Open call for New York City artists-in-residence for Ground Floor at ISCP

  • Deadline:
    Feb. 15, 2021, 11:59 a.m.
  • Location:
    International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), 1040 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Open call for New York City artists-in-residence for Ground Floor at ISCP

Ground Floor at ISCP is currently accepting applications for small studio with March 1 start date – rolling deadline with a priority of February 15, 2021.

DESCRIPTION: ISCP’s first residency program developed specifically for New York City-based emerging artists was launched in 2015. This program offers up to seven year-long residencies that include a partially subsidized studio in East Williamsburg and access to professional development programs. The residencies take place within the same building as ISCP’s acclaimed international residency program, and artists have access to ISCP’s dynamic, in-house community of artists and curators from all over the world.

This program offers much-needed workspace to New York City artists, while expanding ISCP’s international community to include local artists. Artists working across all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Collectives can also apply to share a large studio and related costs. If accepted, artists must provide proof of New York City residency (e.g. income tax returns or utility bills) for the past two years.

Separate from ISCP’s international residency program, where residents are fully sponsored, the New York City-based artist studios, from 200-350 square feet in size, will cost $780.15(small) / $1002.75(large) per month for a private studio. This includes 24-hour access to a furnished studio, kitchen and lounge, WiFi, administration and all utilities. Artists will have quarterly studio visits with established New York based arts professionals. Ground Floor residents will receive invitations to numerous private social gatherings of the ISCP community. Artists will be invited submit proposals to participate in an exhibition for ISCP’s Project Space annually. ISCP welcomes new and past applicants who formerly applied to the program.

Please enclose the following supporting materials in your email application:

1. Curriculum vitae: 5 pages maximum.

2. Work samples: this should include 10 images or video links with captions (title, date, medium, and dimensions/duration for each work) and a description of each work.

3. 2 -3 Scanned reviews (if applicable): 10 pages, maximum.

4.2 -3 Scanned copies of catalogs (if applicable): pages that feature your work only.

5. Reference letter: can be sent to ISCP directly with applicant’s name in subject line to

6. Second reference contact information: please include name, title, institution, email, telephone, and address (different referee from above, contact information only.)

7. Proof of New York City residency (this can be a piece of mail)

Application form:

Please email the application form and supporting materials to

Read more about this residency program here:

Please contact Assistant Programs Manager, Alexandra Friedman, with questions at

Ground Floor residencies are subsidized with the generous support of Yoko Ono, Alice and Lawrence Weiner, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, New York City Council District 34, The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, Danna and Ed Ruscha, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Note: incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please submit your application in a single PDF no larger than 10 mb.