chashama supports thriving cultural communities by transforming temporarily vacant properties into spaces where art can flourish.  By recycling and repurposing buildings in transition, it invests in neighborhoods, fosters local artists and sustains a vast range of creativity and culture.

Its Windows Program, for instance, is a year-round cycle of installations and performances staged in a variety of vacant storefront windows.

The Residency Program awards production and space grants, stipends and technical support to select theater artists.

Through these and related programs chashama has supported and presented hundreds of original works since its founding in 1995.