MeetFactory is a non-profit international center for contemporary art founded in 2001 by the artist David Černý. This is an all-encompassing project, the aim of which is to run an art and cultural centre bringing together genres and creative minds. MeetFactory is the venue for encounters between fine art, theatre, film, music and educational programmes. It also organises an internationnal residential programme and rents studios to local artists. In the wake of the destructive floods of 2002, MeetFactory was forced to evacuate its previous premises in Holešovice. The project was resurrected 3 years later in an industrial building in Prague's quarter Smíchov, in a unique space squeezed between a motorway and an active railroad. The program started after a substantial reconstruction in 2007.