Funeral of György Fekete
Outstanding interior designer, applied artist, Artist of the Nation, former and honorary President of HAA, György Fekete died on 15 April aged 88 and his funeral took place at the Fiumei út cemetery in Budapest on 23 June at 11 a.m. according to the liturgy of the Reformated Church. Among others the funeral was attended by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, President of Hungary, János Áder, Minister for Human Recources János Kásler,Vice-President of the National Assembly, Sándor Lezsák, President of HAA, György Vashegyi, interior designer Gábor Mezei, Bishop of the Trans-Tisza Reformed Diocese, Károly Fekete. The ceremony was lead by Calvinist pastor and former Minister of Human Resources, Zoltán Balog.
America's British Culture in Hungarian
The book of Russel Kirk, the famous American political theorist, moralist, historian, social and literary critic, known for his influence on 20th-century American conservatism has been published for the first time in Hungarian by the Publishing House of HAA.
Architect György Radványi passed away
György Radványi, the Miklós Ybl Award winning architect and a corresponding member of HAA died on 26 June in the 71st year of his life. "His open, receptive personality was coupled with a solid set of values, and his human and creative credibility is unquestionable. His personality was also more decisive in architectural training than his creative work. As a teacher, he selflessly used his professional experience, community organizing ability and extensive system of international relations for the benefit of the community of young architects at all times" – his colleague, architect Balázs Mihály said in his farewell speech.
HAA decided on more than 193 million HUF for tender funding
As in previous years, HAA announced an open tender for civil society and other organizations operating in the field of art in 2020 with a budget of 200 million HUF for the realization of art events. More than six hundred organizations took part in the tender this year, and the 308 successful applicants won a total of 193,437,800 HUF in the form of a non-repayable grant. The lowest limit is five hundred thousand HUF, while the upper limit is one million HUF. With the help of the financial resource provided by HAA hundreds of new art programs can be realized.