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CHANORTH: APPLY FOR THE SUMMER 2020 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM. The program offers networking, exhibition & teaching opportunities. Food is provided.

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Since 2006 ChaNorth, Chashama's international upstate artist residency has been located in the Hudson Valley. Chashama supports artists through these programs: Space to Connect, Space to Create, Space to Present, and the ChaNorth Artist Residency.

Chashama North (ChaNorth) accepts applicants from all creative fields, including but not limited to VISUAL ARTS, WRITING, CHOREOGRAPHY,  MUSIC COMPOSITION, AND PERFORMANCE. 

Each session, which is a month long, has 5 to 7 artists, who are curated by ChaNorth with the aim of creating small, diverse, dynamic, interactive groups. National and international artists are all welcome to apply.


  • one fellowship award for a young artist under 30
  • two solo show awards
  • an annual curated alumni show

Both solo shows and the group show are presented, the following year, at Chashama exhibition spaces in New York City.


During the residency, artists have many opportunities to share their work and network with others, including 2-3 studio visits per session from curators, critics, gallerists, and residency directors. Previous studio visitors have included:

  • Nora Khan, a writer focused on emerging issues within digital art and the philosophy of technology
  • Will Hutnick, artist and curator residency director at the Wassaic Project, NY.
  • Junho Lee, Founding Director of NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY
  • Olga Dekalo, Assistant Curator at the Katonah Museum of Art in Westchester, NY


  • Artists are invited to participate in an evening of ARTISTS’ TALKS AND PRESENTATIONS, at the Pine Plains Free Library and participate in the OPEN STUDIOS Program. Both events are open to the public.
  • Pine Plains Library in Partnership with ChaNorth offers artists to create and lead an hour-long free community art WORKSHOP. The library offers for each artist a $50 payment for teaching.

COST OF RESIDENCY, FOUR-WEEK SESSION: $950. Residency fee includes:

  • private room
  • private studio
  • fully stocked kitchen
  • one scheduled pick up and drop off -Wassaic train station


  • YASMEEN SIDDIQUI is the founder of Minerva Projects, is an independent curator, essayist and sometimes lecturer, committed to voicing marginal narratives. Her writing has appeared on Hyperallergic and in ART PAPERS, the Cairo Times, Medina Magazine, Flash Art, Modern Painters, NKA and The Brooklyn Rail, and in books and exhibition catalogues.
  • MIA S. WILLIS (they/them) is a Black performance poet whose work has been featured by or is forthcoming in Under the Belly of the Beast (Dissonance Press), FreezeRay, Curating Alexandria, WORDPEACE, Peculiar, Foothill, Button Poetry, and Slamfind.
  • LAUREN BIERLY IS an installation artist and Manager of Special Exhibitions and Projects for The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bierly has been a guest critic for Trestle Art Space, chaNorth Residency, and Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, and is a chaNorth 2018 Resident Artist Alumni.
  • PETER GYND is a fifth generation artist, independent curator, and the director at Lesley Heller Gallery in New York City’s Lower East Side. Peter Gynd has been a guest critic/consultant/visitor at the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), Residencies Unlimited, Kunstraum, and ChaNorth Artist Residency, and a guest juror at 440 Gallery and Sweet Lorraine Gallery.


  • Preferred session period
  • Artist statement, and Statement of Interest in ChaNorth Residency: (200 words or less)
  • Third-person paragraph highlighting your professional achievements (250 words or less)
  • CV -Work Samples, including a work in progress, studio image
  • contact details of 1 professional reference
  • workshop program, if you wish to apply to be considered to lead a workshop at the Pine Plains Free Library

For collaborative artists wishing to share studios/accommodations and for all other questions should be directed to or phone 845-750-2629

PLEASE review the FAQ section of our website

For more information about this opportunity for artists, please visit the Event Website or click to Apply.


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