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AIR/HMC, Budapest - International Artist Residencies, AUGUST 2011

  • Deadline:
    April 10, 2011, midnight
  • Location:
    AIR/HMC, Tamasi A. u. 34., Budapest, 1124, HU

AIR/HMC, Budapest - International Artist Residencies, 2011
"understanding of world cultures"
CAN LOWER THE FEES FOR THE SPRING, SUMMER and FALL RESIDENCIES WITH $300!  Total cost only: $1,150 (Euro 850)
2011 Program Dates:
Session 4: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - Thursday August 25, 2011
extended deadline: April 10!
Session 5: Tuesday, December 26, 2011 - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 (Artist fee $950)
Deadline: (must be received) by August 6. 2011
The Hungarian Multicultural Center, Inc.® (HMC), 501©(3), Dallas, TX/Budapest, Hungary based non-profit organization.  The HMC dedicated to inspiring, connecting, exhibiting, and promoting artists.  The HMC invites interested visual artists, writers, performers  to submit application for its residency program in Budapest, Hungary.  The residencies offer participants to interact with other artists representing a variety of cultures and backgrounds.  Accepted applicants are expected to speak and understand English.  The residence offers shared room/bath as living quarters, and working area, few single rooms may be available at an extra fee.  Exhibition, seminar/artist talk, field trip and gallery tour are included in the cost.  All prices subject to minor changes based on rate of exchange.
Many times a residency experience is only the beginning of a longer relationship. Residents often return to complete a project they started, to begin a new collaboration, or participate in an exhibition, panel or workshop.
Successful applicant wish to be accompanied by family members or an assistant, it is necessary to consult with HMC beforehand.  Artists will give at least one informal public slide/powerpoint/DVD/CD presentation (30 - 45 minutes) about their work during their stay at the HMC and leave one exhibition ready art work made during the residency as a donation to the HMC.  Exhibition arranged at Raday Konyveshaz Gallery, Budapest in August, 2011.
While HMC does not provide funding for residencies, we are helping to facilitate the creation of program, the cost of the exhibitions and cover %40 of total cost, artists cover %60.   We encourage the applicants to apply for a grant or scholarship.  The artist needs to calculate, travel, health insurance costs, for lunch and dinner for the duration of their stay at the residency.  
Candidates may apply for additional weeks if space becomes available.
Applications should consist of:
-    Application form
-    5 - 10 images under 1 MB each/ writers 5 page writing/ video, please email clearly labeled YouTube site links.  Please do not refer us to a general website link or send an incomplete application.
-    Artist's statement/Project Description/One-page resume/CV
-    $35 application fee
Please do not send an incomplete application, send the application electronically (by via email only and PayPal)
bszechy@yahoo.com (Beata Szechy, president)
About the HMC
HMC is dedicated to promoting international art and the understanding of world cultures, through high quality art exhibitions, cultural exchanges and related educational programs.  Based in Dallas and Budapest, the organization operates throughout the world.  Its principal focus is an international residency program to which artists from around the world are invited.  The goal is to provide a supportive community with uninterrupted time to work.  Like many visual arts residency programs, the HMC is a microcosm of the cultural diversity: multi-national. Unlike others, however, HMC makes a concerted effort to connect its artists and curators to the art community, while connecting the local art community with contemporary art practice from all over the world.  The dynamic of HMC is a programming hybrid conceived to facilitate genuine exchange, specifically its Artist Talks and exhibitions.  The exhibitions attract not only professionals, but a wider audience of art enthusiasts.   As a direct consequence of connections forged at HMC, many of the over 500+artists who have participated in the program since its founding, are now represented by galleries and have been included in numerous group exhibitions and projects throughout the United States and Hungary. 
Who Should Apply
HMC welcomes artists at all stages of their careers and seeks to create a mix of various experience levels in each group of residents.  Through a competitive application process, HMC offers residencies to visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary artists such as those working in sound, performance, choreography, etc.  AIR/HMC, Budapest is an international meeting point for the arts.  Its aim is to support and encourage contemporary artistic creation, research and debate.  The purpose of this program is to offer a platform to promote the exchange of artistic discourses from artists with different artistic backgrounds and from different geographical origins.  The program is designed to encourage the exchange of ideas in order to broaden creative horizons.  HMC considers art as a dynamic social force that is capable of inspiring individuality and of defining groups.  Art – one of the few languages that transcends all boundaries – offers a way to understand not only ourselves and one another, but it offers a venue for greatness, which must be supported if we as a civilization are to move forward.
End of your residency we are asking a Residency Evaluation submitted by you (1page) detailing your experience at Budapest and what you were able to accomplish during your residency regarding your specific Art project.
We very much look forward to receiving and reviewing your Project Proposal!
The Arts Team at HMC
HMC, 2503 Costa Mesa Dr., Dallas, TX 75228 * 214-324-0078  * bszechy@yahoo.com
1124 Budapest, Tamasi Aron u. 34. *  (36)20-345-6386