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A life changing experience
- Craig Underhill (UK)




"My time at the ICS was invaluable to me! What a joy it is to have time and space with a community of makers. The facilities, clay and staff were incredibly helpful. Thank you."
- Stephanie Rozene (USA), Winter Resident 2016.


Artist in Residence

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.

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.


We are offering special winter residencies for artists wishing to come at a quieter time.

These residencies are for six week period each year from 15th January - 28th February.
The cost of this residency is 400,000 HUF.

Click here for more information.

Junya Shao (China)

Kazu Kukita (Japan)

Rimas Visgirda (USA)

Sergei Isupov (Estonia)

residents dinner

Betul Ayteppe (Turkey)

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