Open Call

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Thematic Residency on Collectivity Call for Applications

International Studio & Curatorial Program

With Funding
Free / No Costs
Brooklyn, United States


ELIGIBILITY: Visual artists in all disciplines are invited to apply. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States, and they may not be ISCP alumni or residents in another studio program at the same time as the NEA Residency. SELECTION: The selection committee reviews applications based on quality, originality and artistic merit. Other consideration factors are: the potential impact of the residency on the applicant, the applicant's past accomplishments, and preparedness to undertake the residency. Studio visits/interviews with finalists will be held by the selection committee. NOTIFICATION: Artists will be notified by February 28, 2020 for the NEA Residency. Note: incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please submit your application in a single PDF no larger than 10 mb. Please also visit, for more information about the application process.

Number of Participants



Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


April 01, 2020 - May 31, 2020


  • $4,500.00 stipend (monthly)


Co-Working, Desk Space, Gallery, Individual Studio, Library, Sculpture Facility


No meals


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Program Description

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) is pleased to announce an open call for a fully-funded residency, plus stipend ($4,500 per month) for an artist collective working with socio-political ideas. The collective in residence will be commissioned to make new work for a group exhibition on collective practice opening in May 2020, and will participate in ISCP's program for two months with a private studio space and ongoing professional development opportunities. Applications will be accepted from visual artists in all disciplines based in the United States who work collectively and have a track record of exhibitions and other projects with their collective for a minimum of two years prior to the application. The residency program includes 24-hour access to a private furnished studio space, regular studio visits from Visiting Critics; Field Trips to museums, galleries and other cultural venues; and participation in Artist Talks.

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