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chashama

chashama supports artists and communities by transforming temporarily vacant properties into spaces where artists can flourish. By repurposing buildings in transition, we invest in neighborhoods, foster local talent, and support creativity, commerce and culture. chashama is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Over the years, chashama has converted over 50 locations throughout the five boroughs and has given 10,000 artists access to discounted workspace, which has enabled the presentation of over 2,500 public events, bringing nearly 500,000 visitors to our spaces. Additionally, we have supported over 120 artists through chaNorth, our residency program, and nurtured the creativity of over 500 young people through our youth programs.


chashama connects art and real estate by transforming underutilized properties into work and presentation spaces. We partner with artists, performers, and youth and community organizations in New York City to provide opportunities for creativity to flourish. Our programs strengthen both the communities that benefit from the influx of new ideas, and the artists whose work they support.

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