About Arthouse Holland
ARTHOUSE HOLLAND by PAC is an artist residence located in Leiderdorp, the Netherlands, in a beautiful rural atmosphere, just a short trip away from the big cities like Leiden, The Hague, Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
We currently offer the artist-in-residence programs for three to six artists depending on the season.
We provide private spaces for artists in a nurturing atmosphere for self-directed residencies, providing time, support and room for creativity.
DO YOU WANT TO BE AN ARTIST IN RESIDENCE?
After reading the rules;
*Subject: When are you interested in coming?
(A minimum of one month)
*Message: In a few words, let us know about yourself, your idea/project for the residency and a link to your webpage/social-media if possible.
RULES TO APPLY
*As there is only room for five artists every period, a jury will carefully review each application and select the artists according to the relevance of their projects.
* The information we receive through your application, will only be used to get in contact with you and wont be shared with third parties.
*If you were an artist in residence and you want us to errase your information from your personal page, please contact us.
MEET THE JURY
My experience at Art House Holland was quite gratifying. I really enjoyed being in contact with nature and the landscapes surrounding the residence. The plants, the birds, the flowers, the canal, the bike rides, among others, ... finally now that I am in another place, I can remember everything as: a magical experience.
At the same time sharing my stay and forming new friendships created an environment that inspired my project in many ways and are now part of my story.
The shape that the selection of ideas and colors took, new projects that were born there and are now beginning in another time and space.
Now, I am more convinced that: sharing experiences has to be part of our history to grow as people, that this helps us to develop better in our field of work. Without any hesitation, I would return to "Art House Holland" to continue exchanging ideas, learning about new áreas and enjoying art, the company and nature.
Arthouse Holland is a space less than a 10 minute bike ride away from the city of Leiden, I had the opportunity to stay in the residence where Manon and Santi have an excellent workshop where artistic projects get developed and in which I have been able to share long hours of work together with other fellow artists.
From the first day, the hosts made me feel like I was in my own home and have done everything possible so each and everyone else that was there felt the same. The room I had assigned was spacious and very comfortable, aswell as all the common areas and the workshop, the latter with everything you need to work and with Santi at all times ready to help you in whatever you need.
As I said in the beginning, from the first day the stay is and they make it so you feel very pleasant and they even organize a small tour of Leiden, where they explain where you can find materials for your work, as well as answer any questions you may have regarding trains, schedules and journeys to other towns and cities in the Netherlands.
The residence is located in a beautiful natural space from which you can travel by bike not only to Leiden, but also to all the surrounding villages to make small excursions and to know a little more about its culture, its customs, ..., and even to the beach if you feel like doing a little longer tour (which is worth it) and take a swim or just watch the scenery.
Sincerely, for me it has been a very positive experience that I hope to repeat again and that I advise all those who want to live something similar, both for the result of the project, for the place and of course for the hosts that I take as friends, to whom I send a hug from here.
I almost have no words to express my gratitude in every way to Art House Holland. Undoubtedly it has been a unique experience, gratifying and very productive since during my stay new projects where born there with which I am very motivated.
Since I got off the plane until the end of my stay everything has been a sum of enriching experiences both artistic and personal since I take away great friends (Manon, Santi, Sari and Jaime). They have been the perfect ingredient to make this period even better than expected. I take from each a lot of learning.
About Manon and Santiago, the managers of this precious project, I can only say nice things. They have made me feel at home since they were always waiting for us to be comfortable and gave us many facilities to advance our artistic projects. In addition I have to emphasise that thanks to them we have known Holland as authentic Dutch since they took us to typical places that they knew well.
The spacious, bright and carefully decorated residence is situated in a bucolic enclave, surrounded by authentic peace and nature that inspirers the inspiration and the desire to create. The house is very well connected to the centre of Leiden (a beautiful city full of canals and harmony), which I practically visited daily to advance my project. It is also close to the train station which connects with major cities such as: The Hague, Amsterdam and Antwerp among others.
Art House Holland is a highly recommended experience from which I have had the great luck of being a part of. In my memory it lies and I will miss many good times that I have spent there.
My stay at Art House Holland exceeded my expectations.
The atmosphere in which I lived was warm. Manon and Santiago are wonderful hosts. They have opened the door of their home for us to live with them. You live in a very clean and cozy space. It is hard to be lonely in the house, there is always someone. But if you like privacy and silence, like me, then there is your private room, the studio or the multiple spaces that Leiden has to offer. If you love the kitchen, like me, you can enjoy the culinary talents of Santiago. He is an artist!
The workspace is huge. I was happy because I like working with large formats, and in the workshop I could use the generous space that enabled me to make a big piece, the biggest one I've made so far. In fact, I am very interested in coming back and making a new work ... huge!
If you like rugged spaces, Leiden has a lot to offer. If you like sports, be prepared, because just outside "the farm" there is a lot of street to run or cycle, there is also a gym nearby. Manon and Santiago are wonderful hosts and are always willing to help you with anything you need.
Leiden, and the space that Art House Holland offers, are ideal for manifesting 'aesthetic experiences'. The peace and quiet that is being lived demands and motivates the introspection and contact "with oneself" which, in my opinion, is necessary for the development of each artist.
On the other hand Santiago is, besides a great host, a great artist, a master in engraving, silkscreening and carpentry, in addition to many other skills. He was always willing to teach us what it took a whole career to learn himself, something that is not common, between artists. Always willing to share everything that has led him to enjoy the prestige and recognition he has. In addition to everything he has build throughout his career, this Project Art House Holland is, in my opinion, a masterpiece.
Art House Holland, is forever a point in my personal and professional development. Where I could develop myself as a dedicated artist. Although my period of stay was short, friendships and bonds were formed, and I am sure they are lifelong links.
Again, thanks Manon! Thanks Santiago!
In the summer of 2017 I spent a month working at Art House Holland. The silence, the nature and the studies, besides the assistance of Manon and Santiago, created the ideal conditions to be able to work at ease and in a fluid way. To all this add the company of other artists and organised activities, such as visits to museums and towns of the Netherlands. It is an enriching experience, which I totally recommend.