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Residency exchange programs

Budapest Gallery artist exchange program

The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists and The SÍM Residency in collaboration with Budapest History Museum – Budapest Gallery opens a cross-residency program for all members of SÍM. SÍM members can apply for a one-month partly granted residency program at Budapest Gallery in downtown Budapest, Hungary on 3-30th May 2024.

The residency program includes:

  • Free accommodation at the Budapest Gallery´s private, fully equipped 60-square-meter studio apartment with a rooftop terrace. Address: 1072 Budapest Klauzál tér 2.

  • Curatorial, mentorship assistance from the Budapest Gallery, and a possible one-week exhibition in the Budapest Gallery.

  • We highly recommend selected candidates to apply for Muggur travel grant and other local and European grant programs.

Not included in the residency program:

  • Working grant or stipend

  • Travel and mobility cost

  • Food, insurance, and work materials

Requirements for applicants, and applications:

  • Candidates must use the granted period of 3-30th May 2024 for the residency program. Candidates are not entitled to a shorter period.

  • The residency program is focused only on one artist to apply. Visiting family members or friends are not allowed to be hosted in the residency.

  • Candidates should send a single PDF file titled with the full artist's name including the artist's CV, art/research project description with a motivational reason, and 3 images. All applications should be in English.

  • After completing the residency program, the finalist will have to present a visual and research-based project statement.

  • In terms of strengthening the network, and embracing collaborations, selected artists for cross-residency will have to invite each other for a studio visit and introduce themselves to the local art scene. Therefore, the applicant from SÍM will have to meet artists from Hungary in Reykjavik in June 2024.


Please note that the apartment is located on the 3rd floor in a multi-story building with no elevator.


Closed for applications // Budapest Gallery guest studio, in Budapest, Hungary 3.-.30. May 2024.


The application deadline is December 1, 2023 at midnight.