The ISC established residency programs as a way to expand on programming and provide members an additional opportunity to work with fellow artists in a studio environment. The ISC is thrilled about its ever growing residency programs as just one
of the many exciting benefits for our members.
The International Sculpture Center (ISC) currently supports artists with four residency programs: art-st-urban, Switzerland; Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ; Josephine Sculpture Park, Frankfort, KY; and Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ.
ISC Residents are featured in Sculpture magazine, sculpture.org and the ISC Blog.
ISC Residency @ art-st-urban
Select Outstanding Student Award recipients will work side-by-side with world-renowned sculptor Heinz Aeschlimann, and his wife Gertrud, an art advocate, collector and art patron.
The six-week residency includes free intensive and individual workshop and work program, travelling and living costs, as well as fully equipped studios and guestrooms
Residents will be featured in Sculpture, Sculpture.org and re:sculpt, the ISC Blog. This amazing inter-cultural experience aims
to have an enduring positive and creative influence on the future artistic creation of the young artists.
2017 marked ISC's first year collaborating with Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) on a residency program. Two Outstanding Student Award recipients will participate in a six week summer program on GFS’s campus.
The recipients will be immersed into a communal studio amongst neighboring artists and will have access to numerous facilities.
Open Studio events are scheduled throughout the residency as they align with our overall program goals. Residents will be featured in Sculpture, Sculpture.org and re:sculpt, the ISC Blog.
“My art explores the connection between nature, technology, and the scientific forces that shape human experiences and interactions.”
July 13 – August 10, 2018
“My work approaches issues around social justice, politics, culture, and identity; attributed to societal interactions, an experience of a modern day post-colonial Nigeria, and a linked global community.”
2019 marked ISC's first year collaborating with Josephine Sculpture Park (JSP) on a residency program.
One Outstanding Student Award recipient will participate in a 4 week summer program living and working on JSP's campus surrounded by artists, professionals, park visitors and sculpture and immersed on campus with workshops & free housing.
Residents will build work on site throughout the residency as they align with our overall program goals and be featured in Sculpture, Sculpture.org and re:sculpt, the ISC Blog.
“My work uses a Filipino/American cultural lens to investigate mis-visibility caused by a futile dominant Western perspective of separatist duality.”
ISC Residency @ Mana:BSMT
Open to all current ISC members who apply, Mana Residencies give local and international visual artists the opportunity to work at the organization's prestigious New Jersey headquarters. During the 3 month residency at Mana Contemporary's
BSMT, residents have the opportunity to freely develop and expand their practice with the benefits of additional space, a strong community (including curators, collectors, and other art world professionals), and ongoing support.
Mana Contemporary’s art complex includes resources such as the Keating Foundry and the Gary Lichtenstein Editions print shop, as well as Mana's art storage, handling, and framing services. Residents will be featured in Sculpture, Sculpture.org
and re:sculpt, the ISC Blog and selected work will be curated into permanent collections.
“The works do not answer the questions or propose solutions, but hopefully cause the viewer to consider, with more than a cursory glance, the visual culture of our cities, our entertainment, our public art, and our media.”
When residency programs are open and accepting applications, there will be a direct link from this page to the residency application. Only current ISC members are eligible to apply for ISC residencies. The residency
programs at art-st-urban, Grounds For Sculpture and Josephine Sculpture Park are awarded by the ISC to selected recipients of the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture awards.