residency opportunity: The International Ceramics Studio (ICS) in Budapest

The ICS Artist-in-residence program allows artists to work in the context of a different country and culture.

The Artist in Residence Programme provides artists with the
space to create new works, experiment with innovative ideas and
research new and different ways of making. Artists are encouraged to
explore all our facilities to open up new possibilities and directions
for the contemporary ceramicist. The program is open to all artists who
wish to work independently on their own projects. Artists may use the
residency to accomplish a specific project or to work in a creative and
supportive atmosphere alongside other international ceramic artists.

The International Ceramics Studio provides ceramic artists
and potters with opportunities to experiment and explore new directions
in their work. Resident artists are able to exchange ideas and
experiences through presentations and informal discussion. The luxury of
time and the studio environment allows for intense periods of
creativity free from the distractions of everyday pressures. Art and
life become one – in perfect balance.

On average the are up to ten artists in residence at the
ICS at any one time. There are plenty of opportunities to interact with
the other artists but enough space to be quiet and reflective.
We have created, here in Kecskemét, a centre of
international cultural exchange, allowing artists to work alongside
others from a variety of rich and culturally diverse backgrounds as well
as local arts professionals and students.This program is managed on a
not-for-profit basis by the International Ceramics Studio. Participants
are expected to cover the costs of accommodation and studio whilst we
provide all the necessary support to make your time here fruitful and
enjoyable. Excellent facilities, equipment and studio spaces are
available The ICS arranges and annual program of themed symposiums,
seminars, lectures and workshops. Applicants may want to consider the
thematic programs that interest them, when scheduling their residency.

Meals are the responsibility of the artists, either
individually or communally in our fully equipped kitchens and dining
rooms. Many residents take turns to cook traditional meals of their
country for the other residents. There are many shops, supermarkets and a
wonderful daily farmers market all within 15 minutes walking distance.


We are offering 12 special winter residencies
at REDUCED PRICES for artists wishing to come at a quieter time. These
residencies are for six week periods – 6 places from 1st November – 12th
December, 2016 and 6 places from 16th January – 28th February, 2017.
Deadlines for applications for these residencies ONLY are
31st August 2016

For more information and application forms please email Steve at

Making an application for the Artist in Residence Programme

There is no application deadline and applications will be
considered throughout the year. We require slides, photographs or
digital images on cd or by email, accompanyied by a current CV (Resumé)
and biography. A brief outline of your intended work during your
residency would be helpful for us to consider your application. Please
give us an indication of your preferred dates for your residency.
If you are interested in making an application please email for further information and an application form.