Queer Feminist Art Residency and Rest Space
Call for Artists.

Deep[ways] - Creative Retreat
Deepways is a 5-day collective workshop and retreat.
10 - 15 June 2019
Run by Luiza Moraes, it'll be an opportunity to dive into the creative process and explore connections between movement practice and self .
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I would like to invite you to spend 5 days with me in Gyula this summer. We'll be hosted by ways residency and the amazing Jessica Miley (I can vouch for her breakfast and her ever-inspired imagination and support). In the mornings, I'll guide you through movement practice that relates strongly to the creative process as I understand it. We'll move, talk, question, provoke, share, connect, probably disagree at times. We'll certainly deepen.

After communal lunch, you'll shape your time as you want. Depending on where you are, this can be the time to get to work or to decompress, to go for a hike, a bath, or have some cake. We'll take turns cooking dinner. Collective meals and keeping of the space will be an integral part of the experience.

I am especially interested right now in how studying the Feldenkrais method has informed my creative work and in finding ways to share the methodologies I'm developing. In a few words, it basically has to do with a sense of deeply trusting the process. It involves giving myself permission to follow my curiosity and stepping out of the "I have to push myself to improve" mentality.

Deepways is for everyone who would like to spend some time investigating their relationship with their creative process. It can be the time to finally work on that project or a time to simply rest, or both. Amateur and professional artists of any field are welcome. People with a hobby or a creative interest of any kind are welcome. You won't be required to share your work if you are not comfortable to, but you will have opportunities to do so if that suits your process.

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About the location:
ways is a three-bedroom house in Gyula, Eastern Hungary. It is a queer feminist art residency and rest space for artists of all kinds. Accommodation during Deepways is shared. More information on exact arrangements soon.

Food will be shared, primarily vegan and sourced (hopefully) from the garden.

Each artist is asked to pay a fee of 230 euro (early bird registration 170 euro). This fee includes all your time at ways, the workshop, accommodation, three simple, shared meals a day plus tea and coffee.

Artists who like to attend Deepways and find the fee prohibitive are encouraged to contact us.
We welcome you.
Artists who identify as BIPOC, Trans, Roma and non-binary are prioritised for workshop space.

Studios can be rented if you need them for your wok in the afternoon.

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About the teacher:
Luiza Moraes is a dancer/performer and choreographer. She has had extensive training in modern and contemporary dance, with special focus on somatic practices. Born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, she has worked as a dancer for several companies and choreographed short pieces, being an active member in the local performing arts community. Since 2011 she has lived in Europe, where she obtained a master's degree in contemporary dance and choreography from CNDC/Angers and the University Paris 8. In Budapest, she initiated Still Untitled, a horizontally organized performance research platform, co-founded the performance company AVOEC and the collaborative art event SLANT. She is certified as a student teacher of Awareness Through Movement by the Feldenkais Institut Wien. more info about her work can be found at www.luizamoraes.com.

Deepways Creative Retreat:
10- 15 June 2019
Participation Cost: 230 Euro
Early Bird Price before April 15th: 170 Euro
Fee includes:
Daily workshop
Shared accommodation
Three meals/day
Time and space for creation/rest

Apply here.

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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