Call for applications: ISCP Program in New York 2019 for Academy of Fine Arts' Alumni

Call for applications:  ISCP – International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York 2019

Open 1.3.2018–29.3.2018

The Academy of Fine Arts of The University of the Arts Helsinki started in 2015 a residency programme for its alumi funded by the Saastamoinen Foundation. The programme is supporting post-graduate studies of visual artists by awarding grants for several high-quality residency centres, which have a partnership with the Academy. These are Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht (open call 1.3.–29.3. 2018), ISCP – International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York (open call 1.3.–29.3. 2018) and Space in London (open call 8.3.–5.4. 2018). In addition, if an alumni from the Academy of Fine Arts will be accepted to the residency programme of the Rijksakademie van Beldeende Kunsten in Amsterdam the Academy will award her/him a grant as well (one / year).

This call is for one 6-month residency at ISCP – International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York. The residency will start on the 1st of January 2019.

All the artists graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts and having at least 5 years of professional experience are welcome to apply. There is no age limit. The full stipend funded by the Saastamoinen Foundation is 36 000 € and it covers the studio at the ISCP and contents of the program, reasonable accommodation costs in New York and the stipend of 12 000 € for the artist for the travel fees back and forth to New York, material costs and 6 months living costs. The stipend should also cover the costs for visa, pension and insurance. ISCP will assist with finding a flat.

The artist who will be awarded is asked to write a report of the residency period and send it to the Academy of Fine Arts and to the Saastamoinen Foundation in two-month time after finishing the residency. She /He is also asked to tell about the residency to the students of the Academy of Fine Arts in an event that will be agreed later.

Applying is done digitally and it has to be sent to kuva.kirjaamo@uniarts.fi latest on Thursday 29th of March 2018 at 4 pm. Please see the detailed guidelines for the application below.

The selection will be done in two parts. First the jury nominated by the Academy of Fine arts and confirmed by the Saastamoinen Foundation will make a shortlist. The members of the jury are: curator Stefano Collicelli Cagol (Italy), curator Işın Önol (Vienna) and artist and curator Markus Åström (Helsinki). The final decision will be made by ISCP by Kari Conte, Director of Programs and Exhibitions and Susan Hapgood, Executive Director. The results will be announced in May 2018.

For further information about the programme: www.iscp-nyc.org

For further information about the call and the grant:

Johanna Vakkari, senior coordinator, Academy of Fine Arts of Uniarts Helsinki
johanna.vakkari (at) uniarts.fi

Call for applications - ISCP – International Studio & Curatorial Program New York

Deadline: March 29th 2018 at 4 pm.

Start date of residency: January 1st 2019

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, two galleries, and a project space, ISCP is New York’s most comprehensive international visual arts residency program, 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 1,350 artists and curators from more than 80 countries, including the United States have undertaken residencies at ISCP.

Residency program

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. 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 of ISCP including the four core program activities: Visiting Critics, Field Trips, Artists at Work and Open Studios.

Visiting Critics

The Visiting Critic series is the hallmark of ISCP's residency program. It introduces residents to professionals from museums, galleries, alternative spaces and publications within the context of a studio visit, generating critical feedback from diverse positions.

Field Trips

ISCP organizes visits to museums, galleries, alternative spaces, archives and other places of interest to art professionals. Often, a curator or staff member introduces the institution’s mission and program. Past Field Trips have included the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Conservation Department at MoMA, Dia:Beacon, CCS Bard, MASS MoCA, Art Omi, art spaces in SoHo and on the Lower East Side, private collections and many other institutions in Greater New York.

Artists at Work

Residents at ISCP are invited to present their recent work in semi-monthly public programs, titled Artists at Work. These events feature film screenings, performances, installations and lectures and introduce the work of ISCP artists and curators to the New York art community.

Open Studios

Twice a year, in April and November, ISCP hosts two-day long Open Studios, presenting work by the 35 ISCP artists and curators in residence, accompanied by performances, panel discussions and exhibitions. During Open Studios, residents present recent projects, work in progress, site-specific installations and their archives to over 2,000 professionals and art enthusiasts from New York and beyond.

Applying

Applying is done digitally. All the required parts have to be sent in one PDF file to . For the title, please use your name and “ISCP-alumniresidency”. For voluminous files (like videos), please insert a link to the server / website / YouTube / Vimeo where the file can be viewed. Please make sure all the links to external sites work at least up to two months after the deadline has past.

The application consists of:

The cover letter with practical details (personal details and contact info)

and a PDF file containing the following parts:

a) a project proposal stating goals and purpose of your stay (max. 500 words)

b) description about the synergy and contacts you would gain from the residency (max. 500 words)

c) documentation of recent work (dating back no longer than 5 years, max. 20 works)

d) your resume (max. 2 pages)

The selection will be done in two parts. First the jury nominated by the Academy of Fine arts and confirmed by the Saastamoinen Foundation will make a shortlist. The members of the jury are: curator Stefano Collicelli Cagol (Italy), curator Işın Önol (Vienna) and artist and curator Markus Åström (Helsinki). The final decision will be made by ISCP by Kari Conte, Director of Programs and Exhibitions and Susan Hapgood, Executive Director. The results will be announced in May 2018.

More information:

For further information about the residency: www.iscp-nyc.org

For further information about the call and the grant:

Johanna Vakkari, Senior Coordinator, Academy of Fine Arts of Uniarts Helsinki