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Ground Floor Program residency group Alchemyverse in their studio, 2022. Courtesy of the artists

Ground Floor Program resident, Nicole Franchy in her studio, 2015. Photo by Megan Paetzhold.

At the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) each artist and curator is provided with a private and furnished studio space and 24-hour access to all communal facilities. While ISCP does not provide accommodation, most International Program sponsorships include stipends for living expenses, travel, materials and housing. All residents at ISCP are encouraged to take advantage of the in-house community of artists and curators, offering invaluable international and local networks, professional conversations and critique.

An International Program residency at ISCP is typically three to six months, although artists and curators can apply for up to one year. While in the International Program, all residents are invited to participate in a number of activities in and outside of ISCP including the four core program activities: Visiting Critics, Field Trips, Artists and Work and Open Studios.

Visiting Critics

The Visiting Critic series is the hallmark of ISCP’s residency program. It introduces residents to professionals from museums, galleries, alternative spaces and publications within the context of a studio visit, generating critical feedback from diverse positions.

Field Trips

ISCP organizes visits to museums, galleries, alternative spaces, archives and other places of interest to art professionals. Often, a curator or staff member introduces the institution’s mission and program. Past Field Trips have included the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Conservation Department at MoMA, Dia:Beacon, Art Omi, art spaces in SoHo and on the Lower East Side, private collections and many other institutions in Greater New York.

Open Studios

Twice a year, in April and November, ISCP hosts two-day Open Studios, presenting work by the 35 ISCP artists and curators in residence, accompanied by performances, panel discussions and exhibitions. During Open Studios, residents present recent projects, work in progress, site-specific installations and their archives to thousands of professionals and art enthusiasts from New York and beyond.

Artists at Work

Residents at ISCP are invited to present their recent work in monthly public ‘Artists at Work’ presentations. These events feature lectures, screenings and performances, and introduce the work of ISCP artists and curators to the New York art community.

The Ground Floor residency is a one-year program that offers subsidized workspace and professional development for New York City-based artists. Launched in 2015, Ground Floor at ISCP takes place on the first floor of ISCP in tandem with ISCP’s acclaimed international residency program, forming an integral part of the dynamic, in-house fusion of artists and curators from all over the world.

Throughout the year, ISCP organizes professional development activities specifically for Ground Floor artists, including regular one-on-one meetings with Visiting Critics. Past critics include Ruba Katrib, Polly Apfelbaum, Jim Hodges, Gee Wesley, and Piper Marshall. In addition, Ground Floor artists are invited to make proposals for ISCP’s project space, participate in three open studios events annually, and attend monthly social gatherings.

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International Program at ISCP

Artists and curators from anywhere in the world, including the United States, can apply for International Program residencies at ISCP.

Current ISCP Open Calls (scroll down for more information on each):

  • ISCP Direct Application – no deadline to apply
  • ISCP Helen Frankenthaler Foundation Residency – deadline to apply: March 1, 2024
  • Ground Floor Program – deadline: March 18, 2024

There are three ways of applying to the International Program: 1) a partner application 2) by ISCP open call or 3) a direct application. These residencies are generally between three and twelve months and are sponsored by governments, corporations, foundations, institutions, organizations, galleries and private patrons. Each artist or curator is provided with 24-hour access to his or her studio, and free wireless internet. In addition, all residents can use ISCP’s common areas. ISCP does not provide or arrange living accommodation, however, a number of partner sponsors, who send participants to ISCP each year, have furnished apartments for residents. In addition, sponsors often give a stipend for accommodation, living expenses, travel and materials.

Partner application

ISCP collaborates with over forty partner governments, institutions and organizations to fund residency opportunities. Partner sponsors publicly call for applications for residencies at ISCP. Over the course of the year, ISCP holds various open calls. Open calls are often sponsored by partner sponsors and are fully funded. Applicants will apply to ISCP directly meeting the specific parameters of the open call application and its process. Please check our open calls page regularly for more information and opportunities.

Direct application

If you wish to apply directly to ISCP, please read the information below carefully:

  • Please email the application form and supporting materials to application@iscp-nyc.org. ISCP does not locate sponsors for direct applicants.
  • Once accepted, artists and curators are responsible for securing funding. Please have a look at our previous sponsors for potential funding sources.
  • When planning your residency, please bear in mind that residencies are scheduled approximately one-two years in advance. There is extremely limited availability for 2024, and we are currently scheduling for 2025-26.
  • There is no deadline and the application review takes place every two months.
  • ISCP does not accept applications from artists or curators currently enrolled in school.
  • ISCP requires that artists and curators in residence are highly proficient in spoken and written English.
  • Due to the volume of applications received, ISCP is unable to provide feedback for unsuccessful applications.

The following steps must be taken in the order below before an applicant can be accepted into ISCP’s International Program:

  • Application is sent to ISCP.
  • ISCP’s panel reviews the application within two months.
  • If the application is successful, the applicant receives an acceptance letter.
  • Applicant has two years from the date of the acceptance letter to locate funding.
  • When funding has been secured by applicant, ISCP confirms directly with sponsor. Residencies cannot be self-funded or crowdfunded.
  • When sponsor has confirmed, ISCP staff and applicant schedule residency.
  • If necessary, applicant must apply for a US visa (see below).
  • Applicant makes appointment with ISCP staff and arrives in New York.

The program fee for 2022 is $27,615.33 to $30,522.40 per year or $2,301.28 to $2,543.53 per month. The program fee for 2023 is $28,443.82 to $31,438.03 or $2,370.32 to $2,619.84 per month. In addition, the applicant needs to calculate accommodation, living, travel and health insurance costs for the duration of their stay in New York. Addendum for foreign applicants regarding visa application: Once a contract has been signed between the sponsor and ISCP, residents should immediately begin the process of securing a visa to enter the United States. The U.S. State Department’s consular website can be checked to confirm visa eligibility and requirements: http://travel.state.gov/ ISCP recommends making contact immediately with the nearest United States Consulate or Embassy in the resident’s home country. ISCP residents generally enter the United States on a B1/B2 visa, which is issued for business/tourist purposes. Upon request, ISCP will provide a letter in support of the visa application to incoming participants. Please fill out and email the downloadable application form along with your supporting materials to application@iscp-nyc.org. Applications must be submitted as a single PDF. Please include all the supporting materials below in one document by email.  Direct Application Make sure to attach the following supporting materials in your application:

  • Curriculum vitae: 5 pages max.
  • Work samples: this should include 10 images or video links with a caption (title, date, medium, and dimensions/duration for each work) and a description of each work
  • 2 – 3 Scanned copies of reviews (if applicable): 10 pages max.
  • 2 – 3 Scanned copies of catalogs (if applicable): pages that feature your work only
  • Reference letter: can be sent to ISCP directly with applicant’s name in subject line to application@iscp-nyc.org
  • Second reference contact information: please include name, title, institution, email, telephone and address (different referee from above, contact information only)

Applications should be emailed to application@iscp-nyc.org. Applicants will receive a confirmation of receipt and will hear from ISCP’s review panel within two months. If you should experience technical difficulty or have any questions about applying for the residency program at ISCP, please email Veronica Sanchez, Programs Assistant, at vsanchez@iscp-nyc.org.

 

Ground Floor Program Application

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 18, 2024

PROGRAM DURATION: June 1, 2024 – May 31, 2025*

*With an option to renew for a second year

PROGRAM COSTS: $304.87-$548.11 per month

Program Description:

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) is pleased to announce the Open Call for New York City artists for the Ground Floor Program, a subsidized studio-based residency. Year-long residencies will be awarded to five exceptional artists, with the option to renew for a second year. Applicants must reside in New York City for at least the last two years in order to be eligible for the program. The Ground Floor Program is supported by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; Alice and Lawrence Weiner; Danna and Ed Ruscha; New York City Council District 34; Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; and the Hartfield Foundation.

Launched in 2015, the Ground Floor Program takes place on the first floor of the institution’s East Williamsburg building, and functions in tandem with the acclaimed International Program on the upper floors. The Ground Floor artists are an integral part of the dynamic, in-house fusion of residents who come from all over the world. Initiated in response to the critical lack of affordable studio space in New York City, this program helps to ease this pronounced gap. It introduces enriched opportunities for professional and creative growth to the city’s artists, and offers a supportive environment, access to new ideas and practices coming from other countries, and provides an opportunity for local artists to build lifelong international networks. 

The Ground Floor studios range from 215 to 338 square feet in size. The smaller studios, which do not have windows, cost $304.87 per month. The larger studios, with windows, cost $548.11 per month. Both types of studios have been conducive work spaces for our Ground Floor cohorts. The program includes 24-hour access to a furnished studio, a shared kitchen and lounge, WiFi, and all utilities. Artists may participate in field trips, have the opportunity for four to six studio visits with ISCP Visiting Critics each year and to propose artists’ talks, among other benefits. Artists also are required to participate in ISCP’s bi-annual Open Studios events. In addition, there will be one Ground Floor solo show in ISCP’s Project Space each year.

Artists working across all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Sculptural practice is possible, however, there are no workshop facilities for woodworking, casting, welding, ceramics, or separate fabrication areas.

APPLICATION PROCESS: For consideration for the Ground Floor Program at ISCP, please submit the following to application@iscp-nyc.org by March 18, 2024, indicating “ISCP Ground Floor Program” in the subject line.

APPLICATION FORM: Please download the attached application form and provide all the required information. 

Applicants must provide the following information: name, date of birth, mailing address, telephone number, and email address. You may also indicate your gender pronoun, and ethnicity, though this is optional.

  1. Curriculum vitae: 5 pages max.
  2. Work samples: this should include 10 images or video links with captions (title, date, medium, and dimensions/duration for each work) and a brief description of each work
  3. Reference letter: can either be attached to your application or emailed separately to application@iscp-nyc.org with applicants name in the subject line 
  4. Second reference contact information: please include name, title, institution, email, telephone, and address (different referee from above, contact information only.)
  5. Proof of NYC Residency: this can be income tax returns or utility bills
  6. 2-3 scanned reviews (if applicable): 10 pages, max.
  7. 2-3 scanned copies of catalogs (if applicable): pages that feature your work only
  8. Application responses
  9. Acknowledgement that the monthly studio program fees are: $304.87 for a small studio and $455.13 for a large studio. 
  10. Studio preference

ELIGIBILITY: This program is specifically for artists living in New York City for at least the last two years. Proof of NYC residency is required in order to apply. 

SELECTION: The selection committee of three jurors reviews applications based on quality, originality and artistic merit. Other consideration factors are: the potential impact of the residency on the applicant, the applicant’s past accomplishments, and preparedness to undertake the residency. Interviews with finalists will be held by the selection committee as needed.

NOTIFICATION: Artists will be notified by April 15, 2024 about the Ground Floor Residency results.

Note: Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please submit your application in a single PDF no larger than 10 mb.

Upcoming Application Deadlines

Mar 2, 2024
ISCP Helen Frankenthaler Foundation Residency: Call for Applications
United States

ISCP Helen Frankenthaler Foundation Residency Call for Applications

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2024

RESIDENCY PERIOD: Six months, September 1, 2024 – February 28, 2025

LOCATION: International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), 1040 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211

DESCRIPTION: The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) is pleased to announce an open call for a six-month artist’s residency fully funded by the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation. The residency is for visual artists eligible to work in the United States whose work in painting, drawing and/or printmaking is characterized by a spirit of innovation. Support includes a living and materials stipend of $3,050 per month. The residency program includes 24/7 access to a private, furnished studio space and communal facilities; monthly private hour-long meetings with visiting critics; field trips to museums, galleries, and other cultural venues; and participation in an Artists at Work public talk. Residents become part of a growing network of over 1,800 alumni from more than 90 countries who have undertaken residencies at ISCP, all of whom have contributed to creating a dynamic and ever-engaging space of cultural and artistic exchange. 

APPLICATION PROCESS: For consideration for a 2024-25 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation Residency at ISCP, please submit the following to application@iscp-nyc.org by March 1, 2024, indicating “Helen Frankenthaler Foundation 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, and email address. You may also indicate your gender pronoun, and ethnicity, though this is optional.

  1. Curriculum vitae: 5 pages max.
  2. Work samples: this should include 10 images or video links with captions (title, date, medium, and dimensions/duration for each work) and a description of each work
  3. 2-3 scanned reviews (if applicable): 10 pages maximum
  4. Scanned copies of catalogs (if applicable): pages that feature your work only
  5. Reference letter
  6. Second reference contact information: please include name, title, institution, email, telephone, and address (different referee from above, contact information only.)
  7. Proof of eligibility to work in the US: US Passport or US Green Card copy.

ELIGIBILITY:  This is an opportunity for artists whose work in painting, drawing and/or printmaking is characterized by a spirit of innovation. Artists must be eligible to work in the United States, and have never done a residency at ISCP.

SELECTION: The selection committee of three jurors reviews applications based on quality, originality and artistic merit. Other consideration factors are: the potential impact of the residency on the applicant, the applicant’s past accomplishments, and preparedness to undertake the residency. Interviews with finalists will be held by the selection committee as needed.

NOTIFICATION: Artists will be notified by April 1, 2024 about the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation Residency results.

Note: Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please submit your application in a single PDF no larger than 10 mb.



Ground Floor at ISCP for New York City Artists