International Studio & Curatorial Program


The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)  is a not-for-profit organization that 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 1,350 artists and curators from more than 80 countries, including the United States have undertaken residencies at ISCP.


ISCP offers internships in the Development, Programs, Communication, Administrative, and Exclusive Department. Interns in these departments will engage in all aspects of the day-to-day operations of an international not-for-profit arts organization and gain invaluable experience while being introduced to a vast network of international art professionals. Due to ISCP’s small staff, interns play a critical role in the administration of ISCP’s overall program. ISCP internships can provide a foundation in a variety of skills, and offer experience and contacts for future careers in the following the professions: curator, artist, and arts administrator.

Studio Assistantship Description: Undergraduate and graduate students benefit from this mentorship program in a wide variety of ways including becoming part of the ISCP community of professional international visual artists and curators. Studio Assistants work with individual artists in residence on research, production and administrative tasks. They benefit from gaining an insider’s view of a professional artist’s practice. Residents and assistants are matched based on interests and skills. ISCP resident practices range from performance to painting to multi-media. Assistants also attend select field trips and exclusive program opportunities to learn about international artist practice.

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