International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)


Location: East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York

Mission: The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) is a leading nonprofit, residency-based contemporary art institution for emerging to mid-career artists and curators from around the world. Founded in 1994, ISCP has hosted over 1,700 artists and curators from more than 58 countries, including the United States. In 2008, ISCP moved from Manhattan to East Williamsburg, Brooklyn to the former factory of the Sackett & Wilhelms Lithography Company, an 18,000 square-foot building constructed in 1901. This move expanded ISCP’s facilities to 35 studios, an exhibition gallery and a project space. To advance its core mission of supporting artists in producing and exhibiting a wide range of contemporary, often experimental, artistic approaches, ISCP annually presents a series of innovative exhibitions and public programs both on- and off-site. ISCP’s programming engages audiences in meaningful ways while fostering the institution’s relationship to its community. Each year, over 100 artists and curators are in residence at ISCP and approximately 10,000 individuals attend ISCP’s public programs.

The International Studio & Curatorial Program’s mission is:

  • to offer professional development for emerging to mid-career artists and curators from around the world by providing studio space and offering opportunities through its comprehensive programs.
  • to introduce New York audiences to exceptional international artistic practices.
  • to engage communities in Brooklyn and Greater New York City through public programs.

ISCP strives to establish a global network of exemplary artists and curators and to provide them with support for producing new work. Tailored for professional growth, the program serves as an active mediator, creating visibility and immersion for its residents in New York City. ISCP’s programming hybrid is conceived to facilitate dialogue and collaboration. Three integrated activity areas: the Residency Program, Exhibition Program and Participatory Projects, make ISCP an unparalleled platform for producing, presenting and contextualizing contemporary art through a diverse range of international perspectives.

Cost: The program fee for 2013 is $20,761.68 to $22,947.36 per year or $1,730.14 to $1,912.28 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.

List of Current Sponsors

Application Fee: No application fee

Number of Artists: Around 20 artists at a time

Accommodations: Each artist or curator is provided with 24-hour access to their studio and 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 a furnished apartment for residents. In addition, sponsors often give a stipend for accommodation, living expenses, travel and materials.

Length of Stay: From 3 to 12 Months

Demographic: National and International Emerging and Mid-Career Visual Artists and Curators working in any medium

Medium: ISCP is open to any medium

Benefits: Each artist or curator is provided with 24-hour access to their studio and wireless internet. Open Studios, ISCP Talks and Salons, Participatory Workshops, and potential collaborations.

Deadline: There is no deadline and the application review takes place once every two months.





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