About Workshop Foundation:
Workshop Foundation was founded in 1992 with the aim of providing support for independent artists, encouraging their artistic development in order to facilitate the development of the Hungarian contemporary dance scene as a whole. Its main strategic objective is the encouragement of border-crossing – both geographically and among artistic disciplines.
The Foundation works with nearly 200 Hungarian and foreign artists yearly and runs 4 studios in two highly important independent art institutions in Budapest, a 120m2 studio at Trafó House of Contemporary Arts and, since January 2014, 3 studios (880m2 in total) in Jurányi Production and Community Incubator House.
The social and professional environment, the facilitation and maintenance of partnerships and collaborations and long-term thinking are crucial in their work.
The activity of the Foundation revolves around the artists with whom it is in partnership. Its aim is to become not merely supporters but partners of the artists, getting involved with their work at the right moment in their career, building strong collaborations and following their artistic path on the long term; being more interested in the process than the finished production. Feedback and requirements received from the artists and the existing international examples have served as a base for the Foundation’s activities and programmes.
Workshop Foundation is known abroad for its international co-productions, educational and residency programmes (both production and research residencies) as well as its active role in professional networks.
About Jurányi Production and Community Incubator House:
The Jurányi Production and Community Incubator House brings together numberous theatre groups, associations and creative companies in a former school building owned by the Budapest Municipality. The Incubator House opened its gates in 2012 after FÜGE, the association running the House, renovated the imposing 6,700m2 building and turned it into a complex of affordable theatre stages, rehearsal rooms, studios, showrooms, offices, a gallery and a café. It has now become a defining venue for the cultural life of the capital and a unique spot of the independent art scene.
The Incubator House aims to provide a cultural centre in the milieu of Buda, a common, stable space for the independent theatre and art sector, and to give the infrastructural background needed for its daily operation. Now more than 60 member organization and numerous living art, fine and visual art collectives, and other civil society organizations work in the House.