The Arts track will take place at the Classic Hotel, Z├│lyomi Way 6, 1118 Budapest. Residential participants will all stay in this hotel.

Originally the plan was to stay at Hotel Europa, but due to unforeseen closure of that hotel, plans have had to change. The Classic is a tidy hotel close to the BCC. Several HFE Round Tables have been held here in the past. It has two large conference halls and a smaller one. 


In 2002, the Hope for Europe congress that took place in Budapest, HOPE•21, was an encouraging synergistic success for arts networking organizations. Building on this encouraging experience, it is exciting to announce that once again we have a gathering opportunity in the context of HOPE•II of 2011. 


HOPE•II aims to:

     1) nurture a culture of hope for Europe; 

     2) promote body-life networking 

     3) equip Europeans to think and act European; 

     4) restore Biblical perspectives on Europe’s past and future; and 

     5) engage present relevant societal challenges.


As a result of the Arts Summit at Schloss Mittersill May 2009, which grew out of HOPE•21, a group of arts leaders have gathered numerous times and have decided to take formally the official title of “Arts+Europe Round Table”. This group has consented to serve this coming HOPE•II arts track by extending personal invitations to arts net-workers or organizational leaders for this dynamic connection and dialogue opportunity.


The congress will take place from May 09-13th in Budapest. The 09-10th May are dedicated to general plenary sessions where all the conference tracks meet together. The remaining days of 11-13th May are set aside for concentrated dialogue in the individual tracks.


Delegates are by invitation for this significant relational arts network gathering in the growing Christian-based arts movement across Europe. Invitations are extended from the arts track leadership team. If you are involved in networking artists and would like to be invited, please email the following address:


The first day for the arts track will focus on the artists and the church, and the second day will hone in on the artists and culture as salt and light.


Primary aims for the arts track are four-fold:

1) to bring awareness of the pan European movement of Christian-based arts initiatives

2) to nurture the establishment of national indigenous arts roundtables (of Christian-based art movements).

3) to investigate and dialogue on collaborative partnerships for national and pan-European wide artists gatherings

4) to investigate the possibility of establishing a pan-European Arts Institute, which profiles and communicates national pre-existing arts and worldview training programs and other projects.


Registration is currently open. It is important for you to register in Category “A” for either double of single rooms. This price includes conference fee, accommodation, and meals.

Looking forward to seeing you in Budapest!

Arts + Europe Leadership Team

     Colin Harbinson of Stone Works International 

     Jim Mills of Creative Arts Europe 

     Beat Rink of Crescendo 

     Timo Schuster of Art & Act

     Steve Thrall of La Fonderie 

     Andrzej Turkanic of Quo Vadis