Open Call: Artist Residency 2017


Date: Tuesday 06 Sep, 2016 - Thursday 20 Oct, 2016
Time: 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Venue: New York, USA & Seoul, South Korea, United Arab Emirates

Call out for U.A.E. based artists for Spring 2017 Residencies in New York at International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) and Seoul at Seoul Art Space _Geumcheon

Maraya’s residency programme is designed to support emerging and mid career contemporary U.A.E. based artists in partnership with institutions internationally.

Deadline for applications: Thursday 20 October, 2016


The following application materials are required in full to be sent to 

  • A one page covering letter describing your reasons for applying and details of a proposed project.
  • State if you are applying for New York, Seoul, or both.
  • A 1-2 page CV.
  • One letter of recommendation from an arts professional.
  • A low-res PDF portfolio with examples of your work (please send video/film via
  • Passport copy/scan.
  • Applicants must be over age 21. 

The New York residency takes places in February - March and the Seoul one in May – June 2017 (dates are subject to change).


About International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) supports the creative development of artists and curators, and promotes exchange through residencies and public programmes. Housed in a former factory in Brooklyn, with 35 light-filled work studios, two galleries, and a project space, ISCP is New York’s most comprehensive international visual arts residency programme, founded in 1994. ISCP organises exhibitions, events and offsite projects, which are free and open to all, sustaining a vibrant community of contemporary art practitioners and diverse audiences. Over 1,200 artists and curators from more than 62 countries, including the United States have undertaken residencies at ISCP.

About Seoul Art Space_Geumcheon

Seoul Art Space_Geumcheon is a creative space dedicated to visual art, remodeled in October 2009 from an old print works located in Doksan-dong, it provides the local community with an opportunity to enjoy culture through its various programmes. One hundred and thirty visual artists (or teams) from twenty-four countries have moved in since it opened in October 2009. Its programmes include exhibitions, workshops shared with students and residents and open studios.