Huggy Bears in collaboration present: “The final Hug”

Throughout this year, the participants of the Huggy Bears mentoring program have been meeting monthly, sharing their practices, thoughts, music tastes, and stage expectations in the prospect of what resulted in the three very different performances presented two weeks ago at WUK within the HUGGY BEARS DAYS 2022. In another two weeks, the same group […]


Wintershorts – Studio Showings – 18. & 19. november

For two days performance studios and art places in the 10th district of Vienna open their doors again to the public. Visitors can attend works-in-progress and thereby get a look into the vibrant art and performing scene of Wien Favoriten. And of course Bears in the Park will be part of the mix. On November […]

Huggy Bears Premiere 2022


Since 2016 our Huggy Bears Mentoring Program has stood for innovative performance art by emerging Viennese artists. As a mentoring program, it offers three to four individuals or collectives each year a comprehensive range of support from production to administration, technical and dramaturgy. Through a series of different performance formats as well as regular group […]

Huggy Bears Mentoring Program 2023

OPEN CALL – Huggy Bears Mentoring Program 2023

Bears in the Park is looking for innovative Vienna-based artists and collectives who want to join the next round of the Huggy Bears Mentoring Program. The program is designed for upcoming artists who are either already working in the performance art scene and/or dance or are motivated to enlarge their previous practice with performance art. […]

Bear Workshop Day – September 17th

Let’s get physical! Or at least creative. On September 17th Bears in the Park is hosting the 2nd edition of the Bear Workshop Day. Again our current artists-in-residence are diving deep into the toolboxes of their practices and artforms to share them – for one whole day – with you guys. On this Saturday we […]

Quality Street June

Quality Street! June edition

In June 2022 Bears in the Park invites interested people for a second round of  “Quality Street!” – a performance series behind windows. After a phenomenal first round in May, the windows of the studios in Kempelenpark will light up once more to reveal carefully curated performances. The June edition of “Quality Street!” stands under […]

Quality Street

Quality Street! May edition

An evening to remember: When it is slowly getting dark the audienceis assembling infront of the studios at Kempelenpark waiting for something to happen. A light goes on and there it is a performance, visible through a window. “Quality Street” is a performance series behind windows. Instead of standing or sitting infront of a stage, […]

Bear Workshop Fest

Bear Workshop Fest – 8th of May

In the spirit of shared creativity is more creativity we invite you to the 1st Bear Workshop Fest to get to know our recent artists in residence and their practices. Each of them will give a workshop or open practice which is inspired by their current work and/or experiences. Participants therefore can choose out of […]

OPEN HOUSE Kempelenpark

OPEN HOUSE Kempelenpark

On Friday, 22nd of April, Kempelenpark and Bears in the Park open their doors for the neighborhood and interested people to swing by and see what is happening here. At 3pm and at 5pm Bears in the Park offers guided tours through our studio space with a look into our current residents’ work. Info: Main […]

Handle with Care_Huggy Bears

Handle with Care feat. Huggy Bears Part 2

March 25th & 26th, 17h -19h at Bears in the Park Wormhole Studies #3: Flash/Dim by Maggessi/Morusiewicz In very simple terms, a wormhole is a hole in wood or fruit which is dug by insect larvae. It can also be a hole in a figurative sense, such as a productive digression that is both a […]