New grant for residency collaboration with ISCP

Iiu Susiraja,  Puruluu, 2010 . Installation view at Ramiken Crucible, photo by Dario Lasagni. Iiu Susiraja is currently in residency at ISCP.

Iiu Susiraja, Puruluu, 2010. Installation view at Ramiken Crucible, photo by Dario Lasagni. Iiu Susiraja is currently in residency at ISCP.

Artist residencies, also for alumni, and curator exchange are on the agenda through the received grant

The Alfred Kordelin Foundation has granted the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York one of its grants for major cultural projects, to support our initiative for continuing and expanding the residency collaboration with the International Studio & Curatorial Program. ISCP is New York’s most established international visual arts residency program, aimed for mid-career artists and curators from all around the world.

ISCP offers the artist-in-residents a studio space and unique opportunities to network with fellow artist-in-residents and curators. In addition, ISCP organizes an Open Studios event twice a year inviting the general public, as well as curators and art professionals to engage in dialogue on contemporary art.

Two Finnish artists will be chosen for six-month residencies at the ISCP in 2019. The open call for the six-month artists residencies in 2019 is now open through April 29. 

Furthermore, the grant enables residencies for ISCP resident alumni, to follow up on the artistic process and networks of the original residency period. The selection process for the alumni residency will be done as a direct call to the Finnish artists who have worked at ISCP previously. The FCINY finds it of great importance to offer the opportunity for artists to strengthen and utilize the networks created during their previous six-month residency periods. 

In addition, FCINY will collaborate with ISCP and Frame Contemporary Art Finland in organizing curator exchange residencies between New York and Finland. 

'We are thrilled at this opportunity to offer artists and curators another channel to immerse themselves in New York’s vibrant arts scene. Over the years our residencies and fellowships have had an immense impact on the careers of a great many artists and other professionals in the field of visual arts and design. In the current socio-political climate, expanding platforms for further transatlantic dialogue is more important than ever.' 

 - says Kaarina Gould, Executive Director of the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York. With the help of Kordelin grant, the FCINY aims to continue its work in supporting artists' and curators' mobility as well as continuity in networking, and the slow and wide-ranging processes enabled by the residency programs.

The current spring 2018 artist-in-resident at ISCP, supported by the Alfred Kordelin Foundation, is Iiu Susiraja. Susiraja will be followed by Eero Yli-Vakkuri for fall 2018.