Jun 4, 2018
Open Call: SAHA – Supporting Contemporary Art from Turkey
The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in Brooklyn, New York announces an open call for a fully-funded residency for an artist from Turkey supported by SAHA – Supporting Contemporary Art from Turkey. ISCP is currently accepting the applications of artists from Turkey who would like to engage with ISCP’s dynamic programming and creative community.
The residency will take place between October 1 – December 31, 2018 and includes participation in all of ISCP’s residency program activities; plus a private studio space, a stipend for accommodation and living expenses in New York City, and related travel costs. Alumni of the SAHA residency at ISCP include Güneş Terkol (2013), Burak Delier (2014), Emre Hüner (2014), Belit Sağ (2016), and Cem Dinlenmiş (2017).
ISCP is a leading nonprofit, residency-based contemporary art institution for emerging to mid-career artists and curators from around the world, including the United States. With 35 artists and curators in residence at all times, the program provides residents with the space, time, and support to develop new projects. With additional activities tailored for professional development and public engagement, ISCP serves as an important platform for producing, presenting and contextualizing contemporary art through a diverse range of international perspectives. ISCP’s public programs encourage dialogue and integrate residents into the cultural landscape of New York City. The residency includes 24-hour access to a private 300 sq. ft. furnished studio space, regular studio visits from Visiting Critics and an appointed Advisor; Field Trips to museums, galleries and other cultural venues; and participation in Artist Talks and Open Studios. Residents at ISCP are also invited to take part in ISCP’s Exhibition Program and Offsite Projects.
Applications are accepted by email only to ISCP and the deadline is June 4, 2018. The recipient will be notified by June 8, 2018.
The stipend up to 7,000 USD in total will include accommodation, living expenses and related travel costs and the grantee is responsible for making all arrangements related to travel and accommodation.
*Artists who have not previously lived or worked in New York will be given priority.
SAHA is a non-governmental organization established in 2011 by a group of art enthusiasts united around the shared goal of supporting contemporary arts from Turkey. SAHA directly collaborates with international arts institutions for the realization of commissioned or invited projects; acts as a facilitator in the project development phase and raises funds if and when necessary. SAHA aims to improve the production and presentation infrastructure of artists, curators, and critics working in the field of contemporary art and to enhance their interactions with international networks.
To date, SAHA supported the production of art works and publications, reaching out to 375 artists and curators in total of 119 projects. SAHA has no authority over the content of the works that are funded, claims no ownership. Recent collaborations with institutions include, Ashkal Alwan, Chisenhale Gallery, Drawing Center, la Biennale di Venezia, and Witte de With. In addition to funding projects, SAHA operates a residency program in Istanbul that allows curators and art professionals to deepen their research on Turkey’s contemporary artistic production. The program provides short term accommodation, guidance, and assistance in meeting the local artistic community.
The independence and sustainability of SAHA is secured through a collective approach. SAHA is funded by 130 individual members, including a subgroup of 20 young contributors. Borusan Holding, Eczacibasi Holding, Garanti Bank and Karadeniz Holding are corporate supporters of SAHA.
Jun 1, 2018
Jane Farver Curatorial Residency at ISCP
RESIDENCY DATES: December 1, 2018 - February 28, 2019
LOCATION: International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), 1040 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) is pleased to announce an open call for a fully-funded three-month residency for a curator from the Global South, including a stipend for travel and housing, supported by the Jane Farver Memorial Fund.
In order to be eligible, curators must currently be a full-time resident of and have an active curatorial practice in one of countries listed below. The residency program includes 24-hour access to a private furnished office space; meetings with Visiting Critics; field trips to museums, galleries and other cultural venues; and participation in a public talk. The residency also includes funding to curate and produce an exhibition in ISCP’s 350 sq. ft. Project Space during early 2019. Proposals for the exhibition can be for either solo or group exhibitions, in a range of media. ISCP residents become part of a growing network of international artists and curators who are ISCP alumni. An ISCP residency has often led to critical advancement in the practices of the artists and curators in residence, and fosters a dynamic, supportive working community.
Other requirements include a working knowledge of English, being onsite at ISCP 20-hours per week, and conducting studio visits with the artists (and curators) in residence in the International Program.
The Jane Farver Memorial Fund has received support from the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Cai Guo-Qiang, John L. Moore, kimsooja, Carolee Thea, Jennifer Bansen, Jennifer Wen Ma, and Alfredo Jaar.
ABOUT JANE FARVER
This residency honors ISCP’s trustee Jane Farver (1947-2015), pioneering American curator and writer, who is globally recognized as a champion of contemporary artists, especially those working outside mainstream Western art historical canons. Among her best-known projects was the 1999 exhibition, Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin 1950s-1980s, organized while she was Director of Exhibitions for the Queens Museum from 1992-1999, and which traveled to the Walker Art Center, Miami Art Museum and MIT List Visual Arts Center. Other presentations she curated at the Queens Museum include Across the Pacific: Contemporary Korean and Korean American Art; Cai Guo-Qiang, Cultural Melting Bath: Projects for the 20th Century; and Out of India: Contemporary Art of the South Asian Diaspora. From 1999 to 2011, Farver was director of the List Visual Arts Center at MIT, where she organized solo exhibitions and projects by artists including Mel Chin, Michael Joo, Paul Pfeiffer, Runa Islam, and Tavares Strachan. Among numerous biennials, Farver curated the Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale in South Korea in 2011, and she was co-commissioner of the American artist Paul Pfeiffer at the 9th Cairo Biennial, and was one of six curators of the 2000 Whitney Biennial. Farver’s early career began in Cleveland, where she was director of Spaces, then she moved to New York where she was director at Tomoko Liguori Gallery, followed by directorship of the Lehman College Art Gallery in the Bronx. Her husband, the American artist and curator John L. Moore, has played an instrumental role in supporting ISCP’s efforts to build a residency in Jane Farver’s honor.
Please submit the following to email@example.com by Friday, June 1, indicating “Jane Farver Curatorial Residency” in the subject line:
Application Form (attached)
Applicants must provide the following information: name; date of birth; place of birth; mailing address; telephone number; email address; and ethnicity.
images and descriptions of past curated projects or authored texts
scanned copies of 2-3 reviews (if applicable)
brief proposal for the ISCP exhibition in 2019 including images and artist name(s), 500 words max
short description of how you envision your time at ISCP, 300 words max
proof of residence in one of the eligible countries
ELIGIBILITY: Curators living in and from the Global South are invited to apply. Applicants may not be ISCP alumni, residents in another studio program at the same time as the Jane Farver Curatorial Residency, or enrolled in school.
SELECTION: The selection committee reviews applications based on past accomplishments and curatorial innovation. Other consideration factors are: the potential impact of the residency on the applicant and preparedness to undertake the residency and proposed project.
Interviews with finalists will be held by the selection committee.
NOTIFICATION: Curators will be notified by June 29, 2018.
Asia / Pacific
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam
Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
South / Latin America
Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, British Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands
Commonwealth of Independent States
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
The above list is gleaned from numerous websites, below. If you do not see your country but believe you are from the Global South, please inquire to firstname.lastname@example.org