Open Call: ChaNorth Summer 2021 and 2022 Artist and Writers in Residence Programs

Application Deadline January 15th, 2021

ChaNorth accepts applications in all creative fields, including but not limited to VISUAL ARTS, WRITING, MUSIC COMPOSITION, CHOREOGRAPHY AND PERFORMANCE. 

Each month-long session has 5 to 7 artists, which ChaNorth curates with the aim of creating small, dynamic, diverse, interactive groups. National and international artists are welcome to apply. 


  • 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. 

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 Free Library.

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.

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

Application Fee: Application Fee: $20 (Covid-19 reduction rate from $30) Application fee is to help cover administrative costs.

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

Residency fee includes:

  • private room
  • private studio
  • fully stocked kitchen, you can find the food list: FAQ

The fee does not include:

  • transportation costs to and from chaNorth, except one schedule pick up and drop off at the Wassaic Train Station on the day of arrival and the last day of the residency
  • artists’ materials cost

The summer artist-in-residence season runs from April through the beginning of November in both years 2021 and 2022. 

2021 Summer Residency Session
Session 1: Friday, April 2nd-Thursday, April 29th, 2021
Session 2: Monday, May 3rd- Sunday, May 30th, 2021
Session 3: Friday, June 4th-Thursday, July 1th, 2021
Session 4: Monday, July 5th- Sunday, August 1st, 2021
Session 5: Friday, August 6th-Thursday, September 2nd, 2021
Session 6: Monday, September 6th- October, 3rd, 2021
Session 7: Friday, October 8th-Thursday, November 4th, 2021

2022 Summer Residency Session
Session 1: Friday, April 1st -Thursday, April 28th, 2022
Session 2: Monday, May 2nd- Sunday, May 29th, 2022
Session 3: Friday, June 3rd-Thursday, June 30th, 2022
Session 4: Monday, July 4th- Sunday, July 31st, 2022
Session 5: Friday, August 5th-Thursday, September 1st, 2022
Session 6: Monday, September 5th- October 2nd, 2022
Session 7: Friday, October 7th-Thursday, November 3rd, 2022

Jury Panel will be announced shortly

Artists enrolled in graduate and undergraduate programs at the time of their application are not eligible to apply to ChaNorth.

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!


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