The fee for the entire session 1950 EUR. The fee covers a private room in a shared flat, studio space, the workshops and other program costs. Residents are expected to cover their travel costs, material costs and daily living expenses. Mobility grants are available for artists with some assistance from BARTR. Get in touch with the organizers for more information.
Please apply via the application form. Your application should include:
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. Each session is 11 weeks long and hosts 10–15 residents at one time.
The program is 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.
In addition to residents’ self-directed work, a program of workshops aims to encourage collaboration, extend artistic practice and work towards a series of pieces to be exhibited during the final show. The workshops are focussed on two movements central to underground cultural expression: print / zine culture, and experimental and DIY audio and sound.
Covid-19 update: At this stage, the organisers expect to hold the next session sometime in 2022 after a brief hiatus. However, they are waiting to see how travel restrictions and other international events related to COVID19 play out before fixing a date. A soon as it’s possible, they will be back and will accept 10-15 residents.
Artists are expected to participate in the workshops, weekly studio visits, and exhibit their works in the final exhibition. Residents that choose to take part in the print focused workshops will participate in a collaborative printed publication in addition to the exhibition.
Residents will be accommodated in central, flat-share style apartments with private rooms, self-catering facilities, shared bathrooms and fast wifi access. Each flat will host 2–4 artists.
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.