Open Call

OPEN CALL- Writer and Artist Residency, ChaNorth 2021 and 2022 Summer Residency Seasons


No Funding
Pine Plains, United States


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 visa. Artists enrolled in graduate and undergraduate programs at the time of application are not eligible to apply to ChaNorth. The application process is in two stages: The Jury Panel will shortlist artists, shortlisted artists will be asked for a 10 -15 minute Skype/phone interview to be scheduled from February 2021. Artists are selected based on quality and commitment to their work, their project description, and their ability to interact positively with the community. Application Fee: Application Fee: $20 (Covid-19 reduction rate from $30)

Number of Participants

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. ChaNorth is a Self-Directed Residency. The residency program offers space, time, and inspiration to make new work at the same time promote interest, awareness and understanding of visual arts in a rural community through engagement with the artists.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


April 02, 2021 - November 03, 2022


  • $20.00 application fee
  • $950.00 program fee (one-time)


Individual Studio, Piano, Stage


Apartment, Kitchen, Live/Work, Private Bathroom, Private Room, Shared Bathroom


Breakfast, Coffee, Dinner, Lunch, Snacks, Tea, Vegan, Vegetarian

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Exhibition, Grant, Group Dinners, Juried Exhibition, Open Studios, Performances, Self-Directed, Teaching Exchange, Visiting Professionals, Work Exchange, Workshops


Activists, Choreography, Conceptual Art, Curatorial, Digital Media, Documentary, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Fiction, Film, Illustration, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Land Art, Makers, Moving Image, Multimedia, Music, Music Composition, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Puppeteers, Research, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound Art, Textile, Thinkers, Video Art, Visual Arts



Program Description

ChaNorth offers one FELLOWSHIP AWARD per season, for a young artist under age of 30, twoSOLO SHOW AWARDS and an annual curated alumni GROUP SHOW. Both solo shows and the group show are presented, the following year, at Chashama exhibition spaces in New York City. 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: COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENTS Artists are invited to participate in an evening of ARTIST 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.

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