Het Luceberthuis in collaboration with Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen

For: multidisciplinary visual artists
What: 1 work period of 6 months
When: 1 October 2023 to 31 March 2024

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Lucebert (1924-1994) is one of the best-known Dutch artists from the 20th century. The poet, artist, photographer and jazz lover lived and worked in Bergen, in the province of Noord-Holland, for decades. Since 2015, the Lucebert Foundation has made his studio, located in the former showroom of the collector Piet Boendermaker, available to visual artists, writers and crossover artists working in various disciplines. Previous residents include Praneet Soi, Peggy Franck, Maria Barnas, Arjan van Helmond and Gabriel Lester.

Het Luceberthuis and Museum Kranenburgh collaborate on this residency. For the museum, the collaboration with het Luceberthuis represents a unique opportunity to explore the value of a modern-day artists’ colony and to preserve the artist’s history, which significantly impacted the course of the arts in the Netherlands. The museum is keen to bring a contemporary perspective to examining the role and position of the artist in relation to social dynamics. In the 1920s, Bergen secured its position as an ‘artists’ village’, home to artists seeking to modernise painting. Artists became pillars of the Bergen community. Several of the houses that were once home to prominent artists have been passed on to the next generation, and are available for temporary residencies. Het Luceberthuis welcomes artists whose work has a multidisciplinary aspect, in the spirit of Lucebert: himself a poet, photographer, graphic artist and painter. In the years ahead, het Luceberthuis is keen to continue the focus on multitalented artists and on the crossover between different artistic disciplines. Each year, 2 or 3 artists are given the opportunity to live and work in the house, with an exhibition at the house marking the end of their stay.

Het Luceberthuis (approximately 300 m2) has a large living space and a studio. The house is fully furnished and has several bedrooms. Lucebert’s spacious, high-roofed studio is in its original state, and a row of dormer windows allow light to flood in from all directions. The artist’s extensive library of art books is still in the house, while there is also a darkroom and an etching press. The studio offers a glimpse of where Lucebert created his experimental universe, lived with his family and received his artist friends. Het Luceberthuis is located in a quiet residential area not far from the centre of Bergen.

For whom?

The residency is for artists whose approach dovetails with the profile of het Luceberthuis and the objectives of Museum Kranenburgh. The initial focus is on artists whose work is based on the connection between the visual arts and literature, images and language. Artists who push the boundaries and spread their work across different disciplines are invited to submit a proposal. Het Luceberthuis collaborates with Museum Kranenburgh in Bergen to offer the public access to parts of the residence.

Work period

1 six-month work period is available:

  • 1 October 2023 to 31 March 2024

This work period is conditional and subject to change, e.g. in light of developments linked to the coronavirus pandemic.

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).

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. 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.


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 Luceberthuis based on the submitted documents. The selected applicants will be invited to an interview with Meier Boersma from the Lucebert Foundation and Colin Huizing from Museum Kranenburgh. 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

Lise Hermans