The Trafó's Mission Statement
The Trafó House of Contemporary Arts in Budapest is a receptive venue unique to Hungary, embedded in the international contemporary scene, where the various genres – theater, dance, new circus, music and other visual arts – are presented in an individual and authentic manner.
The professional program of the institute operating in a postindustrial space is organized according to a unified, yet diverse approach, which is experimental and audience-friendly at the same time, based on new directions as well as our cultural memories and providing space for the presentation of both domestic and international artists.
The Trafó is a mediating site dedicated to social issues, a platform for establishing values and contexts as well as generating new ideas and productions. Its performances, concerts, exhibitions, community and audience-building programs address a number of different generations, viewers of all kinds open to something new, whilst devoting special attention in its operation to the younger generations.