Artist Residency

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.

We provide opportunities to experiment and explore new directions. 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. There are plenty of opportunities to interact with the other artists but enough space to be quiet and reflective.

We have 5 residency periods available during 2023 each of 4 weeks duration. It is possible to extend the length of stay.

RESIDENCY 1 : 13 March - 6 April, 2023 - FULL
RESIDENCY 2 : 17 April - 12 May, 2023 - FULL
RESIDENCY 3 : 15 May - 9 June, 2023
RESIDENCY 4 : 26 June - 21 July, 2023
RESIDENCY 5 : 4 - 29 September, 2023
RESIDENCY 6 : 9 October - 3 November, 2023 

Conditions and fees for Artists in Residence.


There is no application deadline and applications will be considered throughout the year. We require 6 digital images of recent work by email, accompanied by a current CV (Resumé) and a brief outline of your intended work during your residency for us to consider your application. Please tell us what are your preferred dates for the residency.

If you are interested in making an application please email for further information or you can download the application form HERE.


All participants must be insured for medical and personal liability for the duration of their time at ICS. 

For EU citzens - please bring your EU Healthcard. 

During the work period the ICS may document and publish the work of the artist in publications or on the ICS website. 

ICS cannot offer storage for any artist’s works after the residency is completed.

As an Artist-in-Residence, you are expected to work independently in the studios and follow the studio's rules. You are responsible for your own personal safety and the safety of others. You may be charged for any injury you may cause to other persons or damage to equipment or facilities.

Fees for the residency include

Your accommodation in a single room with shared bathroom on a self catering basis.

24 hour access to your studio.

Technical assistance with firing, glazes etc.


A 50% deposit is required upon acceptance to secure your place. This must be paid within 30 days of the acceptance. The balance may either be paid in advance or in cash on arrival at the studio.

Refund Policy 

Participants will have fifty per cent of the deposit refunded provided that we are notified at least one month before the start of the residency. No refunds of deposits can be made after this deadline


Winter Residency

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

These residencies are for a six week period from mid January to the end of February each year.

15 January - 23 February, 2024

The cost of this six week residency is 660,000 HUF.
Accommodation is in single bedroom with shared facilities.

If you are interested in making an application for Winter Residency please email for an application form.

The deadline for application for Winter Residencies is 30th October each year.


Kecskeméti Kortárs Művészeti Műhelyek

Kecskemét Contemporary Art Studios


Kápolna u.11,
Kecskemét 6000

+36 76 486867


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