Residency and exchange program for artists in Hungary and Cuba in 2020 and 2021 in Budapest and Artista X Artista in Havana is launching a residency and exchange program for artists in Hungary and in Cuba.

First, a call for applications for artists in Hungary is announced. Three successful candidates coming from Hungary can spend six-week periods in Havana, in January-February 2020, September-October 2020, and January-February 2021.

Artists from Cuba will come to Budapest in Spring and Autumn 2020, and Spring 2021.

The successful candidates from Hungary will be staying at the Artista X Artista residents' studio apartment in the Miramar quarter of Havana, a modernist house built in the 1950s.

The successful candidates from Hungary will receive a scholarship of EUR 1500 for the duration of their stay.

The scholarship also covers travel and insurance costs. A Cuban tourist visa is necessary for traveling to Cuba, which the successful candidate from Hungary needs to obtain at the Cuban Embassy in Budapest.

Applications must be written in English and include a letter of motivation, an activity plan for the 6-week period the candidate wishes to apply for, as well as a portfolio of previous works.

Applicants should consider in their activity plan the current socio-political situation in Cuba.

The deadline for submitting the applications is November 10, 2019.

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The winners will be selected by a jury comprising representatives of both organizations and independent members.

Created by Cuban artist Carlos Garaicoa in 2015, the Artista X Artista is an art residency program and exhibition space. Besides the international exchange program, they organize film screenings, book launches, and conversations.

The contemporary art program has been running in Budapest since 2005, and it is member of the Central-Eastern European network considers contemporary art an educational endeavor that supports the development of civic responsibilities. Consequently, art at is researched, interpreted, and discussed at the intersection of different disciplines: in historical, political, and social contexts.