1. 22 May – 3 June                                                                                                                        
2. 27 June – 9 July
3. 27 July – 8 August

An intensive two-week residency program designed for artists, who are interested in combining equine studies and visual arts. We are inviting applications from artists open for horse culture, as well as riders open for the arts. We beleive that riding can be art too. Both weeks include daily practice and lessons of horsemanship, horsearchery, anatomically correct riding. In 2018 we will run three residencies with different dates. HARP is centered around different research themes each year. This summer we will focus on drawing and printmaking. We interpretate drawing and printmaking widely in (post)contemporary art and we are open for experimenting with both historical and new methods and materials. We are waiting for artists, who are open for conceptual experiments using traditional techniques. Professional supervision will be at hand, it is not necessary to have previous experience with printmaking. Copper engraving, etching, woodcut, linocut, monotype can be printed. Guest lecturers will be invited, excursions will be organised in Hungary and an exhibition from the works made here at the end of the residency. HARP is an important part of the Balaton area summer cultural life. The language of the international program is English.

Our aim is to deliver our interest into the field of international artistic research with opening up connections between equine culture and art, and making connections between equine and art practitioners and professionals. We would like to rethink art today in relation to horsemanship and riding in an environment for research in which ideas are challenged. HARP is open for artistic practice and riding styles coming from both, Western and Eastern traditions.

Veszely Beáta (DLA) is an artist and researcher and Szmrecsányi Márton is a horse trainer and horsearcher. Both are dedicated to research the knowledge of old riding masters, the history of equine imagery in art and to develop their riding naturally, academically and classically, as well as to share their knowledge with others.

For international participants the total fee is 980 Euro. The fee covers all costs: accommodation in rural life settings in Hungarian style yurts, the use of bathrooms, communal kitchen and studios, one main meal per day, materials for printmaking, participating in final exhibition with media coverage and other optional possibilities, such as riding, trecking, lectures, archery and horsearchery with tuition, horse show, excursions. For Hungarian participants we offer a grant. Please note, returning participants receive a 10% discount.

If you would like to receive an Application form, please email Veszely Beáta: Applications are free and can be returned via email. We will read all application material carefully and we will send an answer to all applicants. We can accept upto 9 people for each residency. Please apply only if you are happy to try rural living and if you are open for discussions with others.
Application deadline: 15. February 2018.

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