Deadline: 01/04/2019

BARTR 2019

Tap into underground printmaking and experimental sound cultures from Central/East Europe.

Description of residency program
BARTR is an annual interdisciplinary residency run by an independent collective in Budapest. It is an urban based, open plan program that focuses on underground artistic and cultural movements significant to Hungary and the Central European Area.

Duration of residency
The BARTR residence program invites artists working across a diverse range of fields to Budapest for 11 weeks. The program is held annually and hosts 10–15 international residents at one time.

Studio/ workspace
The program is uniquely characterized by an open, decentralized structure. Studios are located in different spaces through the central districts of the city, the exhibition takes place in more than one venue, and collaboration with other artists, studios, and civil organisations is encouraged and facilitated, for those residents who are interested.

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
In addition to residents’ self-directed work, a program of workshops aims to encourage collaboration, extend artistic practice and work towards a series of works to be exhibited during the final show. The workshops are focussed on two movements central to underground cultural expression: print and zine culture, and experimental and DIY audio and sound. Weekly studio visits will keep the group dynamic and further aim at preparing for the exhibition.

Expectations towards the artist
Participation in the workshop program is not complusory, but is encouraged. Artists are expected to participate in an end of program exhibition and attend the weekly studio visits.

BARTR representatives will organise workshops and lectures with local artists and art institutes; provide introductions to curators, galleries, cultural institutions, studios and artists; assist with sourcing well-priced materials; and of course provide day-to-day support and local knowledge.

Fees and support
The program fee covers accommodation costs, studio rental, and workshop costs. Artists are expected to pay for their own travel and material costs, as well as day-to-day living expenses. BARTR provides advice and assistance to artists seeking to travel and stay to Budapest with the help of a financial grant.  

Residents will be accommodated in central flat-share style apartments with private rooms, self-catering facilities, shared bathrooms and fast wifi access. Residents have access to well-equipped and spacious shared studios for the duration of the residency. A range of sizes are available. The studios are assigned based on the requirements of each artist, in discussion with the organisers.

Accommodation and workspaces are in the city centre, close to transport, cultural complexes, galleries, restaurants, cafés, and markets.

Application information
Artists of all disciplines are welcome to apply. Applicants will be selected by a jury comprised of Hungarian and international artists and cultural organizers from different fields.

BARTR 2019

BARTR 2019


Application deadline

Residency starts

Residency ends

More information

Posted by: