Bridge Guard Art / Science Residence Centre

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Name of Residency: Bridge Guard Art / Science Residence Centre

To support artists, scientists and personalities from other professions who work on projects which place emphasis on uniting, connecting, and bridging.
Support consists of making possible a 3 to 6 months sojourn in the Bridge Guard residence in Štúrovo, Slovakia, with the right to work in complete freedom on one’s own project, and with only minimal duties.

Next to the work on his or her own project, the most important duty of the Bridge Guard consists of observing the bridge every day and of recording the observations in the Bridge Log.

The post of Bridge Guard requires a person in whose work boundaries of countries or eras are bridged, mental, social, religious or political boundaries are crossed, different scientific fields are connected, or various artistic media are utilized.

The Bridge Guard works on topics such as integrating, bridging, connecting, uniting opposites, exploring and moving boundaries, encountering the unknown in others and within oneself.

Of course, groups of artists or scientists may be suitable as Bridge Guards, provided they do not consist of more than two people.

Residency Programme since: 2004
Description of Organisation:

Opened May 20, 2004 in Štúrovo, Slovakia
Run by the local cultural association “”Štúrovo and vicinity””
Space provided by the town of Štúrovo
Sponsored by “”Stefan and Viera Fonds”” of the Corymmbo foundation in Zürich, Switzerland
Curated by Hanneke (mainly) and Karol (sometimes) Frühauf

Organisation founded in: 2004
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Slovak
Presentation of artists’ work: Exhibition at end of residency
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 3 – 6
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 1
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Private Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Computer
  • Library
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : Institutions for childeren like leisure time centre, music school, art school; library; cultural associations
    Application process: Open call
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: No
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): Yes
    If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): 350.00 Euro / month, lodging, freephone / internet costs up to 50 Euro covered
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Other
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Accommodation
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Exhibition
    • Other
    Selection process: By curator
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Budapest
    Nearest Train Station: Štúrovo (3km) and Esztergom (4km)
    How to reach by plane: Budapest (80 km), Bratislava (150 km) Wien-Schwechat (210 km)
    How to reach by train: International train stop
    How to reach by car: the road conditions are very good
    How to reach by boat: In summer from Budapest to Esztergom
    Street & Number: Pri Colnici 2
    Postal Code: 943 01
    City: Štúrovo
    Country long: Slovakia
    Pri Colnici 2
    Štúrovo 943 01 please-choose
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