Curatorial Residency

How to Trap a Demon, performance by artist Tamar Ettun with curator Meghana Karnik, Artis Curator-in-Residence at ISCP, during ISCP Open Studios in November, 2022. Photo: Yann Chashanovski.

2023 Open Call: Artis Curatorial Residency At the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York

Application period: December 15, 2022 - January 31, 2023

Residency Dates: June 1 - July 31, 2023

Artis, in partnership with the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), announces an open call opportunity for curators or writers with curatorial experience, who are based anywhere around the world 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 arts professionals who are part of Artis’ community, while immersed in an international residency at ISCP in New York, 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 to include the work of contemporary artist(s) from Israel and related discourse. Artis will work closely with the curator-in-residence to help advance their research and make connections to artists, curators, and arts professionals from Israel who are based in New York and internationally. The curator-in-residence will develop a final project to culminate the residency, which may take the form of a publication, essay, exhibition, or public program. The final project will be developed in close collaboration with Artis staff, and shared publicly on the Artis website or other channels.

The participating curator-in-residence will be provided with a private workspace at ISCP that is accessible by stairs during the residency period. Meetings, studio visits, and other group activities that are part of the residency will be organized. This includes studio visits organized by Artis, meetings with Artis staff, and professional development opportunities and programs that are part of ISCP’s residency program, including studio visits and trips to nearby museums and institutions. The participant will receive a monthly stipend from Artis to help offset living expenses, and limited travel grants are available to support round trip travel to New York. The participant is responsible for booking their own travel, securing housing in New York, meals, materials, and other planning associated with the residency. 


Mid-career or established curators or writers with curatorial experience may apply. Applicants must have experience working with contemporary visual artists in a curatorial capacity, including writing, research, educational programming, and exhibition-making. Applicants must be able to participate in the residency in New York in-person. International applicants must have a valid visa that permits their stay in New York for the two-month residency period. 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 organized by Artis, 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. Eligible curators and writers with curatorial experience may apply online here by January 31, 2023 at 11:59pm EST. Applicants will be notified of decisions in March 2023. 

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

About the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)

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 1,800 artists and curators from more than 90 countries, including the United States have undertaken residencies at ISCP.

ISCP observes international, national, and local health guidelines in an effort to maintain a safe environment on site. Practices such as mandatory mask-wearing and practicing social distance may be followed in accordance with recommended CDC protocols.