OPEN CALL for Residency 2016

AlmadiART is a creative center for professional ceramic, porcelain, glass and concrete artists.

Description of the residency program
The mission of the program is to provide a place for professional ceramic, porcelain, glass and concrete contemporary artists from around the world to work independently, creatively in well-equipped studios on their own projects for an individual period of one month or even longer. They also have the possibility to explore their practice within a community; meet new people, use new materials, experience life in a new location. The offered facilities such as kilns, studio space, technical support and a friendly, inspiring atmosphere give a distinguished opportunity to the artists to concentrate on their work in a creative, comfortable and stimulating environment. There is no specified subject for the project you want to propose and there is no fee to apply.

The art center
The AlmadiART Studio is a silicate art center located in Balatonalmádi, Hungary, 120 km far from the capital city, Budapest. The town is a popular holiday resort in the northeast corner of Lake Balaton in the Central Transdanubian region of Hungary. The art center has a favourable location, in the heart of the city, close to the beach, so visitors can benefit not only from the advantages of our professional surroundings but also they can enjoy a perfect holiday.

Duration of the residency
The duration of the residency program is minimum two weeks and maximum a year, but we are open for individual durations and schedules also.

AlmadiART’s accommodation is based on the choice of the residents in private or shared rooms (if there are more artists at the same periode). Cost includes bed linen, towels, a full equipped commonly used kitchen, wireless internet connection, use of a well-equipped private or shared studio. A multi-space for meetings and events and a big balcony are available for relaxing.

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
We have well-equipped studio spaces for 5-10 participants in a variety of single, double studio rooms where professional ceramic, porcelain, glass and concrete artists from any nationality are welcome to apply.

Ceramic and porcelain studios’ equipment /electric kilns/:
– Nabertherm N 150 electric kiln, Tmax : 1300 °C, kiln dimension : 450 x 530 x 590 mm
– Nabertherm N 440 H electric kiln, Tmax : 1340 °C, kiln dimension : 600 x 750 x 1000 mm
– Nabertherm LE 4/1 electric kiln, Tmax : 1100 °C, kiln dimension : 200 x 170 x 130 mm
– Nabertherm raku kiln , Tmax : 1150 °C, kiln dimension : 500 x 500 x 620 mm
Glass studio’s equipment:
– electric kiln for fusing, melting, casting etc., T max : 950 °C, kiln dimensions : 1200 x 900 x 450 mm
– test kiln – Nabertherm LE 4/1 electric kiln, Tmax :1100 °C, kiln dimensions : 200 x 170 x 130 mm
– 2 annealing kilns for blown glass
The plaster room is equipped with marble casting table, fan assisted drying cabinet and a plaster wheel.

Fees and support
Supported by artist. The fee covers the studio and the accomodation costs. Travel costs, food and the use of kilns are additional.
310 EUR / 1 person / 14 nights / studio+ private room
600 EUR / 1 person / 30 nights / studio + private room

Expectations towards the artist
Artists are invited but not required to give talks or workshops in their field of knowledge to local artists.

Application information
We welcome applications from all over the world. You can apply any time. The application should include the following: a short CV with official address, an artist statement explaining the general motivation of the artistic area, sample of previous works (PDF, website, link to Dropbox or similar), a link to the artist’s website, email address, the preferred time of residency : year, month(s), duration (minimum one month, maximum a year).

Please send us the required information by e-mail to

Selection process
Residents will be selected by the AlmadiART Team based on the quality of their work, the commitment to their practice, and the ability to interact positively with the community at large. If your proposal is selected, we will inform you in email.