Residency for a New York-based Curator or Writer
at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) 

Spread from Patricia M. Hernandez’s curatorial project Interregnum (2021) featuring artwork by Elite Kedan, developed during Hernandez’s participation in Artis’ 2020 Curatorial Residency Program.

Residency dates: July 1–September 31, 2021
Application deadline: March 12 at 11:59pm EST

Artis, in partnership with the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), announce an open call opportunity for a New York-based curator or writer to apply for a 3-month funded research residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), an international residency program based in Brooklyn, New York. The residency offers an opportunity for a curator or writer to build contacts with art practitioners and cultural organizations from Israel, while immersed in an arts community at ISCP, and to develop curatorial projects informed by these experiences. We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-driven mid-career or established curator or writer, who is working on concrete curatorial research, and looking to expand the scope to include arts practitioners from Israel. Artis will work closely with the curator-in-residence to help advance their research and make connections to arts practitioners and cultural organizations in Israel. 

The participating curator or writer will be provided with a private workspace at ISCP during the residency period, and is expected to spend at least 20 hours a week on work and research related to the residency. ISCP observes international, national, and local health guidelines in an effort to maintain a safe environment on site, including mandatory mask-wearing and practicing social distance. Independent work in the studio is welcome. Meetings, studio visits, and other group activities that are part of the residency will, likely, be virtual. This includes virtual studio visits with artists from Israel, meetings with Artis staff, professional development opportunities and programs that are part of ISCP’s residency program. The curator-in-residence will develop a final project to culminate their residency, which will be shared publicly, and may take the form of an exhibition proposal, essay, online publication, or digital project that brings the work of artists from Israel into dialogue with international artists. The curator or writer-in-residence will receive the studio at ISCP and programming free of cost, and will receive an honorarium from Artis for their participation in the residency.


Application Instructions

We welcome curators and writers, based in New York, to apply online by March 12, 2021 at 11:59pm EST. Please review our program details, eligibility requirements, and read about 2020 program participants, Patricia Margarita Hernández and Charles Moore. Please email with questions about the application or residency opportunities.


About ISCP & Artis

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) supports the creative and professional 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 1,500 artists and curators from more than 85 countries, including the United States have undertaken residencies at ISCP.




Artis is an independent nonprofit organization that supports contemporary artists from Israel whose work addresses aesthetic, social, and political questions to inspire reflection and debate. We believe that artists generate transformative experiences and ideas that are essential to local and global culture, and to our rapidly changing world. As an arts organization, we are committed to inquiry, complexity of ideas, and freedom of speech and artistic expression for all people.