Hungarian Multicultural Center, Inc.

General information

Brief description of organisation

Hungarian Multicultural Center, Inc. * Beata Szechy, president * *

Mission Overview

The HMC is an artist run, non-profit, multi-disciplinary arts organization dedicated to excellence, experimentation, and education in all forms of contemporary art and culture. The AIR-HMC’s mission to bridge cultural, geographic, and linguistic divides by bringing people together through the arts in order to foster a greater understanding of world cultures.

The HMC is an award winning 501©3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting international art and the understanding of world cultures, through high quality art exhibitions, cultural exchanges and related educational programs. The mission of the HMC is to support artists and strengthen the arts in their vital role in the lives of people and communities. Our goal is to inform and educate the community at large through cross-cultural exchange, provide an opportunity for artists to work and exhibit in Hungary, and provide the artists with a supportive environment and uninterrupted time to work during the residency.

The HMC set up shops in both the US and in Hungary, programming across borders, languages and cultures, as a sort of dual citizenship for artists’ communities. Managing a double identity in the US and abroad reflects the HMC commitment to celebrating and understanding both the intersections and divergences between cultures, through the art, artists, and local communities.
From the start, HMC was conceived as an international meeting place for artists and intellectuals, fostering a lively transatlantic exchange in literature, the visual arts, performance and multimedia. While most of the arts programming—including the residency—takes place in Budapest, Hungary, the Dallas location continues to serve as the administrative hub, and host to exhibitions, film screenings, and offers a variety of other programming, in addition to the residency.
Residencies are particularly fertile ground for exploring multinational exchange for a number of reasons. Bringing a group of artists together for an extended period of time allows the residents to uncover the connections and distinctions between them, and go beyond cultural stereotypes and surface impressions. The intimacy that grows from living and working in close proximity, and often sharing meals together, also provides artists-in-residence a unique opportunity to exchange ideas, traditions, and perspectives (and often, food!). The spirit of artistic experimentation and risk-taking that is at the core of residencies fosters an environment of openness that, time and time again, has encouraged collaboration, interaction and exchange between artists of different backgrounds, disciplines, and approaches.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

The HMC invites interested visual artists and writers to submit application for its residency programs in Budapest, Hungary. Its principal focus is an international residency program to which artists from around the world are invited. The goal is to provide a supportive community with uninterrupted time to work. The residencies offer participants a unique opportunity to interact with other artists representing a variety of cultures and backgrounds.
During the residency period, we hold exhibitions, through creative activities, presentations, workshops, and lectures by the artists.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Printmaking
  • Administrative
  • Film Making
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 month
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Partners
  • Pets
Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Exhibition
  • Donation of an Artwork
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Allowance/Stipend
Application who/how

Project Based

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Library
  • Kitchen
  • Printmaking Facilities
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Private Room
  • Private Apartment
  • Shared Room
  • Shared Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibitions
  • Gallery and Museum tour, ArtistTalk, workshop
Contact information

Hungarian Multicultural Center, Inc.
1124 Budapest, Tamasi A. u. 34. * 2503 Costa Mesa Dr. Dallas, TX 75228
1124 / 75228 Budapest, Hungary / Dallas, TX

Phone: 36-20-345-6386 / 214-324-0078

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