Curatorial Residency

Launched in 2020, the Artis Curatorial Residency Program provides mid-career curators and writers an opportunity to spend three months at a partner residency to develop research and curatorial projects that engage with the work of artists from Israel and related discourse. Participants conduct studio visits and meetings with arts professionals from Israel, while immersed in an international arts community at the host residency, and receive support to develop their professional practice, experiment with new ideas, and foster collaboration.

At the end of the residency, the participant develops a final project, which is 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 residency is fully funded, and the participant receives an honorarium for the duration of the residency as well as for the development of the final project.

Participants are selected through an annual open call to participate in the Curatorial Residency Program. 2021 curators-in-residence will be announced in the spring of 2021. The next open call will be announced in spring 2022 for residencies that take place in 2022.

2022 Open Call

Roni Aviv, under standing, 2021, limited edition artist book, 6.25x8.25 inch, 80 pages, Perfect Bound, edition of 45 + 5 A/P. Image courtesy of the artist. Artist book will be presented as part of a new curatorial project by Maya Bamberger, developed during her participation in the Artis Curatorial Residency Program, and launching in the Spring of 2022.

Curatorial Residency at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York

Application period: March 1 - April 15, 2022

Residency Dates: September 1 - October 31, 2022 or November 1 - December 31, 2022

Artis, in partnership with the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), announces an open call opportunity for New York-based curators or writers with curatorial experience to apply for a two month funded research residency at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), an international residency program based in Brooklyn, New York. 

The residency offers an opportunity for an individual to build contacts with art practitioners and cultural organizations from Israel, while immersed in an international arts community at ISCP, and to develop a curatorial project informed by these experiences. The residency is intended for an enthusiastic and self-driven curator, or writer with curatorial experience, who is looking to expand the scope of a concrete research topic. Artis will work closely with the curator-in-residence to help advance their research and make connections to the arts community in Israel.

The participating curator-in-residence will be provided with a private workspace at ISCP during the residency period. Meetings, studio visits, and other group activities that are part of the residency will be organized. This includes virtual studio visits with artists from Israel organized by Artis, meetings with Artis staff, and professional development opportunities and programs that are part of ISCP’s residency program and will be held virtually and in-person. The curator-in-residence will develop a final project to culminate the residency, which will be worked on in close collaboration with Artis staff. The project, which is developed and supported by Artis, will be shared publicly on the Artis website or other channels. The participant will receive the studio at ISCP and programming free of cost, and will receive an honorarium from Artis for their participation in the residency.


Mid-career or established curators or writers with curatorial experience, who are based in New York, may apply. Participants are expected to spend at least 20 hours a week on work and research related to the residency. This includes conducting 4-6 studio visits with artists and arts professionals from Israel, and other programming associated with the residency. Participants will have three months after the residency end date to complete their final curatorial project.  

Application Process & Timeline

Before applying, please review program details, FAQs, past participants, and their final curatorial projects. Curators and writers with curatorial experience who are based in New York may apply online here by April 15, 2022 at 11:59pm EST. Applicants will be notified of decisions in July 2022. 

If you have questions about eligibility for this residency opportunity, please contact us.