Budapest Art Factory

General information

Brief description of organisation

Budapest Art Factory (BAF) is a contemporary visual arts center with 9 art studios and an exhibition space located in an industrial building of 600 squre meters.
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


Brief description of residency program

Within the framework of Budapest Art Factory International Artist Residency Program, we welcome visual artist to develop artistic practice. Duration of the residency is minimum 3 months, but we encourage artists to stay between 6-12 months.
Professional artists are welcome to apply for the residency, individually, artist duos are welcome too.
Please send us your website link or your professional biography and 8-10 images as a reference to your work, by e-mail to
We carefully overview each applications. Selection is by professional criterias.

The cost for taking part in the residency is 1000 Euros/month.The program fee includes a separate studio space of 30-40 m2, with great natural light and basic equipment catering to the project’s requirements. The fee includes 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, catering for the opening. The exhibition space is 50 m2. The solo exhibition is widely announced through private and social media channels, it is publicized in the press. The opening party attracts about 100-150 visitors.

Accommodation is not covered by the residency fee, however we can assist you in finding a suitable accommodation in the centre of Budapest.

During his/her sojourn the artist resident´s work 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 program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 3 and 6 months
Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets
Grants available

BAF does not hand out grants and other forms of financial support to its residents. However, our team encourages residents to secure funds for attending the program - if required, we provide official letters of invitation to further grant finding aspirations. BAF does not finance travel, living and art material costs.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Cleaning
  • Exhibition
Application who/how

Application by Mail

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Exhibition at end of Residency

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Office
  • Kitchen
Number of studios

between 5 and 10

Type and size of studios

Private Studio


Wheelchair accessible studios and accomodation.

Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Exhibitions

How to reach

By car

Parking available by request

Nearest airport

Ferihegy airport

Contact information

Budapest Art Factory
Vizafogó utca 2.
1138 Budapest

Phone: +36305902969

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