ISCP, New York

Location: New York, USA

Art form:  Visual arts (includes curators)

Length of residency:  5 months

Dates: 1 June – 1 November 2018 (dates to be finalised with ISCP)

Grant amount:  $20,000


Closing date: 21 November 2017

Notification: 18 December 2017

About ISCP

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 and two galleries, ISCP is New York’s most comprehensive international visual arts residency program, founded in 1994.

ISCP organises exhibitions, events and offsite projects, which are free and open to all, sustaining a vibrant community of contemporary art practitioners and diverse audiences. Over 1,250 artists and curators from more than 75 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.

Residency opportunity

All residents at ISCP are encouraged to take advantage of the in-house community of artists and curators, offering invaluable international and local networks, professional conversations and critique. The residency program fee is paid by The Dr. K. David G. Edwards and Margery Edwards Charitable Giving Fund Trust.

An International Program residency at ISCP is typically three to six months, although artists and curators can apply for up to one year. While in the International Program, all residents are invited to participate in a number of activities in and outside of ISCP including the four core program activities: Visiting Critics, Field Trips, Salons and Open Studios.

Accommodation and workspace

At the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) each artist and curator is provided with a private and furnished studio space and 24-hour access to all communal facilities.

While ISCP does not provide accommodation, residents will receive a $20,000 grant from the Australia Council to assist with living expenses, travel, materials and housing.

Access and Inclusion

ISCP’s is accessible to people with disabilities via a permanent ramp from the parking lot to the ground floor, where exhibitions and events are regularly held in the project space. One unisex public restroom on the ground floor is also wheelchair accessible. Some events take place on the second floor, which is accessed by one flight of stairs. Unisex public restrooms on the second floor include one wheelchair-accessible bathroom with grab bars and a sink.


Please check the general eligibility requirements on the Australia Council website.

Selection Criteria

You are required to respond to the following selection criteria: 

1.     Potential of the artist/artists

Industry advisers will consider the potential of the artist/artists at the centre of your proposal.  

They may consider:

  • Quality of work previously produced
  • Artistic merit
  • Ability, skills and creative thinking that suggests strong artistic potential
  • Public or peer response to work previously produced.

2.     Viability

Industry advisers will consider the viability of your proposal. They may consider:

  • The skills and artistic ability of the people involved and their relevance to the proposed activity
  • Realistic and achievable planning, resource use and evaluation
  • Fees payable to artists involved 
  • The timetable and budget
  • The role of any partners involved, including confirmation of their involvement
  • Diversity and scale of income and co-funding - including earned income, grants, sponsorship and in-kind contributions

· Proposals which involve working with diverse audiences or communities, peers will look for demonstrated cultural competencies and appropriateness.

3.     Impact on career

Industry advisers will consider the impact the proposed activity will have on your career. They may consider:

  • How the proposed activity strengthens your artistic practice
  • The relevance and timeliness of the proposed activity
  • How the proposed  activity enables you to discover and develop new markets, or meet existing market demand
  • How the proposed activity strengthens your capacity as an arts professional.

Supporting material

Additional material can be submitted to help support your expression of interest, including artist biographies, letters of support, additional written material, images, and video footage of previous work. Support material may help industry advisers gain an understanding of the quality of your work, and where relevant, the skills and role of other artists or partners involved.

You are not required to submit a budget with your expression of interest. 

Selection process

Australia Council staff will consider expressions of interest according to the selection criteria above and will seek recommendations by industry advisors as needed.

You will be informed of the outcome of your expressions of interest by mid December 2017.

How to submit an Expression of Interest

Click on the ‘Submit an EOI’ button at the bottom of this page. Expressions of interest must be submitted via the Australia Council’s online system. To apply in the online system, please click on ‘Grants & Grant Reporting’ and choose ‘Expressions of Interest (EOI)’.

Note, this is an expression of interest and not a grant application. It does not count as an application to the Australia Council Grants Program. 

Changes to grants payments

The way Australia Council grants payments are made has changed. Effective immediately, grant recipients will no longer send an invoice for payment of a grant. Instead, after you accept our offer of funding, we will pay your grant into your nominated bank account and send you a Recipient Created Tax Invoice (RCTI).

Important information for administered grants

If you plan to have your grant administered by a third party, applicants will now need to ensure that the administrator is registered on the Australia Council online system before you begin your application. This means you cannot complete or submit an application if your administrator is not registered.


To discuss your expression of interest, please contact Amber McCulloch, Project Officer Residencies on 02 9215 9336 or

Submit an EOI

Exit off canvas
Real Time Web Analytics