Call for Artists and Curators
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 1,900 artists and curators from more than 62 countries, including the United States. In 2008, ISCP moved from Manhattan to East Williamsburg, Brooklyn to 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.
Artists and curators can apply for residencies at ISCP. There are two ways of applying, a partner application or a direct application.
Residencies are 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 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.
ISCP collaborates with over forty partner governments, institutions and organizations to fund residency opportunities. Partner sponsors publicly call for applications for residencies at ISCP. Click here for a list of partner sponsors. - http://www.iscp-nyc.org/apply/iscp-partner-sponsors.html
If you wish to apply directly to ISCP, please read the information below carefully:
Please email the application form - http://www.iscp-nyc.org/apply/application.html
and supporting materials. 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 - http://www.iscp-nyc.org/support/sponsors-list.html 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 2014-2015. There is no deadline and the application review takes place once every two months.
The following steps must be taken in the order below before an applicant can be accepted into ISCP:
1. Application is sent to ISCP
2. ISCP’s panel reviews the application within two months
3. If the application is successful, the applicant receives an acceptance letter
4. Applicant has two years from the date of the acceptance letter to locate funding
5. When funding has been secured by applicant, ISCP confirms directly with sponsor
6. When sponsor has confirmed, ISCP staff and applicant schedule residency
7. If necessary, applicant must apply for a US visa (see below)
8. Applicant makes appointment with ISCP staff and arrives in New York
The program fee for 2014 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.
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.