Fall 2019 Internship at ISCP (International Studio & Curatorial Program)

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The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) is a not-for-profit, residency-based contemporary art center for emerging to mid-career artists and curators from around the world. Founded in 1994, ISCP has hosted over 1,350 artists and curators from more than 80 countries. ISCP supports the creative advancement of artists and curators, and promotes cultural exchange through residencies, exhibitions and public programs. ISCP organizes innovative exhibitions, engaging public talks, and offsite projects, which are free and open all, and offer the ISCP connects residents to a diverse global network of colleagues and offers the opportunity to build lifelong international networks. ISCP alumni include prominent artists such as Kevin Beasley, Elmgreen and Dragset, Claire Fontaine, Theaster Gates, Camille Henrot, Yeondoo Jung, Chi Wo Leung, Maider Lopez, Carsten Nicolai, Jacolby Satterwhite, Tatiana Trouvé; and curators Vit Havránek, and Aneta Szylak.

ISCP interns engage in all aspects of the day-to-day operations of a not-for-profit arts organization and gain invaluable experience in arts administration within a studio filled building 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. Administrative internships are focused on programs, development, operations or communications. ISCP internships can provide a foundation in a variety of skills, and offer experience and contacts for future careers in the following professions: curator, artist, and arts administrator.

ISCP offers a stipend of $15 per day for transportation and lunch. All interns are invited to select monthly field trips and all public programs.

  • Communications: Students interested in design and marketing who are detail oriented with an interest in photography tend to excel in this internship. Interns photograph public events, resident studios and programs for residents such as visiting critics and field trips. Communications interns also research press for ISCP's 30+public events and promote ISCP alumni and current events worldwide via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Tuesdays evening availability is required.
  • Development-grants and annual auction: Fundraising is a skill that is useful for anyone interest in a future in arts administration and philanthropy in general. Interns build research skills, assist in the development of proposals and reports to foundations and government funders and assist with ISCP's annual online auction in support of residencies, public programs and general operating support.
  • Development-sponsorships: Interns focus on regional research online and assist primarily developing relationships between ISCP and individual donors, ministries of culture and prospective corporate supporters of future residencies.
  • Operations: Ideal for students interested in learning about how non-profits operate from the inside with strong attention to detail. Interns assist with organizational and grant application budgets and have the opportunity to build skills in Quickbooks. They will also be assisting with the growth of ISCP’s alumni network and the implementation of a new Salesforce database.
  • Programs-public programs: The focus of this internship is on research for public talks, exhibitions and programs for ISCP residents. Excellent research skills and a strong interest in art history or curating is required.
  • Programs-residencies: Responsibilities include answering inquiries from prospective residents, organizing incoming applications, researching open call opportunities for alumni, and providing direct support for current residents on field trips, trips to Materials for the Arts and resident events. Tuesday or Thursday availability is required.

To apply send a brief cover letter indicating area(s) of interest as well as availability (proposed start and end dates as well as days of the week) and a resume to Juliana Cope, Director of Development and Programs Manager, at jcope@iscp-nyc.org.

For more visit information: www-iscp-nyc.org

Note: ISCP also has a Studio Assistant Program with occasional openings for art students interested in working directly with an ISCP artist in residence. For information about this program please contact jcope@iscp-nyc.org.

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About ISCP



Mission Statement

the international studio & curatorial program’s mission is:

  • to offer professional development for emerging to mid-career artists and curators from around the world by providing studio space and offering opportunities through its comprehensive programs.
  • to introduce New York audiences to exceptional international artistic practices.
  • to engage communities in Brooklyn and Greater New York City through public programs.

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 hybrid is conceived to facilitate dialogue and collaboration. Three integrated activity areas: the Residency Program, Exhibition Program and Participatory Projects, make ISCP an unparalleled platform for producing, presenting and contextualizing contemporary art through a diverse range of international perspectives.


The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) is a leading nonprofit, residency-based contemporary art institution for emerging to mid-career artists and curators from around the world. Founded in 1994, ISCP has hosted over 1,700 artists and curators from more than 58 countries, including the United States. In 2008, ISCP moved from Manhattan to East Williamsburg, Brooklyn to the former factory of the Sackett & Wilhelms Lithography Company, an 18,000 square-foot building constructed in 1901. This move expanded ISCP's facilities to 35 studios, an exhibition gallery and a project space. To advance its core mission of supporting artists in producing and exhibiting a wide range of contemporary, often experimental, artistic approaches, ISCP annually presents a series of innovative exhibitions and public programs both on- and off-site. ISCP’s programming engages audiences in meaningful ways while fostering the institution’s relationship to its community. Each year, over 100 artists and curators are in residence at ISCP and approximately 10,000 individuals attend ISCP’s public programs.


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1040 Metropolitan AvenueBrooklyn, NY 11211



  • Visual Arts
  • Arts Administration
  • Curating




  • Duration: All internships require a minimum commitment of 16 hours (2 days) per week, and a number of openings require a three or four day per week commitment, both for a minimum of three months. ISCP regular office hours are Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm.
  • Qualifications: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, multitasking, team player, Mac proficiency (Word and Excel), and basic Creative Suite knowledge a plus, experience with database systems a plus, strong organizational skills, interest

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