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Residency program

Introduction

Founded in 2000, Studio Bubec provides a perfect opportunity for artists to work in a unique environment.
We currently offer 2 to 12 weeks studio residencies for 10 artists. The studio is in Řeporyje municipality, situated in the west part of Prague. The close proximity to a nature reserve called Prokopské and Dalejské valley provides a peaceful environment for creative work. Due to a very good urban transport, the artists have an easy access to the historical center of Prague and all its architectural gems. Furthermore, they can easily get to all the art galleries and museums.

History

Studio Bubec was founded in 2000 by Čestmír Suška – a sculptor, with the help of his local friends: director Jan Hřebejk, musician Karel Holas, dramaturge Martin Velíšek and architect Ivo Bílý.
Established in the 12th century, Řeporyje is a historical township, which combines ancient and contemporary architecture. It is situated on the west end of the natural reserve called Prokopské and Dalejské valley. In the second half of the 20th century, the township acquired a status as a municipal part of the capital city Prague.
The studio sits on a place of a former brick factory. In 1970 a warehouse for a 'household goods Praha' company was built and the place was subsequently also used as storage for 'Department Stores Priors' kitchens. Later in the '90s the warehouse changed into indoor go-kart racing area until it was bought by Čestmír Suška and transformed into an official sculpture studio.

About us

Studio Bubec covers an area of 1200 m2 and is located on a plot of 3000 m2. The equipment contains: a dressing room, a kitchen and a washroom. 
There are two separated indoor heated areas available for two residents and a huge open-space area in the studio's hall for eight more artists. Each artist is allocated an area of about 25m2.
All basic equipment required for work with metal, wood, stone and other materials is available, including lifting equipment for maximum of 4 tons weight - all included in the price of the stay. Special equipment can be rented upon request.
Artists can also use the outdoor space with a solid concrete surface for their work.
An experienced and fully skilled artist visits the studio once a week to lecture and talk with the residents and consult their work with them.
Jiří David, Patrik Hábl, Michal Novotný Micl, Ladislav Plíhal, Diana Winklerová and other representatives of the Czech art scene including the studio founder Čestmír Suška will be the visiting artists for 2014.

Residency program opportunities:

Studio Bubec offers:

  • 2 separated and heated areas available for the residents throughout the year
  • an 'open space' in studio's hall for 8 residents in the term of 1st May to 31th October


Studio is opened 24-hours a day. Residents can share their experiences and present the results of their work in the form of small exhibitions. Artists can share their experiences among themselves and introduce their work at the end of the stay at our major exhibition called 'Art Safari' that is organized twice a year during which the studio is open to the public throughout an entire weekend. These art exhibitions, supplemented by workshops and musical and theater performances are held in June and September each year.

The artists for the residential stays are selected by the decision of our Studio's Art Council.

The price of the 4 weeks stay is 1200€ - accommodation included. Artists will be accommodated in a hostel in double-bed rooms. There is a possibility to pay extra 300€ for accommodation in a bed and breakfast with one-bedded room. The Studio´s Art Council is in charge of the allocation of a limited number of full/partial fellowships to cover the fee for the stay at our facilities.

The applicants will receive a letter from the Art Council whether or not they had been selected to participate in our residential program within two weeks from the deadline.

Surroundings

Studio Bubec is closely located to the center of Řeporyje municipal, where all the basic services, markets, groceries, and art material stores are available. The artists can eat in several restaurants that are all within close walking distance of the Studio. The center of Prague is about 30 minutes away by public transport.

Application

The application has to contain CV, resume of exhibitions and short description of the project the resident would like to realize in the Studio, maximum of 10 examples of the work and a list of photos sent. 
Please send all the materials to our email: info(at)bubec.cz 

For more information and details about our residential program please contact our residential manager Petra Spackova - petra@bubec.cz.

Contacts

Address:

mailing purposes: Radounova 366/1, 155 00 Praha - Reporyje, Czech Republic
Studio address: Telovychovna 748/3, 155 00 Praha - Reporyje, Czech Republic

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GPS co-ordinates : 50°1'47.508"N, 14°18'44.743"E or 50.0297903N, 14.3122144E

Coordinates GPS 50.0297903N, 14.3122144E

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