Het Lage Noorden, Marrum

For: visual artists
What: 2 work periods of 3 months
When: 15 February to 15 May 2023 and 15 September to 15 December 2023

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Het Lage Noorden residency in Friesland is a remarkable place to create, research, experiment and construct. The tranquil Dutch Wadden region provides a peaceful location for exploration. Het Lage Noorden is located in the Frisian countryside, not far from the Wadden Sea. The extensive grounds are home to first-rate studios (also suitable for large works), a library and a presentation space. By offering space, materials, tools and advice, Het Lage Landen supports artists as they produce large artworks and installations.

Het Lage Noorden unites art and accommodation: on the campsite, in the guest house and in the writer’s houses. The site brings together artists, local residents, cyclists, hikers, campers and other guests.

In an attempt to introduce visitors to artists’ creative processes, Het Lage Noorden invites artists to present their work in a shared exhibition space during the work period.

All artists in the Artist in Residence programme are required to submit a project proposal, which is used to gauge additional activities and materials. An evaluation concludes the period.

Residents stay in a single room in the guest house and have access to an appropriate work space/studio. Special rates can be agreed for guests of residents.

For whom?

This residency is open to all forms of visual art, with the preference given to artists who plan to use the work period to create a large work and/or create work/conduct research in which every aspect of the singular surroundings represent added value.

Work period

2 three-month work periods are available:

  • 15 February to 15 May 2023
  • 15 September to December 2023

Applicants are asked to state their preference for a work period on the application form, and every effort will be made to honour this preference.


The contribution

The Mondriaan Fund makes a monthly contribution of € 2,000 available to help cover travel expenses, material costs and accommodation costs. This sum is intended for 1 person. In addition, the selected resident is expected to pay a 10% personal contribution (the Mondriaan Fund automatically takes this into account in their ultimate contribution, you do not need to do anything).

Expenses associated with renting the studio/living space, supervision and presentation are not included in the contribution and will be covered by the Mondriaan Fund.

In the case that a duo or collaboration is selected for the residency, the associated contribution will be raised to cover additional travel expenses, as well as a proportionate sum to contribute to the other applicant’s accommodation costs.


The deadline for submitting an application for a work period in 2023 is 3 October 2022, before 17:00 CET.

Before submitting an application, please read the general explanation of the Residency grant for the terms and conditions, application procedure and assessment procedure. Please also read the terms and conditions applicable to all Mondriaan Fund contributions.

Terms and conditions


An advisory committee assists in the selection process, recommending candidates to Het Lage Noorden based on the submitted documents. The selected applicants will be invited to an interview with Het Lage Noorden. The final selection will be made following the interviews. Should a suitable candidate not be found amongst the applicants, the advisory committee can recommend their own candidates.

Questions & contact

If you have a question, please reach out to the contact person of this residency.

Or call to 020 523 15 23 or send an e-mail to vasb@zbaqevnnasbaqf.ay

Salama Konaté

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