application process, or by rental. Many of the artists and curators chosen from our applicant pool receive a space at no cost, help with installation and press, and in addition, some also receive cash grants to support their projects.

We accept proposals from artists and curators for group or solo shows, and present visual art exhibitions of all kinds. Our locations can vary from month to month, and participating shows can last anywhere from 2 weeks to a month or more.

If sales are made during a chashama exhibition, we do request 25%. We also require either the artist or a gallery-sitter to be present in the space while the doors are open to the public.

Show Period Submission Deadline
January – April, 2015 November 15,  2014, 5pm
May – August, 2015 February 15, 2015, 5pm
September – December, 2015 May 15,  2014, 5pm
To Apply

Fill out the form on the next page. Be prepared to submit 3-5 images of work samples, a CV, and a $5.00 processing fee.

Please Note: If you wish to circumvent the $5 fee, you are welcome to submit your application via mail or in person to:

Attn: Gallery Program
201 E. 42nd St.
New York, NY

E-mail submissions will not be considered.

To continue with the online application, click [here]

To download the paper application, click [here]

We look forward to hearing from you!
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Current locations are here.


chashama nurtures artists by transforming unused property into work and presentation space.

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