A vice-president and a member of the board were elected at the reconvened general assembly of HAA on 7 October in Vigadó, the centre of HAA. Ballet artist János Kiss was elected as vice-president, poet and historian István Kovács was elected as a new member of the board. Gábor Lajta, a painter, graphic artist and art writer, became a member of the Supervisory Board.
Second conference on Zoltán Kodály
A second conference on Zoltán Kodály was held by the Research Institute of Art Theory and Methodology of HAA at Vigadó on 24 September 2018. The first one was held on 14 November last year, which was the official Kodály Memorial Year in Hungary. At the second conference experts having practical experience utilising the Kodály Method at home and abroad gave lectures. In his welcoming speech director of the Research Institute, Miklós Kocsis stressed that this second conference was not planned as the last, because the scientific discussions on the heritage of Zoltán Kodály needed to be continued in the near future.
International success of Satan's Bastard
A new Hungarian film entitled Satan's Bastard have had great sussess at several film festivals around the world. It received two awards (Best Actress: Victoria Tarpai, Best Cinematographer: Gábor Halász) at the 18. Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles, which was also attended by Secretary-General of HAA, Tamás Gergely Kucsera, who served as one of the patrons of the festival and he was one of the members of the Hungarian delegation too which also attended the commemorative celebration of the Revolution of 1956 in San Francisco.
New Artists of the Nation
Seven Hungarian artists were given the Artist of the Nation Award on 5 November, the birthday of HAA as a public body at Vigadó, the centre of HAA. These personalities are the following: Ilona Budai folk music singer; György Fekete interior designer (former and honorary President of HAA); Miklós Kampis architect; László Kunkovács photographer, ethnographer; László Lator poet, translator, essayist; István Orosz graphic artist and Ferenc Rófusz animator. The award were handed over by the President of HAA, György Vashegyi and the Minister of Human Capacities, Miklós Kásler.
Screenings from the history of Hungarian animation
Hungarian animation goes back to a hundred years with outstanding works. HHA's screening series beginning on 8 October, continuing on every Monday and ending on 10 December at Premier Kultcafé, Budapest gives special opportunities to watch the best and determining Hungarian animation films made during the past decades. As film historian Zsolt Pápai pointed out in the periodical, Filmvilág in 2007, "several of the most glorious chapters of Hungarian cinematography have been written by animators".