MFA graduate – apply for a residency at ISCP in New York

Academy of Fine Arts graduates may apply for the International Studio & Curatorial Program until 18 April 2022.

Our residency programmes, aimed at the alumni of the Academy of Fine Arts, support post-graduate visual arts studies at high-quality residencies abroad in periods ranging from 3 to 11 months.

The program partners are SPACE Art + Technology in London, ISCP – International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York, Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, LIFT – Liason of Independent Filmmakers in Toronto and Cove Park and Scottish Sculpture Workshop in Scotland.  

The call for ISCP – International Studio & Curatorial Program residency in New York is open for applications from Academy of Fine Arts alumni 18 March – 18 April 2022. The six-month residency period starts in January 2023. Artists of all ages graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and having at least 5 years of professional experience are welcome to apply.

The next call for Ecologies in the Making: Sculpting Futures residency programme in Scotland will open at the end of the year 2022. The residency calls for Jan van Eyck, SPACE and LIFT has closed for 2022 and the next call will be announced in spring 2023.

The residency programme is a part of the International Incubators in Fine Arts project, established by Uniarts Helsinki’s Academy of Fine Arts and the Saastamoinen foundation. The project aims to build a dialogue between teaching in fine arts and the international field of art. Read more about International Incubators in Fine Arts.  

ISCP – International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York

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 and two galleries, 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 1,800 artists and curators from more than 90 countries have undertaken residencies at ISCP. 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.

Studio space at ISCP.

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