When does the residency program run? What are the important dates?
We currently have one residency session upcoming in 2018.
The Spring session runs from April 1–June 17. The application deadline is December 15 (fee supported) and January 30 (fee paying).
What studios and workspaces are available?
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.
What is the accommodation like?
Residents will be accommodated in the downtown quarter of Budapest’s center city in well equipped and secure shared apartments. Private and twin rooms are available. There is a fee difference.
What does the program cost include?
The program fee includes the accommodation, studio rental, and free access to additional workshops, programs, and lectures.
What other expenses will I need to pay for?
You will need to pay for your own travel expenses, material costs, and other daily expenses. Some materials are available directly from BARTR at subsidized prices.
What will be expected of me?
Residents are expected to spend a large portion of the eleven weeks preparing a body of work for inclusion in the final exhibition.
Participation in the workshops and lectures is not compulsory, but strongly encouraged.
Residents will also be expected to document their progress and be active on social media throughout the residency and in the lead up for the final exhibition.
What other projects can I get involved in during the residency session?
Residents who choose to take part in the Vulkan/1000% print focused workshops will have the opportunity to collaborate on a print publication with artists from these studios.
During the upcoming session there will also be an opportunity for one artist to participate in a pilot visualisation project in partnership with a local civil society organisation. The project is designed to link a visual professional with a socially focussed organisation to create a strong storytelling production together. This project is in BETA mode. We would like to offer this opportunity to all residents in the future but during the Spring 2018 session we will look for someone who is able to take initiative and work on their feet in a new environment and with an issue they might not be familiar with.
What are you looking for in the applications?
We are looking for independent and self motivated visual artists and art students who will use the time and space to focus on their work. There will also be plenty of opportunities to collaborate through workshops with artists based in Budapest so an open minded attitude and good communication skills are welcome.
Above all, applicants will be selected on the strength of their work.
How do I apply?
To apply via the submission form directly available under the 'apply' section. Your application should include:
A brief resume
300–500 words introducing yourself and stating why you would like to take part in the BARTR residency program.
Pictures of 3 different artworks (maximum 5 pictures, please).
Are there any other eligibility requirements?
We want to keep the call as open as possible but good English language skills are a must.
From which countries do you accept artists?
We welcome applicants from around the world regardless of nationality. Non EU citizens should check their Visa requirements. We can provide a letter of support, and confirmation of acceptance to the program but it is the responsibility of the artist to make proper, timely arrangements with their local embassy. Nationals of some countries may require an invitation letter verified by the Hungarian immigration center to apply for a Schengen visa. We will be in touch to supply you with this letter after acceptance, should you need one.
How many artists come to the BARTR Program each year?
Each session, BARTR invites a maximum of ten artists. While it is our intention to accept the full quota each session, we may invite fewer than ten, depending on the volume and quality of the applications we receive.
What is the process if my application is accepted?
We will let you know the outcome of your application by the reply date (listed above). A non-refundable application fee of 200 EUR is payable with your official notification accepting the offer. The full amount should be paid one month prior to the residency start date. Details about how you can make the payment will be sent out with your acceptance letter. If you need more time to pay, or would like to pay in installments, please get in touch.
What happens if I need to cancel?
In the case of a cancellation, we will only consider a refund of the residency fee if the session can be filled with another resident. The initial deposit is not refundable.
I have more questions. How can I get in contact with you?
Send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or get in touch through the contact form. We aim to reply to all emails within 48 hours.