welcome to ways
Ways is an art residency and rest space for queer feminist artists.
Artists* and collectives from all genres are invited to come and stay
for self-directed residencies and rest.

Ways offers a space outside of the city and away from regular routines for artists to delve into work or take a break.

It is a place for relative solitude and comfort to recuperate after a project or to begin a new one. Artists at Ways should be prepared for independent living either alone, with their collectives or with other artists who are in the space.

Artists do not need to propose a project for their time at Ways, nor do they need to produce anything during their stay.

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

is a typical family house in Gyula, Hungary. The house has three large bedrooms each with a double bed and desk. The house has a cosy living room, fully equipped kitchen. There is an covered outdoor space and a large garden. There are no official 'studio' areas.

The house is centrally heated and has WiFi.

Ways can accommodate various constellations of artists depending on when you come. Currently we are focussing on collectives of 2-6 people for self-directed residencies without hosting. Partners and children are welcome when space is available.

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 double bedroom with comfortable desk and chair.
Additional shared desk space and other 'wet' working areas.
Access to the house and garden.
Basic cooking supplies and equipment.

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 and want to work with you to make your trip to Ways comfortable and exciting.


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 1-3 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 Jess Miley an artist from Australia. The space is now run by a collective of local and international feminists. Ways is managed on a volunteer basis.

Ways is self-funded. Artist residency fees go towards paying rent, amenities and for funding summer workshops. We have a Patreon that contributes to costs. We are actively looking for more funding opportunities.

If you have a salary or regular income or know someone that does, please consider becoming a patron. We would love to be able to offer the space for no cost.

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