Call for Artists from the EU 2023

Residency period: one month in Spring 2024.

The residency program will be held in English.

Deadline for application: 31 July 2023

Launched in 2022, the Art Residency Program at BME offers an opportunity for artists from any discipline (writers, musicians, visual artists, filmmakers, dancers, etc.) to learn about, and creatively engage with  one of the research projects taking place at the university. Artists are encouraged to examine the intellectual, aesthetic, social, and ethical aspects of scientific and technological research. The call is open to artists from the European Union (applicants must hold a citizenship in one of the EU member states), and the program will run for a one-month period in the Spring of 2024. (Artists based in Hungary are invited to check out the call for Hungarian artists.)

During their residency, artists can consult researchers in one of the announced research topics. They will have access to laboratories, and they can meet other resident artists at BME as well as other Hungarian and foreign artists based in or visiting Budapest. Accommodation and studios are offered at Art Quarter Budapest, a busy cultural institution hosting artists from all around the world, about a 30-minute bus ride from the university.

Resident artists should present their work and reflect on the period spent at BME at the end of their stay in a form corresponding to the kind of work they do (e. g. pop-up exhibition, public reading, concert, short performance).

The amount of the stipend is EUR 1500 which should be used by the resident to cover travel costs, self-maintenance while staying in Budapest, and the material costs of the closing presentation. Accommodation and studio in AQB are provided for free. No extra cost will be covered.

 What we offer

  • tour of the department and laboratories, consultation about ongoing research;
  • use of equipment under the supervision of the research staff;
  • accommodation and studio at AQB;
  • meeting other artists;
  • taking part at cultural events;
  • space for the closing presentation.

What you are required to do

  • arrange your travel for yourself;
  • take part at consultations, laboratory tours, etc.;
  • be available for interviews;
  • present your work towards the end of your stay;
  • at the end of your residency, write a short reflection about your experience as a resident in English which will be published on the program’s website.

The residency should take place in the Spring of 2024. Deadline for application is 31 July 2023.

Topics you can choose from

1) The World of Fractals

2) Movement and Art

3) Beauty of Flows

4) Details and Context

Please check out the description of the topics before you make up your mind, and make sure you indicate and explain your choice in your motivation letter.

How to apply?

Send your application with the following attachments by email to by 31 July 2023.

  • CV;
  • portfolio or list of publications/works, including links to your work if necessary;
  • motivation letter (500-1000 words) – explain why you would like to take part, your topic of choice and why it interests you, and tell us about your past projects, which may be relevant;
  • a signed statement of consent 1) to sharing your full application with the jury; and 2) to the publication of professional information included in your cv and motivation letter on the program’s website and in brochures in case you win the scholarship.

Attachments can be separate files or combined into a single file, PDF is preferred.

A confirmation of receiving your application will be emailed within a week. The selected artist will be announced by 30 September 2023.

Contact info

For more information about the Residency Program, check out the website:

Applications and inquiries should be sent to

You can download this call in PDF from here.