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Housed in a former factory in Brooklyn, with 35 light-filled work studios, two galleries, and a project space, The International Studio & Curatorial Program is New York’s most comprehensive international visual arts residency program, founded in 1994. Every year, artists from all over the world get a chance to take on a project and strengthen their skills. On a recent Tuesday, I stopped by to capture artists in their studios at the annual open house.

The open day at ISCP turned out to be one of the most well-organized art open days I’ve seen — with every artist’s nameplate and a photo next to the studio door
Simone Couto is a United States-based interdisciplinary artist. Couto’s private and collective practices explore communication and the relationship between place and identity

One of the books on Alexis Dahan’s desk by urban activist Jane Jacobs

An interactive artwork — while you scan the symbols, different sounds play through the headphones

To give participants a collaborative and dialogical space, Danish artist Stine Marie Jacobsen creates open structured sociocultural and participatory projects with clearly defined themes, with a focus on film, language, gender, violence, death, taboos, anonymity, and psychology

Modupeola Fadugba’s multimedia practice encompasses painting, drawing and socially-engaged installation. She explores the social history of communal swimming pools, within a greater context of visibility, access and representation.

Remy Jungerman places traditional materials and objects in different contexts that challenge the established notions of their representation within Western society
In her practice, Esther Hovers investigates how power, politics and control are exercised through urban planning and the use of public space. She was trained as a photographer but creates installations in which photographs, drawings, text and film play an equal part


International Studio & Curatorial Program
1040 Metropolitan Ave. (Google Map)
Office Hours: Monday— Friday, 10 am-6 pm
Exhibition Hours: Tuesday — Friday, 12-6 pm
(718) 387 2900
Twitter @iscp_nyc
Instagram @iscp_nyc

How to apply for a residence
– Artists and curators from anywhere in the world, including the United States, can apply for International Program residencies at ISCP.
– Residencies range 3—12 months.
– Each artist is provided with 24-hour access to their studio, and free wireless internet.
– Sponsors often give a stipend for accommodation, living expenses, travel and materials.

Apply now on | See application PDF

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Designer & photographer based in New York City