ChaNorth International Artist Residency / Residencies

January 15, 2020

Organization Name: Chashama North (ChaNorth)

Organization Location: Pine Plains, NY

Type: Residencies

Fee: $30


In 2006 Chashama opened the ChaNorth international artist residency in Pine Plains, New York. The ChaNorth residency offers the opportunity for emerging and mid-career artists to work and live in the Hudson Valley for four weeks. Annually the program hosts 49 artists during seven 4-week sessions running from April through October.

ChaNorth (Chashama North) accepts applications in all creative fields, including but not limited to visual arts, choreography, writing, music composition, and performance. National and international artists, 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 visas.

ChaNorth offers
-one fellowship award, per season, 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.
ChaNorth fosters a strong alumni community, offering artists various exhibition opportunities including 2019 LIGHT YEAR, Manhattan Bridge Public Art, video exhibition.

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: 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, New York.

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.

Resident Artists can apply to exhibit their work at the Pine Plains Library

Fostering community engagement and strengthening and supporting our local community, 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 produce and whole grains. Shared meals act as the anchor of the program, resident artists gather once or twice a week for a potluck dinner.

Application Fee is $30 to cover administrative costs.
This year we had to introduce the application fee due to the high number of applications and the two stages selection process. Thank You for your understanding.

Cost of Residency, four-week session: $950.

Residency fee includes:
-private room
-private studio
-fully stocked kitchen

The fee does not include:
-transportation costs to and from chaNorth ( we offer one scheduled pick up on the day of arrival at 4:15 pm in Wassaic Train Station)
-artists’ materials cost

THE APPLICATION PROCESS is in two stages: The Jury Panel will shortlist 70 artists, shortlisted artists will be asked for a 10 -15 minute Skype/phone interview to be scheduled from February 2020. 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 49 artists for the 2020 summer season.

For collaborative artists wishing to share studios/accommodations and for all other questions should be directed to

PLEASE review the FAQ section of our website before emailing us!

Opportunity Website