Labor, Budapest: Residency application


Guest space – residency application

Location: Labor (H-1053 Budapest, Képíró u. 6.)

Residency dates: July, August, 2010

Deadline for applications: May 30, 2010

LABOR announces a competition for artists and curators for the use of the space of LABOR as a studio or an art space for a two- or four-week time in July and August 2010. Successful applicants can use the space of LABOR for realizing projects related to visual culture. The aim of the residency is to provide a possibility for artists and curators for individual (or collective) work, introduction, and to meet the members of Hungarian contemporary art scene. During the residency participants can use the spatial and technical facilities of LABOR (internet access, laptop); the library and the exhibition spaces.

The residency project covers the use of the art space, however, upon request we can help in finding accommodation, seeking and building professional relationships.

Application should contain:

- detailed professional CV

- motivation letter and working plan (max. 2 pages), where the applicant states whether s/he would like to use the space for two or four weeks

Applications should be e-mailed to [email protected]

LABOR was founded in September, 2007 as a joint initiative of C³ Centre for Culture & Communication Foundation, the Studio of Young Artists Association (FKSE) and the Hungarian University of Fine Arts (MKE) in place of the former Studio Gallery. In 2009 – contemporary art program has joined the collaboration.

LABOR is a platform where the objectives of partner institutions appear jointly:
- support of emerging artists projects related to the contemporary art education
- experimental initiatives advancing or reflecting on the structural changes of the contemporary art world
- cooperation between art and the scientific and technical domains events organized in the framework of international collaborations.

The purpose of this collaboration is to create a flexible, shared (art) space that provides a platform for art research as well as exhibitions, projects and occasional events. LABOR aims to emphasize the social responsibility of contemporary art and its knowledge-generating role. It organizes discursive programs to strengthen the debate- and discussion-culture of the local art world involving other fields of culture. LABOR creates a reading room and a library where current theoretical texts, magazines, and publications on visual culture will be available for research.

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