International Sculpture Center


The International Sculpture Center (ISC) in collaboration with Mana Contemporary established the ISC residency program in 2016 as a way to expand on programming and provide members an additional opportunity to work with fellow artists in a studio environment.

Mana BSMT project is an open community of artists working in collaborative space. ISC Residency artists will be working in individual studios as part of this project.

Our first residency winners are:
Katie Hovencamp and Emily Nelms Perez
Katie Hovencamp, Parochial Collar 1, steel, aluminum, and cast iron. Photo credit Anna Margush Emily Nelms Perez, But Wait! 2016 Oil on cement, African porcupine needle The Mikesell Family Collection

Click here to read about Katie and Emily's experience at Mana
ISC Residency @ Mana includes:
  • 3+ month residency at Mana Contemporary's BSMT(dates to be determined directly with ISC)
  • Mana Residencies give local and international visual artists the opportunity to work at the organization's prestigious New Jersey headquarters.
  • The opportunity to freely develop and expand their practice with the benefits of additional space, a strong community, and ongoing support.
  • Participants are immersed in the art complex, which 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.
  • Artists-in-residence also receive a strategic introduction to the curators, collectors, and other art world professionals who regularly visit the organization.
  • Residents will be featured in Sculpture, and re:sculpt, the ISC Blog.
  • Resident's selected work will be curated into permanent collections.
To Apply:

Contact Jeannette Darr 609-689-1051 x312 for all information regarding ISC Residency @ Mana.

To find out more about Mana Residencies, click here.