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.
Gyula is a small Hungarian town with a population of about 30,000, situated close to the border to 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.
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