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Application for the International Art Residency ARTHOUSE HOLLAND by Lagom

On the search to support investigators, creators and the artistic production. ARTHOUSE HOLLAND´s artistic residency programme is born with an experience that links artists and investigators from different origins and creates a trans-disciplinary, collaborative and dynamic working space, where any kind of artistic and cultural initiative has a home.


The ARTHOUSE HOLLAND residency by Lagom offers artists and culture professionals a quiet and peaceful place in the middle of nature, perfect for focussing in their creative process or artistic investigation. Enabling a nurturing experience exchange through interaction.


Arthouse Holland price per month 895,- euro from March to October

Arthouse Holland Price per month 795,- euro from Nov to Feb

The Arthouse Holland Residency Package:

- Includes pick-up from Leiden CS on arrival and drop off at Leiden CS on departure. (It takes ca. 20 minutes to get from the Airport to Leiden CS by train.)

- Includes breakfast from Monday - Friday

- New for 2023: Includes 2 group dinners a week.

- Includes the use of the working spaces in the shared studio.

- Includes the use of the shared spaces of the shared house.

- Includes staying in your private bedroom (Sharing a bedroom with two people will come at 1,5 x the price.)

- New for 2023 We will provide you with two small wooden panels which you can make a small artwork on which will be part of our Arthouse Catawiki Auctions. (The profit of a sale will be shared 50 - 50 between the artist and Arthouse Holland.)

- This price also includes the use of a number of basic household items such as: cleaning supplies, toilet paper and use of the washing machine (detergent and softener).

After approval by the jury we ask for a 200 euro deposit to confirm your reservation. This is a non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot. (100 euro can be refunded if you cancel 3 full months in advance.)


Application Bases


1. Objective


ARTHOUSE HOLLAND stands for creation and artistic investigation in Leiderdorp (Holland).

ARTHOUSE HOLLAND´s residency offers support and encourages artists with creation, investigation and the promotion of contemporary artists and cultural agents.




Every residency at ARTHOUSE HOLLAND can last a minimum of one month and up until a maximum of three months, during the period between January 1st and December 31.   


3. Beneficiaries

The beneficiaries of the artistic residency can belong to any discipline and nationality. Directed to culture professionals (commissaries, curator, artists, etc) with no age limit, which want to develop a creative or investigation project at ARTHOUSE HOLLAND.


*The applicants must have a previous artistic background or qualifications which certifies them in the art or cultural field. 


4. Application

The applications can be submitted until at least one month before your preferred period of residency.

The selected applicants will be noticed by e-mail. After your stay, we will open a space in where pictures about their process will be published.


5. Documentation.

Every applicant must send a portfolio which includes a small biography and curriculum vitae, images of their latest work, a brief motivation letter and the contact information, pointing the residency period of interest.

Please send the documentation to including the title ARTHOUSE HOLLAND RESIDENCY

(important: all the documentation has to be on pdf. and we won´t accept documents bigger than 10MB attached to the e-mail)


6. Selection process and grading criteria

The successful applicants to reside in ARTHOUSE HOLLAND will be selected by a jury composed by  Óscar García García, director of PAC Plataforma de Arte Contemporáneo;  Manon van Der Geest, Manager of ARTHOUSE HOLLAND.

The beneficiaries will be selected by the next criteria: 60% Originality and innovation in their artistic or investigation work. 30% Curriculum and trajectory and 10% Motivation letter.


7. Lodging 

ARTHOUSE HOLLAND residency is located in a typical old cheese dutch farm. The farm is divided in three main spaces: The living area (a two story house with more then 200 square meters), the gallery (80 square meters old barn) and the workshop area (160 square meters).* The house has private rooms for five artists, two bathrooms, a restroom, fully equipped kitchen and living room. Central heating and wifi also available.

*If you apply in winter season please ask about the available workspaces so we can check if they work for your project. Not all studio's are equipped for full year usage.


The farm is located 3 kilometers away from Leiden city center which is one of the main cities of Holland, with a great offer of art galleries, art supply shops and museums; for example Museum Lakenhal, Molenmuseum de Valk, Museum Volkenkude, Naturalis, Hortus Botanicus, Rijksmuseum Van Oudheden, Corpus) 

24 KM from THE HAGUE (45 minutes away by public transport)

27 KM from DELFT (50 minutes away by public transport)

37 KM from ROTTERDAM (60 minutes away by public transport)

41 KM from AMSTERDAM (60 minutes away by public transport)

140 KM from ANTWERP (2 hours away by public transport)

185 KM from BRUSSELS (3 hours away by public transport)





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