International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)




Location: East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York


Cost: The program fee for 2018 is $24,068.52 to $26,602.20 per year or $2,005.71 to $2,216.85 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 35 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 1 to 12 Months


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


Benefits: Each resident is provided with 24-hour access to a 300 sq. ft. furnished studio space in Brooklyn, equipped kitchen and lounge, high speed WiFi, and all utilities; monthly one-on-one studio visits from visiting critics; field trips to museums, galleries and other cultural venues; participation in ISCP Talks and Salons; participation in Open Studios (April and November residents only); invitations to private social gatherings of the ISCP community; access to ISCP’s dynamic, in-house community of artists and curators from all over the world, and more.


Mission: The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) supports the creative development of artists and curators, and promotes exchange through residencies and public programs. Housed in a former factory in Brooklyn, with 35 light-filled work studios and two galleries, ISCP is New York’s most comprehensive international visual arts residency program and fourth largest in the world, founded in 1994. ISCP organizes exhibitions, events and offsite projects, which are free and open to all, sustaining a vibrant community of contemporary art practitioners and diverse audiences. Over 1,300 artists and curators from more than 75 countries, including the United States have undertaken residencies at ISCP.

The International Studio & Curatorial Program’s mission is:

  • to support and enhance the professional development of emerging to mid-career artists and curators from around the world
  • to introduce New York audiences to exceptional international art practices
  • to engage communities of Brooklyn and the New York City area through public programs that enrich the appreciation and understanding of contemporary art

With an International Residency Program and Ground Floor Program for New York City-based artists, ISCP strives to establish a global network of exemplary artists and curators. Tailored for professional growth, the programs serve as an active mediator, creating visibility and immersion for all of its residents in New York City. ISCP’s programming is conceived to facilitate dialogue and collaboration. Integrated activity areas including the Residency Programs, Exhibition Program, ISCP Talks and Offsite Projects, make ISCP an unparalleled platform for producing, presenting and contextualizing contemporary art through a diverse range of international perspectives.


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


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