Grand Opening

Grand Opening – 13. May

PLEASE NOTE: There was a problem with the delivery of the ramp. We are not accessible by wheelchair. We are very sorry about that! Mark your calendars for 13th of May because we are having our grand opening! We have assembled a great line-up with performances, fashion and music acts to welcome you in our […]

new place

Our New Art Place in Wien Simmering

We have searched and wandered through Vienna on a hunt for the perfect new Bears in the Park location. We believe we found it. From April 1st we are located in Wien Simmering in a beautiful brick compound that gives us the possibility to reinstate our artist friendly platform by giving free studio residencies to […]

Handle with Care part 2

Handle with Care feat. Huggy Bears Part 2

Also this year, our Huggy Bears artists are part of the imagetanz festival by brut. On two occasions (Part 1+2), the series “Handle with Care” offers each artist/collective the possibility to launch their work-in-progress publicly in Vienna. Right after their sharings, we will engage in a Q&A to spark new ideas and inspirations. This way, […]

Handle with Care Part 1

Handle with Care feat. Huggy Bears Part 1

Also this year, our Huggy Bears artists are part of the imagetanz festival by brut. On two occasions (Part 1+2), the series “Handle with Care” offers each artist/collective the possibility to launch their work-in-progress publicly in Vienna. Right after their sharings, we will engage in a Q&A to spark new ideas and inspirations. This way, […]

Take 2

Huggy Bears at KOBO Art Space Zürich

The Huggy Bears were invited to perform at TAKE II Festival at KOBO Art Space in Zurich. On Saturday, 9.12 Gudrun Schmidinger, Jannis Neumann, Ariadne Randall and The Needles showed excerpts from ther recently premiered shows. This was a wonderful opportunity for the artists to transform and rework their individual performances into one fluid piece. […]

Huggy Bears Days 2023

Huggy Bears Days 2023

The Huggy Bears Days are coming up! From 26.11 to 28.11 at brut studio and from 29.11 to 30.11 at wuk.performing arts our mentoring program artists will celebrate their big opening nights. This year, we at Bears in the Park have had the pleasure of accompanying four very different, but all extremely exciting projects over […]

Close-Up Showing 8. November

On November 8th we are hosting two fantastic artists with work-in progress-showings. Imani Rameses and Lucia Rosenfeld are Vienna-based artists who are supported by our Close-Up Research Residency. They have been working in our studios on their current projects First Person Plural and because cracks tell stories. Now they are invitin the public ato their […]

Open Call 2024

OPEN CALL 2024: Huggy Bears Supporting Program

Bears in the Park is looking for innovative Vienna-based artists and collectives who want to join the next round of the “Huggy Bears Supporting 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. […]

Otto Wagner Wandering Wonders

Otto Wagner Wandering Wonders

We had a fantastic time at Otto Wagner’s Wandering Wonders on Sunday, 08. October. It was wonderful that so many people came around, although autumn came tumbling in with rain and wind. The curation and dramaturgy for this event was undertaken by Philippe Riéra from Bears in the Park. A big thank you goes out […]

Otto Wagner Wandering Wonders

8. October: Otto Wagner Wandering Wonders

Together with unique Viennese and international artists, the dramaturge and curator Philippe Riéra explores the multifaceted world of Otto Wagner. He created an outdoor parcours with different stations from dance, performance, music, concert, fashion and more and thus integrates the audience into a work of art in the Otto Wagner Areal. The event is produced […]