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OPPORTUNITY

Open Call for Proposals


Deadline:
Mon Jun 01, 2015 00:00

Location:
Hoorn, Netherlands

Once or twice a year HMK sends out an open call for artists, writers, curators and researchers (individuals or groups) to hand in a proposal for a residency period. A residency typically lasts for one or two months. During a stay in our guesthouse, residents are invited to develop, execute and present new work in the chapel/exhibition space, or research and develop a specific project culminating in an event, exhibition, presentation or publication. 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.

Who may apply?
Artists, writers, curators and researchers (individuals or groups)

About our residency
During a stay at our guesthouse the artist/group of artists is invited to develop, execute and present a new project. Residencies vary in length and depend on the nature of the work; usually between one and two months. The exhibition with the residents´ work is open to the public, and lasts around one month.

All residents are offered
Full and free use of all accommodation and living / working facilities (a.o. wireless internet, shared kitchen, washing machine / dryer, basic tools, some audio & video equipment ).

Accommodation
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.

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.

Funding
Please note: 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. HMK always offers full and free use of the guesthouse and its facilities. Furthermore, HMK is responsible for all mail-outs and promotional activity in relation to the shows, which include regional, national and international contacts.

HMK is looking for
HMK is looking for innovative projects that make full use of the unique opportunities offered. Projects may be presented outside the Maria Chapel, or can take on other forms than an exhibition. HMK is keen on artistic projects that do not only focus on art itself but which, in content or practice, are able to expand the artistic field and make connections outside an art-context. HMK focuses and facilitates collaborations; preferably you work with artists or others with whom you haven't (extensively) worked with before. If your proposal does not include such collaboration, HMK can propose one from the other applicants. The beautiful chapel/exhibition space lends itself well for ambitious projects, and we prefer to facilitate projects that for one reason or other cannot (easily) be realized somewhere else.

Things to consider when applying
- We strongly advise you to read into the wider context of Hoorn and HMK prior to submitting a proposal.
- Proposals must focus mainly on content of the work and the process of working resulting in a presentation in our chapel/exhibition space, please do not propose to exhibit pre-existing work.
- HMK does not usually host residents working with theatre or dance as their main medium.
- Realize that the end of your residency has a public component; e.g. an exhibition in the chapel or other presentation. Include this clearly in your plan.
- Consider the size of the exhibition space! It is very big as well as high. We are looking for projects/artists that use the space well.
- Projects must have a strong international component (i.e. cooperation with artists from different countries). We consider it to be an advantage when a group has one Dutch component, but this is not obligated.
- Do not take this too literally, feel free to propose the unexpected, and be bold!

Application fee
In order to apply, HMK requests a small application fee of €15,-. The application fee should be transferred to our PayPal account with email address office@hotelmariakapel.nl. Fees paid are non-refundable. Without received payment your application will not be considered.

Selection procedure
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.

How to apply?
1) Read our info and application guidelines (above)
2) Fill in our application form. (see www.hotelmariakapel.nl)
3) Transfer the application fee to our PayPal account with email address office@hotelmariakapel.nl
4) Send in your application in a SINGLE pdf file to: call@hotelmariakapel.nl

More information? Download the HMK-info pack (pictures, floor-plan etc.) For questions about the Open Call, please email to office@hotelmariakapel.nl.


OPPORTUNITY

HMK Open Call for Proposals 2015


Deadline:
Mon May 05, 2014 00:00

Location:
Hoorn, Netherlands

Artist-run residency Hotel Maria Kapel offers research- and project based residencies for individuals or groups (max 4), and invites artists, curators and researchers to submit proposals the 2015 residency- and exhibition programme.

About HMK
Hotel Maria Kapel is an artist-run residency and project space located in a 15th century chapel in Hoorn, the Netherlands; a small historic town 40 kilometres north of Amsterdam. Hoorn was founded in 716, and rapidly grew to become a major harbour town. During Holland's 'Golden Age', Hoorn was an important home base for the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and a very prosperous centre of trade. Hoorn is currently a city with a small touristic centre and larger sub-urban area and has a high number of commuters to Amsterdam for work and studies. HMK offers artists a stay in a concentrated work space, where dialogue and collaboration inform experimental, context based exhibitions and projects. The programme invites artists and curators working in a wide range of media, but mainly focusing on installation and context based work and video.

Who may apply:
Artists (individually or as a group), curators and researchers.

We offer:
> Project-residencies
During a stay at our guesthouse the artist/group of artists is invited to develop, execute and present a new project in the exhibition space (the chapel). Residencies vary in length and depend on the nature of the work; usually between one and two months. The exhibition with the residents´ work is open to public, and lasts around one month.

> Research residencies
During a longer stay at HMK the artist/curator is hosted to research and/or develop a specific project or subject that is part of their artistic practice. HMK aims to host around 2 research-residencies in 2015, culminating in one event, exhibition, presentation or publication from the researcher. Expected outcomes are outlined in the second selection round/ after selection and depend on the nature of the research.

All residents are offered:
Full and free use of all accommodation and living / working facilities (a.o. wireless internet, shared kitchen, washing machine / dryer, basic tools, some audio & video equipment ).

Funding
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. HMK always offers full and free use of the guesthouse and its facilities. Furthermore, HMK is responsible for all mail-outs and promotional activity in relation to the shows, which include regional, national and international contacts. In 2014 HMK is kindly supported by several local and national foundations.

HMK is looking for:
Context-specific projects that make full use of the unique opportunities offered. The long stays at HMK lead to intensive local and international collaboration. Projects are developed both in (response to) the surroundings of Hoorn, public space and in the exhibition space. Projects may be presented outside the Maria Chapel, or can take on other forms (events/seminars/screenings/etc.). HMK is keen on artistic projects that do not only focus on art itself but that, in content or practice, are able to step outside the box and make connections outside an art-context. HMK focuses and facilitates collaborations; preferably you work with artists or others with whom you haven't (extensively) worked with before.

Things to consider when applying:
We strongly advise you to read into the wider context of Hoorn and HMK prior to submitting a proposal. The context of HMK includes the geographical positioning; a small town setting (e.g., absence of a University or a large local art scene/discourse); the combination of a locally rooted art-initiative with exhibitions of (inter)national appeal.

Proposals must focus mainly on content of the work and the process of working resulting in a presentation in our chapel/exhibition space, please do not propose to exhibit pre-existing work. HMK does not usually host residents working with theatre or dance as their main medium.

Projects must have a strong international component (i.e. cooperation with artists from different countries). We consider it to be an advantage when a group has one Dutch component, although this is not obligated. Do not take this too literally, feel free to propose the unexpected, and be bold!

Application Fee
In order to apply, HMK requests a small application fee of €15,-. Collected funds cover basic administrations costs as well as our Independent Satellite Program (ISP). Through ISP we send one artist, curator or writer to the country of one of the 2015 participants for an obligation-free period of research, networking and exploration; completing the circle of cultural exchange.

The application fee should be transferred to our PayPal account with email address office@hotelmariakapel.nl. Fees paid are non-refundable. Without received payment your application will not be considered.

Selection procedure
The HMK curatorial team selects an artist in 2 rounds; after sending in a first, short project proposal, you may be asked to submit more information.

How to apply:
1. Read our info and application guidelines (above)
2. Fill in our application form. (see www.hotelmariakapel.nl)
3. Send in your application (PDF) to: call@hotelmariakapel.nl

More information? See the HMK-info pack (background-info, pictures, floor-plan etc.) For questions about the Open Call, please email to office@hotelmariakapel.nl.


OPPORTUNITY

Open Call // Community Art in Hoorn


Deadline:
Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:00

Location:
Hoorn, Netherlands

Photo credit: Zoe Kreye and Catherine Grau, How to walk together, part of A SOCIAL intervention, 2012

Open Call // Community Art in Hoorn NL

deadline: June 15, 2013

HMK {Hotel MariaKapel} offers one or more artists the opportunity to realise a large-scale community art project in Hoorn, the Netherlands in 2014.

The commission
We are looking for a newly developed community art project which
 Is a project by a visual artist
 Takes place in (semi-)public space
 In development and execution is (partially) dependent on the participation of a local audience/public.
 Benefits from a local (social) infrastructure for the realisation of the project

Goals
The project engages residents from Hoorn during the process of creation. The group of participants does not necessarily have to be large, as long as the project reaches a large audience. The target group is not decided upon beforehand, but depends on the nature of your project. The concept of the project will be developed in 2013 and will be created in 2014 in a neighbourhood of Hoorn, NL, preferably not the centre.

HMK offers
For the development of the concept and its’ creation HMK offers a budget, including a fee for the artist(s).
HMK is responsible for PR, communication and publicity. During the project we offer full use of all facilities, including the guesthouse.

How to apply
Project proposals consists of a brief (1/2 A4 – 1 A4) explanation of your project, documentation and a CV, if possible all combined in a single PDF document, and can be send to call@hotelmariakapel.nl (att. Community Art Project). In a second round we might ask you to further explain your proposal.

Selection criteria
Main criteria for selection are artistic quality, relevance of the topic/concept, the level of involvement of a local audience and participants. Furthermore professionalism, an independent way of working, and the skills to generate collaborations and contacts are of importance.



OPPORTUNITY

HMK {Hotel MariaKapel} Call for Proposals / project- or researchresidency


Deadline:
Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:00

Location:
Hoorn, Netherlands

HMK Open Call for Proposals 2014

Deadline: June 1st 2013

Artist-run residency HMK {Hotel MariaKapel} offers research- and projectresidencies for individuals or groups (max 4), and invites artists, curators and researchers to submit proposals for our 2014 residency- and exhibition programme.

About HMK
HMK {Hotel Mariakapel} is an artist-run residency and project space in Hoorn, the Netherlands. HMK offers artists a stay in a concentrated work space, where dialogue and collaboration inform experimental, context/based exhibitions and projects. The programme involves artists and curators working in a wide range of media, mainly focusing on installation and context based work and video.

Who may apply:

Artists (individually or as a group), Curators, Researchers.

We offer:

> Project-residencies

During a stay at our guesthouse the artist/group of artists is invited to develop, execute and present a new project in the exhibition space (the chapel). Residencies vary in length and depend on the nature of the work; usually between one and two months. The exhibition with the residents´ work is open to public, and lasts around one month.

> Researchresidencies
During a longer stay at HMK the artist/curator is hosted to research and/or develop a specific project or subject that is part of their artistic practice. HMK aims to host around 3 research-residencies in 2013, culminating in one event, exhibition, presentation or publication from the researcher. Expected outcomes are outlined in the second selection round/ after selection and depend on the nature of the research.

All residents are offered:
Full and free use of all accommodation and living / working facilities (a.o. wireless internet, shared kitchen, washing machine / dryer, basic tools, some audio & video equipment ).

**
Funding
Please note: 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. HMK always offers full and free use of the guesthouse and its facilities. Furthermore, HMK is responsible for all mail-outs and promotional activity in relation to the shows, which include regional, national and international contacts. In 2013 HMK was kindly supported by several local and national foundations.

**

HMK is looking for:
Context-specific projects that make full use of the unique opportunities offered. The long stays at HMK lead to intensive local and international collaboration. Projects are developed both in (response to) the surroundings of Hoorn, public space and in the exhibition space. Projects may be presented outside the Maria Chapel, or can take on other forms (events/seminars/screenings/etc.). HMK is keen on artistic projects that do not only focus on art itself but that, in content or practice, are able to step outside the box and make connections outside an art-context.

HMK focuses and facilitates collaborations; preferably you work with artists or others with whom you haven't (extensively) worked with before.

Things to consider when applying:
We strongly advise you to read into the wider context of Hoorn and HMK prior to submitting a proposal. The context of HMK includes the geographical positioning; a small town setting (eg, absence of an University or a large local art scene/discourse); the combination of a locally rooted art-initiative with exhibitions of (inter)national appeal.

Proposals must focus mainly on content of the work and the process of working resulting in a presentation in our chapel/exhibition space, please do not propose to exhibit pre-existing work.

HMK does not usually host residents working with theatre or dance as their main medium.

Projects must have a strong international component (i.e. cooperation with artists from different countries) We consider it to be an advantage when a group has one Dutch component, but this is not obligated.

Do not take this too literally, feel free to propose the unexpected, and be bold!

Selection procedure
The HMK curatorial team selects an artist in 2 rounds; after sending in a first, short project proposal, you may be asked to submit more information.

How to apply:

1. Read the info and application guidelines above

2. Fill in our application form: see website

3. Send in your application (PDF) to: call@hotelmariakapel.nl

More information? See the HMK-infopack (background-info, pictures, floor-plan etc.) For questions about the Open Call, please email to office@hotelmariakapel.nl.


OPPORTUNITY

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


Deadline:
Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:00

Location:
Hoorn, Netherlands

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 call@hotelmariakapel.nl, 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 www.hotelmariakapel.nl. For questions about {FullFocus}, please send an email to office@hotelmariakapel.nl.