ChaNorth: Apply for Summer 2019 Residency Season

Deadline: 15/01/2019  |  Published: 23/11/2018  |  Venue: Chashama North ( ChaNorth)  |  City: Pine Plains  |  Country: United States  |  Brigitta Varadi

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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 ( Chashama North) accepts applications in all creative fields, including but not limited to visual arts, choreography, writing, music composition, and performance. National and international 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 visa. Artists enrolled in graduate and undergraduate programs at the time of their application are not eligible to apply to ChaNorth.
 
The application process is in two stages: shortlisted artists will be asked for a 10 minute Skype/phone interview to be scheduled for mid-February 2019.
 
ChaNorth is a Self-Directed Residency. The residency program offers space, time, and inspiration to make new work. 
 
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
  • artists' materials cost

With the mission to support artistic dialogue, ChaNorth provides emerging and mid-career artists an environment that fosters cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas, perspectives and expertise. Each month-long session has 5 to 7 artists, which ChaNorth curates with the aim of creating small, dynamic, diverse, interactive groups. 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 42 artists for the summer season. The summer artist-in-residence season runs from May through the end of October.
 
2019 Summer Residency Sessions
Session 1: Friday, May 3rd - Thursday, May 30th, 2019
Session 2: Monday, June 3rd - Sunday, June 30th, 2019
Session 3: Friday, July 5th - Thursday, August 1st, 2019
Session 4: Monday, August 5th - Sunday, September 1st, 2019
Session 5: Friday, September 6th - Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
Session 6: Monday, October 7th - Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
 
Jury Panel for 2019 Summer Residency Season
  • Lauren Bierly, Artist, Manager of Special Exhibitions and Projects for The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and chaNorth 2018 Resident Artist Alumni.
  • Adrienne Elise Tarver, interdisciplinary artist, Director of Art & Design and Director of the HSA Gallery at Harlem School for the Arts in Harlem, New York and Residency Advisor for Trestle Art Space.  
  • Michelle Levy, interdisciplinary artist and cultural organizer, Founding Director of EFA Project Space, a collaborative, cross-disciplinary exhibition program of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in NYC, where she also founded the  SHIFT Residency (2010) supporting the creative practices of artists who work for arts organizations.
  • David Rios Ferreira, Artist and Director of Public Programs and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.

Community Engagement
Artists are invited to participate in an evening of artists' talks and presentations, and participate in the Open Studios Program. Both events are open to the public.
 
McEnroe Organic Farm Work Exchange
Fostering community engagement, 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, seasonal produce and whole grains. Shared meals act as the anchor of the program.
 
Guest Visitors Program
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.
  • Joel Kuennen, the Chief Operations Officer and former Senior Editor at ArtSlant.
  • Will Hutnick, artist and curator residency director at the Wassaic Project.
  • Peter Gynd, an independent curator and the director at Lesley Heller Gallery.

Fellowships and Exhibit Opportunities
ChaNorth offers one fellowship award, per season, for a young artist under 30; a solo show award; and an annual curated alumni show. Both the solo show and group show are presented at Chashama exhibition spaces in New York City.
 
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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
ChaNorth accepts applications in all creative fields, including but not limited to visual arts, choreography, writing, music composition, and performance. National and international 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 visa. Artists enrolled in graduate and undergraduate programs at the time of their application are not eligible to apply to ChaNorth.
When is the deadline?
15th January 2019
How many works can I submit?
Max 10.
How long is the residency ?
4 weeks residency. Please choose your session availability.
What is the is the accommodation and studio like?
Accommodation Information
7 private furnished bedrooms with either private bathroom or shared bathroom.
Studio Information
Chanorth has 7 semi-furnished 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 a 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.
How much does it cost and what ChaNorth willprovide?
Cost of Residency, four-week session: $950 US. Residency fee includes:
-private room
-private studio
-fully stocked kitchen
The fee does not include:
-transportation costs to and from chaNorth
-artists' materials cost
Is there networking and professional development opportunities?
Community Engagement
Artists are invited to participate in an evening of artists' talks and presentations, and participate in the Open Studios Program. Both events are open to the public.
Guest Visitors Program
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.
Joel Kuennen, the Chief Operations Officer and former Senior Editor at ArtSlant.
Will Hutnick, artist and curator residency director at the Wassaic Project.
Peter Gynd, an independent curator and the director at Lesley Heller Gallery.
Is there community exchange involved?
McEnroe Organic Farm Work Exchange
Fostering community engagement, 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, seasonal produce and whole grains. Shared meals act as the anchor of the program.
Do I need to be present?
Yes, we encourage artists to take full advantage of the residency program though we understand if you need to go for a few days away to take care of work and family.
How do you decide on proposals, is there a Jury panel?
Jury Panel for 2019 Summer Residency Season
Lauren Bierly, Artist, Manager of Special Exhibitions and Projects for The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and chaNorth 2018 Resident Artist Alumni.
Adrienne Elise Tarver, interdisciplinary artist, Director of Art & Design and Director of the HSA Gallery at Harlem School for the Arts in Harlem, New York and Residency Advisor for Trestle Art Space.
Michelle Levy, interdisciplinary artist and cultural organizer, Founding Director of EFA Project Space, a collaborative, cross-disciplinary exhibition program of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in NYC, where she also founded the SHIFT Residency (2010) supporting the creative practices of artists who work for arts organizations.
David Rios Ferreira, Artist and Director of Public Programs and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
The application process is in two stages: shortlisted artists will be asked for a 10 minute Skype/phone interview to be scheduled for mid-February 2019.
What are the selection criteria?
Artists are selected based on quality and commitment to their work, their project description, and their ability to interact positively with the community. Artists enrolled in graduate and undergraduate programs at the time of their application are not eligible to apply to ChaNorth.
How do you select alumni artists for the yearly Solo Show Award and the curated group show?
Through an Open Call sent out to all 2019 Alumni artists. Submission is online through submittable.
2019 alumni shows, both solo and group show will take place 2010 summer/fall in Chashama Space to Present, Gallery in New York City.

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