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August 7, 2013
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August 7, 2013
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chashama is one of the most effective organizations with which I have worked. As an organization, they under promise and over deliver. They have made a major contribution to the revitalization of Downtown Jamaica. I simply cannot say enough good things about their mission, business model and leadership.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

September 16, 2013

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September 16, 2013

I have enjoyed and benefited from my association with chashama since the early stages of my art career. My early shows with chashama lead to more exposure and a further reach for my work. Anita Durst and her team are supportive and friendly and genuinely care about the artist they exhibit. Thank you Anita and thank you chashama for all that you have done and your continued support.

Todd Monaghan, Artist

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

September 2, 2013

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September 2, 2013

chashama is there for artists in a way that no other nonprofit is. Building community, providing affordable space and establishing a way for art-making to occur outside of academia and the mainstream. For so many years chashama has given back to New York all the beauty and provocation that her artists can muster.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

August 19, 2013

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August 19, 2013

My husband and I are both chashama studio artists and have helped organize the performances at the annual gala. Without chashama we would not have an affordable space to create our works of art and we would not be able to make a living as an artist without both our studio and the support of the organization.
chashama goes over and above to give artists spaces to create and display their art while bringing art into the everyday lives of New Yorkers and presenting tourists with a great example of how NYC supports a creative environment.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

August 15, 2013

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August 15, 2013

chashama has, since 2005, offered me access to a temporary project studio, a week-long residency in upstate NY, and most recently access to an empty storefront where I presented my work for two weeks. Each situation has been important to me as a professional artist, and the staff has always been courteous, efficient and very warm and helpful.
The structure and nature of this organization allows it to both be flexible and efficient while offering great opportunities to self-directed artists without micromanaging their projects. If you are based in the NYC area and have an idea you want to try out, or a short- or long-term need for space, this is definitely the first organization to approach.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

March 1, 2010

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March 1, 2010

In a city oversaturated with artists and not enough spaces for those artists to create work, Chashama miraculously gives space generously and freely. Chashama offered my company (Malleable Dance Theater) space, support, and enthusiasm for its' first NYC performance.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Have a storefront for arts in every city of the country.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 23, 2010

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February 23, 2010

Working with Chashama was a wonderful experience for The Arcade. We were able to stage a peformance-art production in a much higher profile location than we would have without Chashama's support, and our access to their technical and publicity resources made a huge difference in the success of our production. We'll continue producing with Chashama as long as they'll have us!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the increased access to resources and audience my company has had through our sponsorship by Chashama.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their openness to eccentric ideas--Chashama is an artistic home for the truly imaginative artist.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

professional, courteous, organized and resourceful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

create this kind of programming in smaller cities where artists have fewer opportunities.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 22, 2010

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February 22, 2010

chashama has been my art mama since 2005, providing me with support, nurturance, space to grow and experiment, and a vibrant artistic community to collaborate with and enjoy. I have created at least 1 installation in a chashama space every year since '05 and look forward to continuing to do so. I love using the chashama spaces to birth new works and I am familiar enough with the spaces to be able to address their eccentricities in my design. I am pretty independent with my technical needs but should I have a questions I know I can give a call and help is moments away (at least verbally). For me, and many others, chashama really does provide the space that artists desperatly need to create, try, fail, succeed, and most importantly grow.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The love! The space!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

creative, out of the box, determined, and loyal.

Ways to make it better...

more people knew about chashama and all the work that they could experience that comes out of this organizations artists.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

being known and recognized.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 18, 2010

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February 18, 2010

chashama has given me the opportunity to bring my work outside of my studio work space and install it in a public space. The experience of having a solo show through this organization has been very rewarding both as a self-directed challenge for myself and as a way to gather response from an audience

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the freedom

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

great

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

really create ideal spaces for viewing and experiencing art

Ways to make it better...

there was more support through the staff, improvement on quality of space, financial resources for event costs

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 13, 2010

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February 13, 2010

I am so grateful for Chashama, this amazing not for profit organization that rents affordable studios to artists.I have been in my Chashama painting studio for three years. This awesome space allows me to work on a larger scale: To be able to have the space to work on 5 paintings at once. Thanks to Chashama, As I am part of a community that surrounds me and supports the art that I make, by way of unlimited opportunities to exhibit work including an annual open studio week end. I am so thankful and in awe of Anita and her staff for what they do,what they have accomplished so far, and what they plan to accomplish in the near future.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

having an exhibition in Chelsea 3 months ago from the art I made in my Chashama studio.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the space and the natural light that comes with it along with my wonderful studio neighbors.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

totally awesome, creative and totally together.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make a difference in every artists life in NYC.

Ways to make it better...

my space was warmer.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

being able to place more artists in affordable spaces.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I wish I had a million bucks to give.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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