Hotel MariaKapel (HMK), Hoorn

HMK Catalysts´ Agenda receives artists from all over the world in Hoorn

Hotel MariaKapel is an artist-run residency and project space in Hoorn, noord-holland. In the old centre of the town, in a mediaeval orphanage with adjacent inner garden and Maria Chapel, Hotel MariaKapel receives artists from all over the world. The programme involves artists working in a wide range of media, focussing on installation and context based work, video/film and performance art. Projects are developed both in public space and in the chapel’s exhibition space. Hotel MariaKapel is operated by artists Jantine Wijnja and Daniel Dennis de Wit.

The residency programme at Hotel Mariakapel has been in effect since January 2003. Accommodation and living facilities are provided for invited artists/artists groups to complete a period of work culminating in a final exhibition in the adjacent exhibition space. Invited artists are offered the residency at Hotel Mariakapel. The length of the residency is agreed in advance. The residency includes use of all facilities (private room, wireless internet, shared kitchen, washing machine / dryer, basic tools). Hotel Mariakapel provides a material and travel budget to resident artists, depending on individual projects, but advises artists to secure additional funding from elsewhere.

Project with disabled people:

The city of Hoorn houses a special organisation called Riderikhoff, a café-restaurant with a separate gallery, which is especially set up for disabled people to either work in the restaurant or explore and exhibit their creative skills, under the guidance of professionals. Hotel Mariakapel has developed a project under the title of “Mr Henri Tandem”: the metaphor of the tandem (a two-person bicycle, often used when one person is not able to cycle alone) was used to illustrate cooperation between professional artists and disabled creative people. The artist-volunteer will have the opportunity to develop a workshop with disabled people.

Project with the City Council:

An ongoing public work, in which the town’s rich history is made accessible to a wide audience in a new and unexpected way. It is possible for the artist-volunteer to take part in this research and formulate his own artistic project within this context and to present a work on the town’s history. As a stranger, the volunteer will bring a new dimension to the way inhabitants consider their town and make the community be more aware of their local heritage.

2010 The Catalysts´ Agenda

This year they have considerably extended the average duration of a residency. Also, after having discovered by chance just how enriching this can be, residencies will overlap more often. For the first time, we will also be providing space for work on two research proposals as an interesting and meaningful addition to the chapel’s programming. You may apply for proposal 2011

1st jan 2010-31 dec 2010: th-fr - 18:00-21:00 and sa-su - 14:00-17:00

Location and Contact:
Visiting Address:
Korte Achterstraat 2 A
1621 GA Hoorn (by the IJsselmeer, just 40 km north of Amsterdam)

Postal address:
HMK { HotelMariaKapel }
korte achterstraat 6, 1621GA Hoorn

Telephone: +31 (0) 229-752252

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