Queer Feminist Art Residency and Rest Space
About ways
ways is a house in Gyula, located in eastern Hungary, close to the Romanian border.
ways is an art residency and rest space for queer feminist artists.

Artists* from all genres are invited to come and live in the house for work and rest.

Artists are not required to submit project proposals for their time at ways.

Time at ways might be great for you if you have a project that needs attention and have difficulty accessing time in your urban life.

It is also a place for relative solitude and comfort to recuperate after a project or to begin a new one.

* inclusive of activists, producers, writers, actors, makers, thinkers, doers and much more.

The Space
Artists that come to ways have their own room with a desk as well as access to shared workspaces (both communal desk space and outside areas for larger and/or messier work). There are currently two large bedrooms available.

There is a kitchen with basic cooking supplies, tea and coffee. You have access to a bike and a large garden to spend time in. Performance artists have the opportunity to rent studio space close by (for a small fee). Groups can apply to come to ways too. Email ways for details.

Ways has limited space in 2019. Please email ways for exact dates.

Maximum stay 4 weeks.


100 euro/week or 300 euro per month, per room.
Partners and children are welcome when space is available.
If you need time at ways and cannot afford these fees, please get in touch and we can figure it out.

To apply, fill in this form; if you have questions or need more
information, call send ways an email.

ways is a place for people who identify within a queer feminist framework or who are curious about, inspired by or work within this framework.

People who identify as trans, BIPOC and Roma are prioritised for residency space.

Supplied by ways:
Private bedroom with comfortable desk and chair.
Additional shared desk space and other 'wet' working areas.
Access to the house and garden.
Basic cooking supplies including tea and coffee.
Fresh fruit and vegetables from the garden (when available)
Connections to the Budapest art/academic community (if useful)

Ways is:
A place for queer feminist artists to work in relative peace and solitude.
A restful, comfortable and quiet space.
Considerate of our residents needs. We are flexible and listening.


Gyula is a small Hungarian town with a population of about 30,000, situated close to the border of Romania. It is famous for both the town's historic castle and its healing thermal baths.

Gyula is 3 hours by train from Budapest. Trains run regularly and cost about 20 euro return.

The town has a good atmosphere with lots of traditional restaurants and cake shops. There are supermarkets and bakeries within walking distance of the house.

The cost of living is relatively affordable. A mid-priced meal is between 4-8 euro. A beer in a local bar is between 1 and 3 euro.

Gyula is a pretty quiet place without much 'to do' but residents can check out the thermal spa and swimming pool, take bike rides in the countryside or visit other nearby towns and villages.


ways was started by me, Jess Miley. I'm an artist from Australia who has lived in Hungary for four years. You will share the space with me. I work as a freelance writer and travel often.

Producing situations that creates ways for people to be together is central to my art practice.

I co-produce an annual interdisciplinary arts festival in Budapest called LoveFest. The festival produces new ways for people to be together centred around notions of love.

Starting ways feels like a way to live my queer feminist politics that prioritises people, community and experimental and non-normative ways of being in the world.

I am aiming to make a space that helps queer feminist artists get their work done or gather strength for their next project. I want to build a community around the space that supports, nurtures and provokes.

ways is currently self-funded. Residency fees go towards paying rent, amenities and towards funding summer workshops. If you can donate to ways or know of other funding methods please get in touch.

Upcoming residents.
Who is coming?
Past ways residents.
Who was here?
Lots of images.
Phone: +36 30 8714513
E-mail: jessica.miley@gmail.com
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