art quarter budapest (aqb)

art quarter budapest (aqb) Artist-in-Residence Program hosts international artists from a variety of disciplines to develop their unique project within an interdisciplinary environment. These disciplines include visual arts, performing arts, film, music, literature, illustration and design, art theory and art management.

We welcome residency applications, as individuals or groups, on an ongoing basis, with no restriction concerning citizenship, race, gender, or age. Incoming residents have the option to spend 1 to 6 months at aqb, depending on the timeline of their proposed project. The program fee includes a spacious, fully furnished room located on aqb’s premises, as well as a brightly lit studio space catering to the project&rsquos requirements.

In addition aqb’s Artist-in-Residency Program offers various opportunities to integrate residents into the thriving Budapest art scene and assists in establishing professional connections that supports their work and career development. Opportunities for collaboration and partnership among various disciplines, backgrounds and interests are highly encouraged.

Residency Programme since: 2012
Description of Organisation:

art quarter budapest (aqb) is an interdisciplinary contemporary arts and cultural center located in the historical industrial buildings of the former Haggenmacher Brewery in Budapest 22nd district. aqb offers an international Artist-in-Residence Program, studios for local artists, exhibitions, performances and other cultural activities, all which seek to combine the creative with the intellectual to provide a forum of engagement with relevant social issues and foster constructive change on both a local and global level.

Organisation founded in: 2004
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
  • German
  • Hungarian
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: between 5 and 10
Number of artists in residence at one time: between 5 and 10
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Curatorial
  • Photography
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Space for partners, families, pets
  • Internet
  • Office
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
If your residency does not include accommodation, do you assist artists in finding accommodation?: Yes
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Pets
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): 850 EUR
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Exhibition
    • Public talk
    • Workshop
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Films
    • Exhibition
    • Cafe/restaurant
    • Open Studios
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Budapest Airport (BUD) – Liszt Ferenc Airport
    How to reach by plane: Liszt Ferenc Airport (BUD) is an international airport with daily connections to a large number of destinations across Europe and overseas.
    How to reach by train: Háros the closest rail station to aqb, with a regional train taking 15-20 min. to Kelenf_ѝld railway station in the city. aqb is also accessible by various bus routes (including night service).
    How to reach by car: aqb is about 10 kms from the city centre. The public transport system is comfortable and efficient, with several bus lines (including night bus service) running close to the aqb. Cycling to and from aqb is also fast along various bike routes.
    Street & Number: Nagytétényi út 48-50.
    Postal Code: 1222
    City: Budapest
    Nagytétényi út 48-50.
    Budapest 1222 HUN
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