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.





Fouad Elkoury (Photographer)
Anthony Downey (Writer and Academic)
Ziad Antar (Visual Artist)
Sandra Dagher (Co-founder of Beirut Art Center)
Bernard Khoury (Architect) 



Ziad Antar (Visual Artist)
Myriam Ben Salah (Curator and Writer)
Gregory Buchakjian (Photographer and Art Historian)
Sunny Rahbar (Co-founder and Director of The Third Line gallery)
Mari Spirito (Founder and Director of Protocinema) 




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 six artists can be hosted each round with the option of staying in a private or shared room. The residency is equipped with a full kitchen, three bathrooms, a projector room 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 including our street level space.



Our Open Studios at the end of each residency round is the perfect opportunity to interact with the local community, meet curators, and potential collectors.