art quarter budapest (aqb)

General information

Brief 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’s 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


Brief description of residency program

art quarter budapest’s (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’s 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 program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • New Media
  • Curatorial
  • Film Making
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 1 and 3 months
Number of artists resident at one time

between 5 and 10

Companions allowed
  • Partners
  • Pets
Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Supplies
  • Food
  • Other

Residency Fee

Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
  • Office
  • Kitchen
Number of studios

between 5 and 10

Type and size of studios

Private Studio

  • Private Room
  • Shared Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
  • German
  • Hungarian
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Exhibitions
  • Performances

How to reach

By train

Háros vasútállomás is the closest rail station to aqb, with a regional train taking 15-20 min. to Kelenföld railway station in the city. aqb is also accessible by various bus routes (including night service).

By plane

Liszt Ferenc Airport (BUD) is an international airport with daily connections to a large number of destinations across Europe and overseas.

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.

Nearest airport

Budapest Airport (BUD) - Liszt Ferenc Airport

Contact information

art quarter budapest (aqb)
Nagytétényi út 48-50.
1222 Budapest

Phone: +36 30 456-3222

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