Back in 2005, the Bátor Tábor Foundation (www.batortabor.hu) organised the first Contemporary Art Auction (CAA) in Budapest. What began as a charity auction has, in the course of years, become one of the most significant annual events of the Hungarian art market. Acceptance into the CAA Budapest means recognition and admiration for the artists, whereas for the collectors, participation in the event stands for guarantee of real art quality.

Inspired by the success of the CAA Budapest, the first Bator Tabor Contemporary Art Auction in Warsaw, Poland was held in October 2013. The profile, quality and aims of the CAA Warsaw mirrored the Hungarian event. 

Based on the positive experiences from the both countries 2018 became a new milestone for Bátor Tábor: we are proud, that we organize an auction also in Bratislava from now on. 

The recommendation of the artists and the process of selecting the art works are carried out by acknowledged art professionals. 

The proceeds from this charitable event will go to providing free therapeutic recreational experiences for children with cancer, diabetes, juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and haemophilia at Bátor Tábor Camp (‘Camp of Courage’) in Hatvan, Hungary.  We welcome kids not only from Hungary, but from Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. 

Bátor Tábor has been a member of the SeriousFun Children’s Network (earlier Association of Hole in the Wall) since 2007. Founded by the Oscar-winning actor and philanthropist Paul Newman over 25 years ago in Connecticut (USA), which has been the first camp of this network. SFCN provides the foundation with global best-practices at camps for seriously ill children all over the world.

These days, around 1000 campers at Bátor Tábor every year have a chance to participate in programmes they would not be able to engage in anywhere else because of their physical limitations. The camp offers horseback riding, archery, music, arts and crafts, acting classes, photography, environmental workshops, fishing, canoeing, rowing and a high ropes courses. All the programmes have been created so that they give children the strongest feeling of success and self-realization, which positively influences their self-esteem and recovery process.

Since opening, thanks to our cooperation with hospitals, Bátor Tábor has been visited by over 8000 campers during the past 16 years.

We are grateful to all participants in this event for contributing to the success of Bátor Tábor.