Profile

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, two galleries, and a project space, 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 1,900 artists and curators from more than 62 countries, including the United States have undertaken residencies at ISCP. 

The International Studio & Curatorial Program’s mission is:

• to support and enhance the professional development of emerging to mid-career artists and curators from around the world
• to introduce New York audiences to exceptional international art practices
• to engage communities of Brooklyn and the New York City area through public programs that enrich the appreciation and understanding of contemporary art

ISCP strives to establish a global network of exemplary artists and curators and to provide them with support for producing new work. Tailored for professional growth, the program serves as an active mediator, creating visibility and immersion for its residents in New York City. ISCP’s programming is conceived to facilitate dialogue and collaboration. Integrated activity areas including the Residency Program, Exhibition Program, ISCP Talks and Off-Site Projects, make ISCP an unparalleled platform for producing, presenting and contextualizing contemporary art through a diverse range of international perspectives.

ISCP was founded by Dennis Elliott in 1994. In 2008, ISCP moved from midtown Manhattan to an 18,000 square-foot factory building in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in close proximity to the burgeoning art community of Bushwick.