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.
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.
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.
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.
Studio Assistant Program
ISCP welcomes BFA and MFA students who wish to gain direct experience working with emerging and established international artists. This program has grown from a small group of volunteers to a mentorship serving over thirty young artists and an equal number of ISCP residents annually. Participants not only work one on one with residents on production and research, they also benefit from being a part of the ISCP artistic community, attending artist talks, Field Trips and have access to professional development opportunities.
This program is for artists who are in residence for four months or longer.
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 quarterly individual arts professionals advisory meetings. Artist advisors for 2017 are Polly Apfelbaum, Jim Hodges, Alex Villar and Michael Portnoy. In addition, Ground Floor artists are invited to make proposals for ISCP’s project space have their exhibition and other activities posted periodically on ISCP’s social media platforms.
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
- Summer Residencies for Art Faculty at ISCP – rolling deadline with priority for summer 2020 residencies.
- AES+F Residency Award at ISCP in New York – deadline: January 31, 2020 (please submit applications to firstname.lastname@example.org)
For the Ground Floor program and open calls, please scroll down. ISCP will reopen the Ground Floor open call in late summer 2020.
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.
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.
If you wish to apply directly to ISCP, please read the information below carefully:
- Please email the application form and supporting materials to email@example.com. 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 year in advance. We are currently scheduling 2019-2020.
- There is no deadline and the application review takes place once 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.
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 2020 is $25,534.86 to $28,222.32 per year or $2,127.86 to $2,351.86 per month. The program fee for 2021 is $26,811.00 to $29,633.40 per year or $2,234.25 to $2,469.45 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications must be submitted as a single PDF. Please include all the supporting materials below in one document by email.
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.
- Scanned copies of catalogs (if applicable): pages that feature your work only
- Reference letter
- 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 email@example.com.
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 Alexandra Friedman, Programs Associate, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Application Deadlines
Each residency includes 24-hour access to a private 300 sq. ft. studio space in Brooklyn, studio visits from visiting critics and an appointed advisor; field trips to museums, galleries and other cultural venues; and participation in artist talks. In addition, residents have the opportunity to work with a studio assistant, develop projects in the public realm with the support of ISCP staff, and are considered for ISCP's exhibition program. Residents become part of a growing network of international artists and curators who are ISCP alumni that includes prominent artists such as Kevin Beasley, Elmgreen and Dragset, Claire Fontaine, Theaster Gates, Camille Henrot, Yeondoo Jung, Chi Wo Leung, Maider Lopez, Carsten Nicolai, Jacolby Satterwhite, Tatiana Trouvé; and curators Vit Havránek, and Aneta Szylak.
The selection committee will review 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. The timing of this residency comes at a opportune time for art faculty with full-time positions, as this summer residency, June – August, makes it possible to participate in the program between academic years.
Selected individuals will be awarded residencies with the understanding that they will apply to their institutions for development grants or to other funders to sponsor their program participation, travel, living and materials expenses. The ISCP Program fee is approximately $2,280 per month and does not include travel, accommodations and materials.
Application deadline: Rolling with March 20, 2020 priority deadline for summer 2020 residencies.
Please use the application form attached and submit to email@example.com indicating "Summer Residencies" in the subject line.
There is no fee to apply.
RESIDENCIES: Two-month artist’s residency: April 1 – May 31, 2020
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 fully-funded residency, plus stipend ($4,500 per month) for an artist collective working with socio-political ideas. The collective in residence will be commissioned to make new work for a group exhibition on collective practice opening in May 2020, and will participate in ISCP's program for two months with a private studio space and ongoing professional development opportunities.
Applications will be accepted from visual artists in all disciplines based in the United States (and legally eligible to work in the United States) who work collectively and have a track record of exhibitions and other projects with their collective for a minimum of two years prior to the application, and also who would like to engage with ISCP's unique and dynamic programming and creative community. The residency program includes 24-hour access to a private furnished studio space, regular studio visits from Visiting Critics; Field Trips to museums, galleries and other cultural venues; and participation in Artist Talks. In addition, residents have the opportunity to have a studio assistant and develop projects in the public realm with the support of ISCP staff. 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 practice of the artist and curators in residence.
APPLICATION PROCESS: To be considered for the 2020 NEA Thematic Residency at ISCP, please submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 21, 2020 at 11:50 indicating “NEA Residency” in the subject line:
Application Form should include the following information:
• 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. Scanned copies of 2-3 reviews (if applicable): 10 pages, max.
• 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. Answers to application questions
• 8. Proof of eligibility to work in the United States
ELIGIBILITY: Visual artists in all disciplines are invited to apply. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States, and they may not be ISCP alumni or residents in another studio program at the same time as the NEA Residency.
SELECTION: The selection committee 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. Studio visits/interviews with finalists will be held by the selection committee.
NOTIFICATION: Artists will be notified by February 28, 2020 for the NEA Residency.
Note: incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please submit your application in a single PDF no larger than 10 mb.
DESCRIPTION AND ELIGIBILITY:
The AES+F Award is created to support Russian artists at a pivotal moment in their career. Every resident becomes a 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 practice of the artist and curators in residence. In order to be eligible to apply for the AES+F Artist Residency Award you must fulfill the following criteria:
⚬ have Russian citizenship and live in Russia;
⚬ be 40 y.o. or younger;
⚬ have at least one solo exhibition;
⚬ have at least one solo or group exhibition at a contemporary art institution;
⚬ have basic conversational and reading proficiency in English;
⚬ have financial support for daily expenses while in New York (recommended $1,500 / mo).
Award & Residency benefits:
⚬ a residency at ISCP in New York for 3 months, from May 1 until July 31, 2020
⚬ accommodation (private bedroom in a shared apartment in Long Island City provided by AES+F)
⚬ funds for round-trip airfare to and from New York
⚬ one-on-one mentoring by AES+F during the residency
⚬ organizational and administrative support from Russian-speaking fellow Anna Evtiugina
The ISCP program includes:
⚬ 24/7 access to a spacious, private, and furnished studio in East Williamsburg
⚬ monthly studio visits from curators and arts professionals
⚬ participation in the Summer Open House program in July 2020
⚬ invitation to attend ISCP regular public programs and private social events
⚬ field trips to museums, galleries and other cultural venues (twice a month)
The ISCP resident will also have access to a number of opportunities, such as:
⚬ opportunity to have a public talk during ‘Artists at Work’ presentations
⚬ opportunity to participate in alumni events in the future
⚬ opportunity to make proposals for exhibitions at the ISCP gallery and project space
SELECTION & NOTIFICATION:
Applications are accepted until January 31, 2020.
The Expert Committee of curators including Maria Kramar (curator at V-A-C foundation, Moscow), Iaroslav Volovod (curator at Garage Museum, Moscow), and Anton Svyatsky (curator and director at AES+F Studio, New York) will select the shortlist of 10 artists based on the open call applications. The shortlist will be published in mid-February.
The Awardee will be selected by the International Committee which includes Marina Abramovic (artist, New York), Xiaoyu Weng (curator at Guggenheim, New York), AES+F (art-group, Moscow, New York, Berlin), Kate Fowle (director at MOMA PS1, New York, previously chief curator at Garage Museum, Moscow), Joseph Kosuth (artist, New York and London), Ksenia Nouril (Jensen Bryan Curator, The Print Center, Philadelphia), Susan Hapgood (director ISCP, New York). The Awardee will be announced in the beginning of March.
The committees review 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.
Application deadline: January 31, 2020.
Please use the application form attached and submit to email@example.com using “LastName_FirstName_AESF_ISCP_2020” in the subject line.
There is no fee to apply.
Ground Floor at ISCP for New York City Artists
Open call for New York City artists-in-residence for Ground Floor at ISCP
Applications for 2020 are now closed, and will reopen for the 2021 calendar year in summer 2020.
LOCATION: International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), 1040 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211
DESCRIPTION: ISCP’s first residency program developed specifically for New York City-based emerging artists was launched in 2015. This program offers up to seven year-long residencies that include a partially subsidized studio in East Williamsburg and access to professional development programs. The residencies take place within the same building as ISCP’s acclaimed international residency program, and artists have access to ISCP’s dynamic, in-house community of artists and curators from all over the world.
This program offers much-needed workspace to New York City artists, while expanding ISCP’s international community to include local artists. Artists working across all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Collectives can also apply to share a large studio and related costs. If accepted, artists must provide proof of New York City residency (e.g. income tax returns or utility bills) for the past two years.
Separate from ISCP’s international residency program, where residents are fully sponsored, the New York City-based artist studios, from 200-350 square feet in size, will cost $743-955 per month for a private studio. This includes 24-hour access to a furnished studio, kitchen and lounge, WiFi, administration and all utilities. Artists will have quarterly studio visits with established New York based arts professionals. Ground Floor residents will receive invitations to numerous private social gatherings of the ISCP community. Artists will be invited to participate in an exhibition for ISCP’s Project Space annually. ISCP welcomes new and past applicants who formerly applied to the program.
Please enclose the following supporting materials in your email application:
1. Curriculum vitae: 5 pages maximum.
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 New York City residency
Please email the application form and supporting materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact Programs Associate, Alexandra Friedman, with questions at email@example.com.