Chashama, Inc.

New York, NY
United States

The high cost to rent space in New York City makes endeavors vital to city’s cultural tapestry that don’t generate a profit—like creating and presenting art—increasingly unaffordable. Chashama supports the city’s creative communities by adapting vacant storefronts and properties into artist studios, classrooms, galleries, theaters, and performance venues. Its programming literally unlocks and opens doors, making tens of thousands of square feet available annually to thousands of artists of all levels, ages, and disciplines. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chashama’s Enliven NYC project aims to transform 100 more dormant spaces for artists, nonprofit organizations, galleries, and small businesses. In the process, these pop-up spaces help revitalize the surrounding areas and correct historic unequal access to the arts for low-income communities around the city.

Grants

$150,000
for
24 months
Awarded
For its Enliven NYC project
Creative Process
$110,000
for
24 months
Awarded
For space subsidies and programming
Creative Process
$75,000
for
12 months
Awarded
For strengthening organizational culture, expanding brand awareness, and providing studio space for artists.
Building Capacity in Cultural Organizations
$25,000
for
12 months
Awarded
For studio space for visual artists.
Creative Process
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Our online database includes grants made by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund over the past five years.