Visual Arts Curating
4 to 8 weeks
Paid by host 

Full and free use of all accommodation, living, and working facilities (wireless internet, washing machine, basic tools, audio & video equipment). Prior to the residency HMK assists with finding appropriate funds to cover a travel/living/production budget, and during the residency production and technical assistance is made available. Furthermore, HMK is responsible for all promotional activities in relation to the projects, which include regional, national and international contacts.

Paid by artist 

In order to apply, HMK requests a small application fee of €15,-. The application fee should be transferred by PayPal. Fees paid are non-refundable. Without received payment your application will not be considered.

Application guidelines 

A small selection committee chaired by the artistic director selects artists in 2 rounds; after sending in a first, short project proposal, you may be asked to submit more information. Please read our guidelines carefully before submitting a proposal. http://hotelmariakapel.nl/wp/residency/


Applications for 2018 are closed. New calls t.b.a.

Hotel Maria Kapel

Hotel Maria Kapel


Hotel Maria Kapel (HMK) is an artist-in-residence, exhibition space and cinema for contemporary visual art in the city centre of Hoorn; a historic town 40 kilometres north of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. HMK is a non-profit organization that aims to assist young as well as more established artists from all over the world in the production of new work and promote exchanges between national and international artists, cultural institutions and the public. The studio/exhibition space of HMK is located in an early 16th century chapel, surrounded by a semi-private courtyard. This beautifully tranquil and spacious working environment offers the artists-in-residence a unique space for reflection, experimentation and production. HMK places the artist at the centre of its activities, and stimulates risk-taking as a key element of artistic development. The public programme of exhibitions, screenings, lectures, workshops and publications, aims to challenge perceptions of what constitutes contemporary art, and bring the audience closer to the practice that motivates it. Once a year HMK sends out an open call for artists and curators to hand in a proposal for a residency period. A residency typically lasts for 4 or 8 weeks (note: the chapel is only available for up to 4 weeks before an exhibition). During a stay in our guesthouse, residents are invited to develop, execute and present new work in the chapel/exhibition space and/or elsewhere in Hoorn. The Netherlands is a small country that is easy to navigate by train, and we stimulate artists to also use the residency as an opportunity to explore other places, museums and project spaces.

Read the experience of Samah Hijawi (Aman, Jordan), visual artist and researcher. From March 18 - June 18, 2010 she stayed at HMK where she worked on her research project 'Documents for a Narrative of Art in Jordan'. Read more.


During a stay at our guesthouse the artist/group of artists is invited to develop, execute and present a new project.  The exhibition with the residents´ work is open to the public, and lasts around 4 weeks.

Accommodation Information 

The guesthouse is a short walk from the chapel. It has two bedrooms (one large and one small), a large living space, bathroom, and kitchen.

Studio Information 

The studio/exhibition space is approx. 9 by 18 m, by 8m high, with 5 large church windows. Window blinds and scaffolding are available. The large inner garden can be used as well. Please be advised that the walls of the chapel are uneven and moist and therefore not very suitable to hang drawings.


Hotel Maria Kapel is located in the city centre of Hoorn; a historic town 40 km north of Amsterdam.

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Korte Achterstraat 2a
1621GA Hoorn

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