chaNorth is a New York State artist residency aimed at providing a nourishing, focused environment for emerging and established artists as they continue their committed practices. chaNorth accepts applications in all creative fields, including but is not limited to visual arts, writing, choreography, music composition, and performance. The program offers an opportunity for 5-7 artists to remove themselves from the typical demands of daily life and immerse themselves in a creative live/work space for four weeks. Resident artists will be provided with a private furnished bedroom and semi-furnished studio. chaNorth is located on five acres of sprawling meadow, adjacent to hundreds of acres of undeveloped woods in the scenic Hudson Valley. The residency fosters a culture of both serious artistic production and plays with a strong focus on healthy communal living. Shared kitchens are stocked with fresh, local, organic produce and whole grains. Cooperatively prepared meals act as the anchor of the program. In addition, residents are asked to contribute 3 hours per week working at McEnroe Organic Farm, allowing artists the opportunity to interact with the environment, the community and agricultural history of the Hudson Valley. With the exception of farm shift and weekly potlucks, this program is intended for residents to have undisrupted time to focus on their continued studio practice. Some programming is suggested but participation is always optional.
chaNorth residency offers artists multiple opportunities to introduce, share work and network.
See Below for application information.
Studios: Each resident will have 24-hour access to studios that range in size (estimated around 200+ square feet). Each studio is unique and has varying amounts of wall space and windows. Studio assignments are based on medium and projects proposed. chaNorth is located on a 5-acre homestead property and therefore offers ample outdoor space to host performances, installations and sculpture park. Please note that this is a historic property, therefore, all possible impacts of the proposed project must be considered before approval. Residents are responsible for restoring the property to its found condition.
Living: Each resident will be assigned a private bedroom with linens. They will have access to either a private or shared bathroom. There are two shared kitchens, a living room and a patio available for communal use. All residents should be conscious of cleanliness and courtesy in these spaces. Onsite laundry is available free of charge for resident use.
Communal Food and Farm Shift: A significant part of the chaNorth community is based on shared meals and gardening. The kitchens will be stocked with organic produce from McEnroe Farm along with whole foods such as grains and nuts. Meals are primarily vegetarian but include naturally raised meats 2-3 times a week. Although residents will largely operate their schedules independently, residents are encouraged attending the twice a week potluck dinners. Each week residents participate in a 3 hr farm shift at McEnroe’s Education Garden. chaNorth strongly feels that participating in both aspects of farming and meal preparation allows for a stronger understanding of individual and communal living. Please mention in your application any dietary or physical limitations which may impact these activities.
Transportation: The chaNorth Residency is located in outside of Pine Plains, NY. The Wassaic Metro North Station and Rhinecliffe Hudson Amtrak are the closest train stations. Transportation, pick up and drop off, will be provided to one of the train stations on the first and last day of the residency session for artists without a car. The Hudson Valley has a lot of hiking, swimming, arts festivals, and museums, therefore, residents are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to bring a car for recreational and transportation use.
Applicants: chaNorth accepts applications in all creative fields, including but is not limited to visual arts, writing, choreography, music composition, and performance.
Artists will be selected based on the quality of their work, commitment to their practice, and ability function well in a small community. Along with having a strong commitment to their artistic practices, it is important that the applicants demonstrate an interest in communal meals and farm participation.
Fees: Each session fee is $950 plus a fully refundable $200 deposit. Although the program is partially subsidized, the fee includes providing food for the residents and covers the cost of operation.
Artists can apply for both opportunities.
Process Park, in collaboration with ArtSlant
Residency: April 1st-April 29th, 2018
Application Deadline: February 18th, 2018
Read more and apply through ArtSlant: click here to apply
SESSION 1.: Friday, May 4th - Thursday, May 31st, 2018
SESSION 2.: Monday, June 4th - Sunday, July 1st, 2018
SESSION 3.: Friday, July 6th - Thursday, August 2nd, 2018
SESSION 4.: Monday, August 6th - Sunday, September 2nd, 2018
SESSION 5.: Friday, September 7th - Thursday, October 4th, 2018
SESSION 6.: Monday, October 8th - Sunday, November 4th, 2018
Application Deadline: March 4th, 2018 Deadline extended till March 6th, due to weather condition and power cuts, we could not answer your questions on time.
Applicants will be notified by March 26th, 2018
Application fee: none
Please submit your application in a single PDF document no larger than 10 MB, each PDF file must be titled with your Last Name, underscore, First Name. (Example: Smith_John.pdf)
Please email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org subject line: 2018 Summer Residency Application
Name, address, phone number, website, and email address
Prefered Session period, first choice, second choice
Please state your creative field and studio needs. chaNorth accepts applications in all creative fields, including but is not limited to visual arts, writing, choreography, music composition, and performance.
Artist statement and Statement of Interest in chaNorth Residency: (300 words or less) including outlining your interest and project goals for your time at chaNorth. Please indicate if you are applying the Summer Fellowship award.
Third-person paragraph highlighting your professional achievements (limit about 200 words) this will be used, if you are selected, in PR materials and on social media.
CV, max 2 pages
Visual artists: Submit up to 10 images. For each submission please include the corresponding title, medium, dimensions, date.
Film/Video, Installation, Performance, Multi-Media and related works: Submit up to 10 works, can include up to 5 videos along with a short description contextualizing each segment and up to 5 images along with the corresponding title, medium, dimensions, date.
***Video and Audio Submissions: may be submitted via a third-party website (Youtube, Vimeo, etc.) and submitted in a link format in the application. Please submit no longer than 2 minutes for each video file.
Fiction, nonfiction: 20 pages of nonfiction
Playwriting: one complete play*
Screenwriting: one complete screenplay*
*Documentation of a production may be included in addition.
Poetry: 10 pages of poetry