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. They are a non-profit organisation that aims to support and assist artists in the development of their practice and the production of new work and promote exchanges between national and international artists, cultural institutions and the public. HMK places the artist at the centre of its activities. 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.
They are offering two types of residencies: four residencies of six-week duration and one year-long residency without accommodation that unfolds outside of HMK, in the locality of Hoorn or the area of West-Friesland. Residents are offered full and free use of accommodation and living/working facilities. HMK’s studio/exhibition space is located in an early 16th-century chapel, surrounded by a semi-private courtyard. This beautifully tranquil and spacious working environment offers a unique space for reflection, experimentation and production.
HMK is run by a small team. They offer curatorial support during the residency and are responsible for promotional activity in relation to the residency. They also offer a small fee, a small production budget and reimbursement of travel costs to and from the residency. HMK aims to secure funding in collaboration with the artist to provide a travel/living/production budget. Amounts depend on individual projects and HMK strongly advises artists to secure additional funding elsewhere and is available for assistance on this matter.
A residency concludes with a presentation, often in the form of an exhibition, event or publication.
The exhibition/workspace is approx. 9 by 18 m, by 8m high, with 5 large church windows. The organisers make the artistic process available to their audiences by keeping the exhibition space/studio open to visitors Thursday-Saturday/Sunday from 13-17.00.
The living quarters are placed in a former school building surrounded by artist’s studios. It has a large living space with a kitchen. Toilets and showers are shared and in the halls. They host one artist (or group of artists) per residency. Partners, family and visitors are welcome.
Please note: The one year-long residency is without accommodation and unfolds outside of HMK, in the locality of Hoorn or the area of West-Friesland.
Hotel Maria Kapel is located in the city centre of Hoorn; a historic town 40 km north of Amsterdam.