General information

Brief description of organisation

BARTR is an independent, non profit organisation made up of Budapest-based artists, curators, cultural managers, local businesses and cooperatives. We work with other residencies and cultural organizations in Hungary, the wider central European region, and beyond, to strengthen ties, create opportunities for creative collaboration and knowledge exchange.

We hold an annual international artist-in-residence program that seeks to encourage cross-cultural exchange between visiting and local artists, create opportunities for future cooperation and to provide a supportive, inspiring environment for new experiences within the unique cultural context of Budapest.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

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.

The residency is uniquely characterized by an open, decentralized structure. Studios are located in different spaces throughout the central districts of the city, the exhibition takes place in several venues, and collaboration with other artists, studios, and civil organisations is encouraged and facilitated, for those residents who are interested.

In addition to residents’ self-directed work, a program of workshops aims to encourage collaboration, extend your practice and work towards a series of pieces to be exhibited during the final show. The workshop series are focussed on two movements central to underground cultural movements in Hungary, Central East Europe, and beyond: printmaking, zine and independent publishing, and experimental and DIY audio and sound. Artists of all disciplines are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Applicants will be selected by a jury comprised of Hungarian artists from different fields.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Music
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Printmaking
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 1 and 3 months
Number of artists resident at one time

between 11 and 16

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Exhibition

Participation in workshops

Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Housing
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Exhibition at end of Residency

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Printmaking Facilities
  • Musical Instruments
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Shared Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibitions
Contact information

Koszoru Utca 25-27
1086 Budapest

Phone: (0036) 203754512

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