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Balatorium Artist Residency Programme (Hungary)

Balatorium Artist Residency II - Open Call

BALATORIUM is launching an artist residency programme for 2023 for artists working in a variety of fields and artistic media. The aim of the residency programme is to bring in artists who would create new works of art in collaboration with researchers, experts and ecologists active in the Balaton region, based on site- and context-specific research, in line with their own practice and methodology, thus promoting a dialogue between art and science.

The BALATORIUM series of cultural events and science communication project, which is part of the Veszprém-Balaton 2023 European Capital of Culture (VEB2023 ECOC) programme, will present key ecological challenges and processes related to Lake Balaton and its region, along with the key concepts that help to understand them, through unique cultural programmes and relevant content that are specifically reflective of the region, widely accessible and experiential, in the form of performative landscape tours, interactive public interventions, exhibitions, talks, sound plays, artist-in-residence programmes. In addition, interviews, short background studies, text and video entries, infographics and toolkits will be used as a result of professional background work in order to raise awareness of the vulnerability of the Balaton region as an ecosystem and to promote a significant shift in public perception.

The residency is open to any artist/duo of creators active in any artistic field or medium, without age restrictions.

The second edition of the residency programme is scheduled for the second half of April 2023 (planned dates: 16-30 April), with the Balaton Upland National Park Directorate (BfNP) as both the professional partner and venue provider. The new artworks/productions based on the research carried out in the framework of the residency programme will be presented during the BALATORIUM Ecological x Cultural Week in August 2023, by which time they should be fully completed.


  • Accommodation (14 nights).
  • Travel expenses: to and from the residency venue on one occasion within Hungary, international travel can be compensated up to a maximum of €350.
  • Material costs (covered by invoices, maximum 300,000 HUF per project - including the cost of the presentation at the Ecological Week)
  • Artist fee (covered by invoices, 150,000 HUF for individual creators, 200,000 for duos of creators).
  • Consultation and mentoring – in support of the research and creative process.
  • Curatorial and production assistance from the BALATORIUM professional team.
  • Presentation of the completed artworks at the Ecology Week 2023
  • Documentation of the finished work.
  • Production of a video interview on the work and its context.
  • Presentation of the works to the professional and general public on the BALATORIUM project website and promotion of the project to the press.

Studio space is not available on site.


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