A new Cultural center, The "Tuzraktar", opened in Hungary (Budapest) in a huge 30 000 m2 industrial complex in June 2005. It is a creative plateform where artists have access to free working residency places, practicing, and exhibition rooms. Already 15 theaters and dance companies are working there, photographers, visual artists have occupied the place as well, one radio under construction, 500 m2 concert room, 1800m2 exhibition galery, etc. The space will be used until the end of October (for winter reasons) and they are welcoming artists from everywhere to join, produce, perform, exhibit and make parties!

To send info about your projects and your works, contact Etienne Samin


This activity will contribute to improving knowledge and skills:
-  through an exchange of knowledge and expertise shared among the participants,
-  through their experiences in creating and developing long-standing projects,
-  through the results of these experiences involving different populations and implying different development projects,
-  support and accompagny emergent artists in order to develop strategies, ideas, opportunities, for them to live by their artistics creations (in the future) and help them to reach the art market and develop contacts,
-  to built a solid social project within arts works and spaces wich will foster and allow interactive, non-determined forms of activities meeting and partnerships.

- in sharing and comparing experiences with all the other persons taking part in the project, we will be in a position to improve the skills and knowledge of every participant, helping and guiding each of them.

The activity will offer an opportunity for all participant to create and develop interesting resources and people’s networks which will permit us in the future to think about common project definitions, and to start cross-exchanges with other artistic residential programmes in different European countries.

The mission of the association (Fun-Go association / Tuzraktar project) is to support and accompany emergent artists in order to develop strategies, ideas, opportunities for them to live by their artistic creations and help them reach the art market and develop contacts (inexhibiting their works and express their willings through our public relation network and our media support ˆ television, newspapers, radios, etc.).

Besides this, we want to build a solid social project within arts works and creative spaces which will foster and allow interactive, non-determined forms of activities, meetings and partnerships, sharing common projects and furthering openings to the future.

Following these ideas, we:
-  offer real opportunity for all to create and develop projects resources and networks, in providing contacts, build cross-exchange programs and develop production, diffusion, and exhibition resources,
-  think about common projects through various points of view: . the place of experimentation (= possibilities ˆplace, support, advices- for artists and workers) . cultural nodal center: differnts artists, companies, meet and organise creative and cultural life
-  space for education and teaching: we develop communication and teaching through various mediums and experiences (workshop, Theatre In Education, games, interactiv activities, conferences, ?).
-  collectivity center role: being opened and closer to everybody.

We offer a new approach of culture access for persons confronted to social exclusion, and provide working and diffusion spaces for free,

Parallel economy / solidarity in exchanges:
-  we give free spaces to create and work. In exchange, the artists have to show their works (exhibitions, performances, concerts, ?) which create the life of the palce and animate a dynamic movement. In crossing the activities and the arts fields, we multiply the opportunity to experimentations and new medium of communication and research.
-  artists come for free (ex: concert) in exchange we offer them to practice for free in our studio or concert room. The notority of the Tuzraktar can help them to be heard, seen, aplaused, by more people and differents publics that may wouldn‚t have heard them in another context/place. That is also why we give more time for exhibiting/showing their works and more ?dates‰ for the performances and concerts.
-  by collecting demos/concerts records, we will reforce our role to diffuse and promote artists productions abroad and connect them to international artists productions and networks.

In taking part in this activity, we all discover tools, means and methods for improving our function, capacity and daily work in supporting and helping artists in their development and facilitate their access to European Union‚s professional networks, exchanges, and informal programms as well.

In exchanging and confronting knowledges and informations with other European organisations we intend to analyse the structures we met, and develop our project in an European context.

Through meetings and sharing information about artistic and cultural development projects in other European countries this common experience will allow me to share knowledge and experiences about European cultures which actually take part in a collective and symbolic European culture investment. It really concerns all the local identities which contribute to the building of a European identity, centering in particular on the question of identity and the definition of contemporary art and culture and on the social issues of their own development.

This activity will help artists to move around Europe and will allow different publics to discover artistic works from all parts of Europe.

Concerning next steps :

- opportunities to develop Culture Project 2000 with European partners in activitity,
- possibility to put on the Internet supplementary resource and information centres to help artists in their professional projects,
- setting up a team of researchers (urban planners, architects, sociologists...) whose main research axis will adress the notions of local identity, proximity projects, collective memory and imaginary,
- networking data banks with other research teams in other countries,
- establishing links between networks in Western and Eastern Europe,
- pooling tohether conceptual tools among different European countries.

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plan of the building
Modified on Friday 14 March 2008