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Residency in New York, ISCP

For practitioners in the visual arts, photography, design, crafts, illustration, textile art or architecture.

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The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual and Applied Artists, IASPIS, collaborates with a range of residency programmes around the world. In addition to a workspace or studio, the artist-in-residence will get access to housing and a stipend to cover travel and living expenses during their stay. The purpose of our residencies abroad is to support artists’ opportunities to create, develop and nurture their contacts outside Sweden.

Description of the residency programme

  • On behalf of the artist-in-residence, IASPIS rents a furnished two-room flat centrally located on Hudson Street in Manhattan.

    The artist-in-residence will get access to a studio of about 25 square metres.

    Apartment kitchen

    Apartment living room

    Apartment bedroom

    Apartment living room

  • 3 months in 2026. In 2026, we announce four 3-month stays.

  • The grant amount is SEK 315 000. The grant shall cover travel, living expenses and certain material costs during the residency.

  • ISCP website (Öppnas i ett nytt fönster)
  • Tora Schultz (2024)

    Hanni Kamaly (2023)

    Fatima Moallim (2022)

    Conny Karlsson Lundgren (2020-2021)

    Sara Wallgren (2019-2020)

    Johannes Heldén (2018-2019)

    Carolina Falkholt (2017)

    Jonas Nobel (2016)

    Carl Boutard (2015)

    Kristina Matousch (2014)

    Viktor Kopp (2013)

    Anastasia Ax (2012)

    Leif Elggren (2011)

    Magnus Thierfelder (2010)

    Monika Marklinger (2009)

    Patrick Nilsson (2008)

    Fia-Stina Sandlund (2007)

    Björn Kjelltoft (2006)

    Ann Bötcher (2005)

    Jonas Dahlberg (2004)

    Petra Lindholm (2003)

    Tobias Bernstrup (2002)

    Matilda Haggärde (2015)

    Oscar Gard Montan (2014)

    Supawan Sihapoompichit (2014)

Application and reporting requirements

  • You must be a professional artist in the field of visual arts or design.

    You have an artistic practice in, for example, the visual arts, photography, design, crafts, illustration, textile art or architecture.

    To be considered a professional artist, you must earn a living entirely or partly from your artistic activities and regularly present your art to an audience or in an artistic context.

    You must be a resident in Sweden or practice most of your art here.

    You can be a foreign citizen and apply for our stipends and grants, but you must be a resident in Sweden or primarily practice your art here. If you are a Swedish citizen but live abroad, you must be able to demonstrate that most of your artistic activity takes place in Sweden.

    You must not be a student for more than 50 per cent of your time when an award decision is made.

    This means being enrolled in any type of studies, from undergraduate studies to doctoral studies and post-graduate education. You can be studying when you submit your application, but when a decision is made you cannot be enrolled for more than 50 per cent for a course or programme.

    You must not owe any unpaid Swedish taxes or fees to the Swedish Enforcement Authority or be declared bankrupt.

    This means that you cannot owe a debt on your Swedish tax account that has been passed on to the enforcement authority. This does not apply to other types of debts or charges from public organisations or private companies.

    You must not have received de minimis aid exceeding a total of 300,000 euros during the last three-year period.

    Stipends and grants from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee are subject to the provisions of the European Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/2031 on state funding, also known as de minimis aid.

  • The application for a working grant and long-term grant is open once a year. See the application deadlines.

    You apply by logging in to “My pages”.

    In order to submit an application, you need to answer all the questions marked as mandatory in the form and attach work samples.

    Applications must be submitted by 14.00 CET on the application deadline.

    Work samples are mandatory

    Choose current work samples that are representative of your artistry, preferably from the last two years. Keep in mind that it can be a good idea to choose both close-ups of your works and images that show how your works are presented in context.

    When you upload your files with the application, you can specify the title, year, technique, size and description for each file.

    Number of files: 5-10
    File format and maximum size: jpg (2 MB), mp3 (20 MB), mp4 och mov (50 MB)

    You can submit your application on paper
    We recommend using our e-service to submit your application. It makes it easier for you to ensure that your application was registered and it allows you to follow your case via “My pages”.

    Application on paper

  • When we receive your application, we verify that you meet all the formal requirements. Members of the international panel of the Visual Artists’ Fund will then read your application. The members are practising artists or experts in the field of art. At least three people read each application. The decision is made by the Visual Artists’ Fund.

    If a member has a conflict of interest in relation to an applicant, that member is forbidden from participating in the review process or award decision for that application.

    How is your decision made?
    We select grant recipients based on the quality of artistic activities and the applicant’s financial need. This means that we assess the quality of the work samples and reference material that you submit. At the same time, we make an assessment of your financial need. This can mean, for example, that we do not prioritise an applicant who has a high income or has recently received other grants or stipends.

    In our selection, we aim to distribute the grants to artists in different parts of the country and across a variety of artistic expressions.

    How we avoid conflicts of interest

  • The grant does not need to be reported financially, but the grant holder send a report about the stay after returning home.

  • The grant is exempt from tax.

  • If you are awarded a grant for the residency programme, you must state in all communications about your residency that it was carried out with the support of the Swedish Arts Grants Committee. Please use the wording “with support from IASPIS, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee´s International Programme for Visual and Applied Arts.”

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