The Finnish Cultural Institute in New York, through a grant from The Alfred Kordelin Foundation, offers for Finnish or Finland-based visual artists two six month artist-in-residency periods in 2019 at the International Studio & Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, New York.

about the RESIDENCY

The term of the residency is six months, from January to June, or from July to December. ISCP provides each artist with a private and furnished studio space and 24-hour access to all communal facilities. The program of field trips, curator visits offers invaluable international and local networks, professional conversations and critique.

The residency comes with a furnished 1-bedroom apartment, and includes a 12.000 euro stipend for covering living expenses, travel and visa costs and materials.

Read more about residencies at ISCP here


Accommodation for the selected artists is arranged in a furnished 1-bedroom apartment close to ISCP in Brooklyn. The apartment can house two people. The artist's partner or family member may also stay at the apartment. Visitors to the city may not be accommodated in the apartment.


The recipient of the grant needs to apply for a visa to the United States. The ISCP and the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York will assist in applying for the visa. Grant recipients must themselves take care of their statutory pension insurance and for valid travel and health insurance coverage for the entire duration of the residency.


The residencies are aimed at artists in early or middle stages of their career. The selection of the artists is done by ISCP's review panel. 

The panel will judge 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. 

All applicants will be notified about the selection during the month of June.

ISCP in East Williamsburg

ISCP in East Williamsburg


The open call for applications for 2019 residencies is in April. The deadline for applications is April 29th, at 23:59 Finnish time (4:59 pm New York time). Late applications will not be accepted.

The application form and all supporting material must be submitted in English.

The applicant must present a

  •  Curriculum Vitae
  • A PDF portfolio of maximum 10 images (no more than 10mb total) or a link to an online portfolio, compiled specifically for this purpose.
  • Maximum 2 video links (if applicable).
  • Scanned copies of 2-3 reviews.
  • Scanned copies of two letters of recommendation from art professionals (in English).



The purpose of the residency cannot be altered and the residency period cannot be handed over to another person. A written agreement will be made with each selected artist-in-residence, specifying the conditions of the residency.


Questions about the residency and New York City can be addressed to the Artist-in-Residence Program Manager: Susanne Boswell, boswell[at] (in English)

Please also check our frequently asked questions.


Fill in the online application form here.