Chashama supports artists by giving them space to create and present their work, while fostering community development through the arts.

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Chashama was founded in 1995 in response to the  lack of affordable space for emerging artists in New York City. Since then Chashama has provided space to create and present for 15,000 artists. Chashama partners with property owners to re-purpose unused space allowing artists and the communities in which we are engaged to flourish.

Chashama supports artists through the following programs:

Workspace Program
Presentation Program
Youth Partnerships
Curatorial Services
chaNorth Residency
  • At any given time, Chashama operates between 15-25 presentation venues and studio workspace complexes throughout the 5 boroughs. Explore our Current and Past Locations

chashama nurtures artists by transforming unused property into work and presentation space.

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