Borsec was once the most fashionable and elegant spa resorts in the Austro-Hungarian empire. During communism the place kept some of his charm and was visited by many people. Its clear, clean air, its magnificent position in the fairytale Carpathian landscape, and the reputation of its waters – led to the development of a leafy garden resort of bath houses, restaurants and pavilions, as well as 72 elegant beautiful wooden villas. The last throes of the Habsburg Empire were quite something if the flair, brio and pleasure of the architecture in Budapest, Vienna and Borsec are anything to go by.
INSIDEZONE is a short-term residency organized every year in Borsec town. The residency is in a beautiful house from the central area of the upper town part. The town is located at the base of Carpathian Mountains. Upper town it is at 15 minutes walk from the town´s main square, at an altitude of 950m. Artfest Cultural Society, a Romanian non-profit art entity, organizes it.
APPLICATION Artists need to send through email a CV/bio and work samples (5 to 10) or links if they have online work. In up to 10 days you get a response. There is no deadline but the vacations are limited to 12 participants.
COSTS 85 Euros/week. There are other few free offers such car transfer at arrival from Borsec bus station or Toplita train station, guidance to visit the area, a hike on Carpathian mountains, a campfire party, tour of area´s attractions ( caves, the Fairytales Place, mineral water spas, mineral water museum, old marble mine etc.), a welcoming dinner.
FACILITIES There are large rooms with balconies. Bathrooms have permanent hot water. You can cook in a full equipped kitchen. Wi-fi is available.
Around there are two large parks, beautiful old buildings and free spas with healthy fresh mineral water.
You can easily find restaurants to eat at reasonable prices (3-6 Euros) and stores to buy food at affordable prices. There is a exchange currency, a bank and cash machine at 5 minutes walk.