Open Call 2022

Open Open Call for proposals for a residency at Hotel Maria Kapel in 2022 

With pleasure and excitement, Hotel Maria Kapel (HMK) invites proposals from all kinds of artistic practitioners to develop a project at Hotel Maria Kapel (HMK) in 2022. This open call does not invite practitioners to respond to a theme, rather we invite you to raise and conceptualise your questions and urgencies in the form of a project proposal.

The deadline for applications is Monday, 31 May 2021, 00:00.



With great enthusiasm, HMK announces that Tirza Kater (left) is the new Artistic Director of Hotel Maria Kapel. Alongside Business Director Annelien de Bruin (right) the directorial team will work with the team, volunteers and board to further take care of the institution and provide a structure of support for young artists with the year programme On Shelter.


vacancy: board members

Hotel Maria Kapel in Hoorn is looking for board members for an indefinite period.
Vacancy for an unpaid position.
± 6 meetings per year + 2 to 4 hours a month.

Summer residency: project space at7

While a 7×4 meter pool by artist in residence Rik Dijkhuizen fills our chapel (on view until 13 September), Hotel Maria Kapel [HMK] presents resident project space at7 and a public programme that explores how we can host and care for our communities, local and international, with pleasure and accountability. Please join us for a day of learning, lounging, eating and performances curated by at7 on 22 August.

To That Special Someone, Part II – summer at HMK
A day of performances and care: Saturday, 22 August 2020, 12.00 – 21.00


In response to Black Lives Matter and the upcoming demonstration in Hoorn

On Saturday, FvD leader Thierry Baudet placed flowers at the foot of the statue of Jan Pieterszoon Coen (1587-1629) in celebration of “his hero”. Although there should be room for different voices to speak up, we do not find the racist and horrific actions of the past heroic. We are in support of the removal of the statue of Coen and will be participating in the peaceful demonstration tomorrow evening (19 June, 19.00, Roode Steen, Hoorn) and strongly feel the demonstration should go forward as planned. We invite everyone who believes in rethinking, rewriting and changing history to work for a better present and future to join the gathering.


HMK is closed

We’ve taken time to reflect and have decided that HMK will remain closed until 4 June, due to the recent developments concerning the Covid-19 pandemic.


Tender Loving Care for HMK

Crowdfunding campaign: 31 aug – 6 okt 2019

HMK needs your help to perform some much needed maintenance to the entrance, bar, shop and office. With your donation to the crowdfunding campaign we can turn the building back into a pleasant, welcome place for artists, employees and visitors.


We are on holiday until 22 August

Due to our annual production stop during the summer we will be closed 1 to 22 August. Hope to see you after the summer!

Photo: Alicja Bielawska, before the transit after the shift (installation view at HMK), 2014.

Open Call: TLC for HMK (closed)

Open Call; TLC for HMK

Hotel Maria Kapel [HMK] is looking for an artist/designer/maker or a group of creative producers to help us rethink the spaces and give some TLC* to the old chapel that HMK inhabits, hereby mainly focusing on the entrance area and the offices (see photo’s).

(Our Open Call is closed.)