2019 Spring Session: April 1–June 17

 

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

The program is uniquely characterized by an open, decentralized structure that emphasizes cultural exchange and collaboration. Workshops, shared studio spaces, and events held with other Budapest-based initiatives are some of the ways we encourage an atmosphere of working together.

Visiting residents are supported with contacts and introductions should you wish to get in touch with any individual or organization within BARTR’s network, or otherwise based in Budapest.

The accommodation, the studios and the final exhibition spaces are located in several places throughout Budapest.

While it is not necessary that your work is inherently collaborative – and past residents have been highly diverse in medium, practice and outcome  – we welcome applications from self-starters who are both comfortable pursuing their own goals and are open to new experiences.

The residency session culminates in a series of exhibitions and events held in the final week.

While the direction and theme of each session varies slightly depending on the group of residents and the body of work they produce, there are some common themes you can expect.

The residency offers a strong print-focused elective, in line with the vibrant zine, comic, and print scene in Central and Eastern Europe. Residents who choose this focus will be invited to participate in a collaborative publication in addition to the exhibition.  

BARTR also works closely with urbanization-focused organizations and the residency is heavily influenced by the urban environment of Budapest’s inner city.

Workshops form a concrete element of each residency session. On average we hold one, one-day-long workshop per week, which allows plenty of time for each artist to pursue their own project concurrently.

 

This year, studio space will also be made available for Budapest-based artists for the residency period. If you are based in Budapest and are interested in this opportunity, please get in touch with us.

 

Below is a sample of workshops we have held in previous sessions. The workshop program will be finalized and updated closer to the session start time.

comic workshop with 1000%

Character building, storytelling and dramaturgy are central to the process of creating effective and efficient comic narratives, from the comic strip to the graphic novel. Pushing the limits and playing with the borders of these techniques, and borrowing elements from the mainstream comic culture, the workshop delves into the underground world of print production and introduces participants to the current literature of non aligned comics.

*This workshop is part of a series that will culminate in the publication of a print anthology.

 
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Paint Big for film and theater with Scenic Artist Group.

Two day long workshop focusing on the practical techniques required to paint scenes for theater and movies.

First day: Introducing backdrop painting in a theater setting. Painting on canvas using classical scenery-painting techniques.

Second day: Introducing set-painting in the movies. Creating surfaces and textures such as wood, stone and rust.

 

 
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Silkscreen workshop with 1000%

In the studio of 1000% you have the chance to look inside the processes of a mini silkscreen studio. In the workshop we will show you how to turn a drawing or a photo into a silkscreen design, and play with the technique to create bold images that pop on any kind of material.

The workshop will be in two parts; the first will focus on getting familiar with the technique, in the second participants will put their ideas into practice.

*This workshop is part of a series that will culminate in the publication of a print anthology.

 
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*Zine* workshop with Vulkán

Cheaply and easily produced, zines are an accessible method for social reflection, commentary and communication.

  • Zine is a self-published collection of text and/or images, usually photocopied or printed by hand.
  • Zine tends to have small print runs, often between 1 and 500 copies.
  • Zine is generally made out of love and the desire to share ideas rather than for a profit.

Vulkán is a treasure trove of Central / Eastern European and Southern Slavic print and zine culture, active through exhibitions, a publishing house, workshops and a print shop.
*This workshop is part of a series that will culminate in the publication of a print anthology.

 

Risograph Workshop with Hurrikán Press

The artworks of Hurrikán Press would be at home in a modern poster exhibition. The print studio is led by Arpád Szigeti. The soul of the studio is the risograph stencil machine, which is able to make anything from the graphic magazines into various images.

The aim of the intensive day-long workshop is to promote the self-publishing culture and the risograph technique.

Additional programs and workshops will be added as they are finalized closer to the residency dates.
  Vera Wennesz is a painter and a founding member of Budapest’s Scenic Art Group, a collective of creative professionals who work on small and large scale projects for film, theatre, and throughout the creative industry in Hungary, Europe and beyond.    Scenic Artist Group

Vera Wennesz is a painter and a founding member of Budapest’s Scenic Art Group, a collective of creative professionals who work on small and large scale projects for film, theatre, and throughout the creative industry in Hungary, Europe and beyond.

Scenic Artist Group

  Atilla Stark is an illustrator, painter and graphic designer. His body of work includes paintings, posters, comics, films and books, sometimes published under the name Kulo or Kulo City. He is founding member of 1000%, a well-known artist collective with origins in street art.     1000% Percent    Kulo City

Atilla Stark is an illustrator, painter and graphic designer. His body of work includes paintings, posters, comics, films and books, sometimes published under the name Kulo or Kulo City. He is founding member of 1000%, a well-known artist collective with origins in street art.

1000% Percent

Kulo City

  Judit Peter is the curator and founder of Budapest-based Vulkán: an independent gallery, publisher and workshop space, committed to supporting the unique artists working in the underground print, zine, and comic art scene in Central/Eastern Europe and the South Balkan area.     Vulkán Gallery

Judit Peter is the curator and founder of Budapest-based Vulkán: an independent gallery, publisher and workshop space, committed to supporting the unique artists working in the underground print, zine, and comic art scene in Central/Eastern Europe and the South Balkan area.

Vulkán Gallery