Budapest Art Factory


Within the framework of Budapest Art Factory`s International Artist Residency Program, we welcome visual artists from around the world to develop their artistic practice in the culturally vibrant capital of Hungary.

Professional artists may apply for the residency individually or as artist duos.

The residency program welcomes applications for the months of June/July/August 2020. It is possible to select between one, two or three of the proposed months, depending on the desire and availability of the artist.

In order to be considered for the program, please, send us an e-mail to with the link of your website or your professional biography along with 8-10 images.

We carefully overview each application. Selection is done by professional criteria and the results will be communicated by our team in due course.

The cost for taking part in the residency is 1800 Euros/month and an artwork, which is to be donated to the program at the end of the stay.

The program fee includes:

– A separate studio space of 30-40 m2 with great natural light and basic equipment catering for the creative project’s requirements

– Accommodation in a beautifully renovated downtown apartment, conveniently located near public transport

– PR activities related to the residency program and each artist´s professional practice

Optionally, BAF organizes an end of the residency solo exhibition for an additional 1200 Euros, which covers costs related to PR activities, photo documentation, installation and catering services related to the opening.

The exhibition space is 50 m2. The solo exhibition is widely promoted through private and social media channels as well as the press. The opening reception attracts about 100-120 visitors.

During his/her sojourn, the artist resident´s works gain visibility through special studio visits and all art events hosted by BAF. At each event, the studios are open for visitors. In addition, BAF offers a wide range of services to ensure that the guest artist makes the very most out of his/her stay in Hungary – with special focus on providing opportunities to connect with the local art scene.

As part of our International Guest Artist Program we invite 3-5 internationally acclaimed visual artists yearly. The Guest Artist Program is by invitation only and it runs simultaneously with the International Artist Residency Program.

Residency Programme since: 2013
Description of Organisation:

Budapest Art Factory (BAF) is a contemporary visual arts center with 8 separate art studios and an exhibition space located in an industrial building of 600 sqm.

By organizing an international artist residency program, exhibitions, panel discussions and studio visits, BAF provides a platform for the dialogue of contemporary art.

Organisation founded in: 2006
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Part of an Institution
Working Languages:
  • English
  • Hungarian
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 2
  • Months: 3
Number of studios: between 5 and 10
Number of artists in residence at one time: 1
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Networking
  • Promotional services
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • 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): 1800 Euros
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Production costs
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Housing
    • Other
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Donation of artwork
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Exhibition
    • Open Studios
    Selection process: By staff
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
    Nearest Train Station: Nyugati Railway Station
    How to reach by car: Parking available by request
    Street & Number: Vizafogó utca 2.
    Postal Code: 1138
    City: Budapest
    Country long: Hungary
    Vizafogó utca 2.
    Budapest 1138 Budapest HUN
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