typically three to six months
Paid by host:

most sponsorship include stipends for living expenses, travel, materials and housing.

Paid by artist:

The program fee for 2017 is $23,637.48 to $25,827.36 per year or $1,947.29 to $2,152.28 per month. 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.

Application guidelines:

ISP recommends that artist-participants demonstrate:

  • professional maturity
  • work appropriate to a studio environment
  • basic fluency in the English language
  • interest and compatibility in working with a community of artists
  • a strong desire to live and work in New York City.

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.

Applications are reviewed monthly and accepted year round.
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International Studio & Curatorial Program

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 1,300 artists and curators from more than 55 countries, including the United States. Its core mission is to support 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.

Residents at ISCP are encouraged to take advantage of the in-house community of artists and curators, offering invaluable international connections, professional conversations and critique. While in the program, all residents are invited to participate in a number of activities in and outside ISCP including the four core program activities: Visiting Critics, Field Trips, Salons and Open Studios.


 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.

Studio Information

Each artist and curator is provided with a private and furnished studio space and 24-hour access to all communal facilities.

Accommodation Information

Not provided by ISCP. Number of partner sponsors, who send participants to ISCP each year, have a furnished apartment for residents.


East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, former factory of the Sackett & Wilhelms Lithography Company, an 18,000 square-foot building constructed in 1901. ISCP's facilities include 35 studios, an exhibition gallery and a project space.

Contact information

1040 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY NY 11211
United States

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