International Studio & Curatorial Program Residency

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) Residency supports an Irish or Ireland-based artist to spend three months in residency at ISCP in Brooklyn, New York.

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is invited annually to coordinate an open call and shortlist a visual artist for a three-month residency at ISCP in New York.

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 programme.

This residency provides the awarded artist with a high-quality studio, living stipend, travel costs, studio visits and off-site trips to museums, galleries and other cultural organisations. It supports the artist with a significant experience on a programme designed to build international networks, as well as contributing to the artistic community in a major city.

All artists based in Ireland and Irish artists based abroad are eligible to apply for the International Studio & Curatorial Program Residency.

"I loved my time at ISCP. You're given a studio in Brooklyn with a lot of international artists at various stages of their careers, and you have the chance to be introduced to curators, writers and visiting artists who's research interests might chime with yours. But above all, it was great to be financially supported to live and work in New York City for three months. It allowed me to initiate a new body of work, form some lasting relationships and broaden my knowledge of contemporary art worlds beyond Ireland and the UK.” - Sam Keogh, ISCP Residency, 2020
"I am so grateful for the 3 month ISCP residency award bestowed by Temple Bar Gallery + Studios this year. The NYC residency came at the most opportune time in my practice. I tried to get a temperature read of where my career should go following a series of intense projects. I had the privilege of time and space to disseminate my practice through studio visits and meetings and to percolate ideas and, indeed, dilemmas with international peers. These moments are rare pauses and, yet, necessary to position oneself within the larger international conversations on visual culture. I feel I will benefit enormously from this time, the exposure to some incredible art encounters in New York, and the meaningful connections I made there with fellow artists, academics, writers, archivists and cultural practitioners." - Aideen Barry, ISCP Residency, 2023

The application form and guidelines on how to apply will be available to download approximately one month prior to the deadline.

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