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Artist Residency in the U.S.

The International Studio & Curatorial Program

Brooklyn, New York
The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) supports the creative development of artists and curators, and promotes exchange through residencies and public programs.

Overview Housed in a former factory in Brooklyn, with 35 light-filled work studios, two galleries, and a project space, ISCP is New York’s most comprehensive international visual arts residency program, founded in 1994. Artists and curators from anywhere in the world, including the United States, can apply for International Program residencies at ISCP.

Application Requirements 
Application materials:
1) Curriculum vitae: 5 pages max.
2) 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.
3) 2 – 3 Scanned copies of 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) Applications should be emailed to

Facilities and Grants 
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.

Application Deadlines
ISCP Direct Application – no deadline to apply