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Handle with Care feat. Huggy Bears Part 2 – 24./25. March

Bears in the Park together with Handle with Care by brut Wien present two work-in-progress showings that are the yearly public launch for our Huggy Bears mentoring program artists. Gudrun Schmidinger – My Favourite Things Democracy: yay or nay? How can we organise our life together? Who’s got the power, who hasn’t? How can we cherishindividuals while prioritizing co-operation, community, […]

Handle with Care feat. Huggy Bears Part 1 – 18./19. March

Bears in the Park together with Handle with Care by brut Wien present two work-in-progress showings that are the yearly public launch for our Huggy Bears mentoring program artists. Nina Sandino & Ragnheiður Erla Björnsdóttir  – The 4th Revolution Every year over 100 billion garments of clothing are being produced globally. Most of these pieces end […]

Bears Workshop Day February

Bears Workshop Day February 25th

We are celebrating performance art with another edition of our Bears Workshop Day. On Saturday, February 25th, we are opening our doors for people eager to learn, dance, perform and exchange. As always, our recent artists-in-residence will invite you to their practices. For one day, Bears in the Park becomes a site of moving minds […]

Bears Workshop Day in January

Our first Bears Workshop Day of the year is happening on Saturday, January 28th. Our current artists-in-residence will either share some of their practices or show the recent state of their work. We are looking forward to a full day of exciting learning opportunities and social exchange. As always everyone is welcome: No matter if […]

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 […]