BAR is a live-work space for artists/collectives looking to develop projects in a stimulating environment. The goal of the program is to facilitate collaboration between international as well as local artists. During their time, residents are encouraged to diverge from their usual practice and experiment with new ideas with the comfort of knowing that they are not expected to produce finished work at the culminating Open Studio event. The BAR team hold weekly meetings with artists to help them locate materials, connect with local art figures and generally find their bearings in this multifaceted city.
There is no application fee for the Beirut Art Residency, artists are provided with accommodation, curatorial support from the residency team, and a production budget based on their proposal.
Myriam Ben Salah
The residency stretches over 270sqm of an art-deco style building within walking distance from the Sursock Museum, Arab Image Foundation and Marfa’ Gallery amongst other cultural landmarks. Up to four artists can be hosted each round. The residency is equipped with a full kitchen, three bathrooms, a shared studio and lounge. Residents are free to use any part of the space as their workstation, from the high-ceilinged, open plan studio to the hidden mezzanine overlooking the courtyard. During the open studios artists are free to use any part of the residency to exhibit their work.