HMK {Full Focus} residency nov-dec 2012, the Netherlands

  • Deadline:
    Nov. 8, 2012, noon
  • Location:
    HMK {Hotel MariaKapel}, Korte Achterstraat 2a, Hoorn, 1621 GA, NL

HMK {Full Focus}
Date: 23th November - 21th December 2012

This winter, HMK will be selecting four artists for a short group residency, condensing all the elements that make for a fruitful residency in an intensive four week stay.

In this 4-week residency-project, artists are not only selected to live and work at HMK, but to further develop their own practice, to actively evaluate their own and each others work, and to partake in a number of discussions and dinner-sessions. HMK will invite experts (curators and artists) to lead discussions and 'critique-sessions' and will host a number of dinners/discussions throughout the residency. The residency will be concluded with an exhibition of the artists' work in the Maria Chapel. HMK offers {FullFocus} at NO COSTS for the participants.

HMK requires participants:

  • to actively and constructively engage in the program
  • to give a presentation about their work to their peers and an audience
  • to bring existing artworks, or to create new work at HMK to discuss and place within a new groupshow in the Chapel.

    Who may apply? HMK invites artists and curators:
  • who are looking to reflect on their work,
  • would like to develop a new or existing project,
  • or would like to start or continue their artistic research,

    .. to apply by sending a motivation letter and portfolio to, before November 8th.

    About HMK
    HMK {Hotel Mariakapel} is an artist-run residency and project space in Hoorn, a 15th century town by the IJsselmeer, just 40 km north of Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. The guesthouse is situated in a medieval orphanage and consists of four bedrooms, a shared kitchen/living room and a large attic. The Maria Chapel functions as a studio and projectspace and is located across the semi-private inner garden next to the guesthouse. A residency at HMK includes free use of all facilities (private room, wireless internet, kitchen, washing machine / dryer, basic tools).

    For more information on HMK you can check out our website For questions about {FullFocus}, please send an email to