Residence program seeks artists
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
ISCP sustains its works as an internationally acknowledged institution, hosting more than 1,800 artists and curators from more than 60 countries.The SAHA Association, in cooperation with The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York, will support the participation, travel, living and accommodation expenses of an artist accepted from Turkey for the artist in residence program.
SAHA is a non-governmental organization established in 2011 by a group of art enthusiasts united around the shared goal of supporting contemporary arts from Turkey. The association aims to contribute to the presence and visibility of contemporary art from Turkey and offers its support to artistic projects working in line with this vision.
The applications to the program which will be held between Sept. 1 and Nov. 30 can be made through the website of ISCP http://www.iscp-nyc.org/apply/application.html until June 28. The application results will be announced in the beginning of July.
The first program of the three-year cooperation of ISCP and SAHA offers an opportunity to develop a new project with sponsored space and time. The chosen artist, who will be provided with an 18-square-meter private studio to be used 24 hours a day, will also have the chance to attend the field trips to museums, galleries, studios and other cultural places to participate in the artist talks and open studios. ISCP, known for its activities to enhance professional development in the art field and create international networks, will have public programs which aim to include the artist in the cultural landscape of the city.
ISCP, which was first founded with a sponsored studio in 1994, currently sustains its works as an internationally acknowledged institution, hosting more than 1,800 artists and curators from more than 60 countries. It moved to a 1700-square-meter former factory building in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn from Manhattan in 2008. The institution expanded its capacity with this new place to include 35 studios, an exhibition gallery and a project area.