Artistic Residencies

Artistic Residencies in The Netherlands 2022 – 2014 – Scrall down Information for Artists – Submit your candidature – Contact by e-mail: 

April 2022: We are looking forward to receive Alfonso Caputo (Italy) – Artist and Art Director of Museum M.I.D.A.C., Italy, Art director of the Projects Terra dell’Arte, Ventipertrenta, Project Ars Latina,  as well as Elisa de Almeida (Portugal) – Artist and Coordinator of Artistic Residencies in Italy in La Casa Holandesa, Leusden! They will stay in Leusden to set up the Solo Exhibition ‘Life Tales’, of Alfonso in Museum M.A.C. House Leusden.

January 2022: In January this year, we have received the artist Andres Cimas Ramos from Barcelona – Spain, who was also present during the Opening of his Solo Exhibition ‘The Artist and his Muse’.

2020 and 2021: Unfortunately, due to Covid situation, worldwide, it has been impossible to receive artists in residence. In 2022 we hope to continue our Artistic Residencies!

Sept. / Oct. 2019: Artistic residence of the artist Juan Carlos Delgado (1979 Lima – Peru). The artist has been working at Museum location, in order to set his exhibition ‘I’m only doing Comics’. Also he realized a big wall painting of 6 metres width in Museum M.A.C. House Leusden. Also during his residence in The Netherlands, he has been working on another big permanent wall painting, together with Manuel Azaro and the Special Artists of the Jans Pakhuys, Amersfoort at location ‘Elleboog’ in Amersfoort.

The Peruvian artist Juan Carlos working at Museum location M.A.C. House Leusden, Sept.’19

Wall painting of Juan Carlos in Museum M.A.C. House Leusden Oct. 2019

Juan Carlos on the left, working with the Special Artists of Jans Pakhuys on a permanent wall painting at location ‘Elleboog’, Amersfoort, Oct.’19

Oct. 2018: Artistic residence in La Casa Holandesa of Ernst Kraft, Malaga. During his residence the artist has realized his Solo Exhibition ‘Hekwerk’ in Museum M.A.C. House Leusden. The opening was held Oct. 7th ’18, by Mayor Bouwmeester of Leusden. On same date was held the Catalogue Presentation because of the 2nd Museum Party and Celebration of ‘6 Year Cultural Foundation La Casa Holandesa – Terra dell’Arte’, The Netherlands.

Margareth Degeling – Founder and Art director of Cultural Foundation La Casa Holandesa – Terra dell’Arte and Museum M.A.C. House Leusden, The Netherlands. On the right: The artist Ernst Kraft (Spain).

Presentation of the Museum Catalogue by Art director, Margareth Degeling. On the left Mayor Bouwmeester of Leusden. On the right Ernst Kraft, Spain.

Augst 27th – Oct. 2nd.’18: Artistic Residencies in The Netherlands of the young and talented artists; Leonel, Luís and Lorenzo Torres Pacheco – Artistname ‘Trillizos Torres Pacheco’ (1996, Tijuana – Mexico). The triplet artists always work together on every artwork, therefore they present themselves as ‘one entity’, instead of being three different artists. They have participated in exhibitions in Mexico, Californië and Italy and in 2017 they have become prize winners of digital art constest ‘Ventipertrenta’, organized by Terra dell’Arte. During their Artistic Residencies in Museum M.A.C. House – The Netherlands, the triplets have been working on their exhibition ‘Cause and Effect of Human Emotions and Relations’.

Artistic Residencies, ‘Trillizos Torres Pacheco’ working at Museum M.A.C. House Leusden – The Netherlands

Press release Mexican Artists in The Netherlands

During their Artistic Residence in Museum M.A.C. House Leusden – The Netherlands, Los Trillizos have also created two workshops at Jans Pakhuys – Amersfoort and Multi Media Station – Hilversum.


2017 April: Artist Werner Klompen, The Netherlands and his artist friends from Ukraine and Germany in the kitchen of La Casa Holandesa and at museum location, Museum M.A.C. House Leusden working on the Art Project and Art Performance ‘Black light Installation Boxes’:


2016 April – May: Artist Mathieu Klomp, The Netherlands has been working for 6 weeks in residence, at museum location, in order to present and finish the Sculpture Group/Installation ‘Receiver’:

VIDEO Artistic Residence Mathieu Klomp – Museum M.A.C. House Leusden:  Press link on facebook:





Information for artists:

Who are we:

Cultural Foundation ‘La Casa  Holandesa  –   Terra  dell ’Arte’ is an International non-profit Cultural Organization in Leusden – The Netherlands and was founded in 2013. After working together, for

many years with Alfonso Caputo  and Laura Castanedo,  President and Vice-President of Terra dell’Arte and Project Ars Latina, we decided together to start also a Cultural Foundation in The Netherlands,  using the name “La Casa Holandesa – Terra dell’Arte”. The Founders of La Casa Holandesa have been working together with ‘Terra dell’Arte’ and ‘Project Ars Latina’, by setting up International Projects and Collective Art Exhibitions  in a.o. Macerata – Italy (2006), Tecate, Mejicali y Tijuana – Mexico (2007) and Havana – Cuba (2010).

Since Terra dell’Arte believes in  ‘ Cultural Exchange of Artists Worldwide’, we try  to realize this goal by  working, on behalf of national and International artists, by organizing Art Actions, Exhibitions, Art Projects and  Artist in  Residence  Programms in  our own countries. In 2014, after the inheritance of the International Art Collection of Project DIN A4,  “La Casa Holandesa – Terra dell’Arte”, has founded a Museum of Contemporary Art:  “Museum M.A.C. House Leusden” – The Netherlands, in order to provide its museum collections a Museum Platform.

Target group for artistic residencies: International Artists, working in various art disciplines; drawing, painting, digital art and digital movies, photography, poetry, textile art.


2015 Oct. – In residence: Artist Guillermo Inchaurreguí – Argentina: 

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 1. Krantenartikel Guillermo okt. 2015

Photographs of Guillermo and Margareth Degeling, made by journalist Hans Beijer of Leusder Newspaper at Museum location, oct. ’15.


Curators of Artistic Residencies – Margareth Degeling, Robert Poelstra, Manuel Azaro, The Netherlands:

Margareth Degeling





Margareth Degeling, born 1960 in Hoorn,  The Netherlands:  Founder and President of  ‘Cultural Foundation La Casa Holandesa  – Terra dell’Arte’ and  ‘Museum M.A.C. House Leusden’, The Netherlands, Honorary Member of Terra dell’Arte;  Curator and  International Committee Member of  Ars Latina Project; she has worked in Italy (2006), Mexico (2007) and Cuba (2009) together with the other international committee members of Terra dell’Arte and Project Ars Latina, in order to realize Collective Arts Exhibicions of Ars Latina Project in same countries. Also Jury Member of International Digital Art Project ‘Ventipertrenta’, organized by Terra dell’Arte, Member of Committee of Artistic Quality of Museum M.I.D.A.C., Belforte del Chienti – Italy, New Coordinator of the international art project “Project DIN A4”, Art Director of of Museum M.A.C. House Leusden, The Netherlands.  Also Visual Artist:  Highlights in artistic career: Participation in 5 international Biennales : 2005: ‘Biennale of Contemporary Art’,  Arad –  Romania;  ‘Biennale of Contemporary Art’,   Florence – Italy;   ‘Artists Biennale of Hongkong’ – Rep. of China, 2007: ‘Biennale of Contemporary Art’,  Adana – Turkey, 2008: “ Biennale of Miniature Art”  Czestochowa – Poland.  Solo exhibitions: 2007:  ‘El Jardín del Edén’ (The Garden of Eden) ‘“Galería de la Ciudad’  Tecate – Mexico, 2008: ‘The Garden of Eden’,  Museum MIDAC , ‘Museum of International  Dynamic and Contemporary Art’ –  Italy,  sept. 2015  : Solo exhibition ‘Cultural Heritage – From Another Perspective’, Museum M.I.D.A.C., Belforte del Chienti – Italy. 2021: Participation in ‘Triennale of Tijuana’, Mexico.   


Robert Poelstra

Robert Poelstra , born 1965 in Leeuwarden – The Netherlands:  Team Member of Project DIN A4,  Assistant and collaborator  of ‘Museum M.A.C. House, Leusden’,  The Netherlands. Robert has been working as Assistant of Ars Latina Project and Terra dell’Arte in Italy (2006), Mexico (2007) and Cuba (2009). 


Manuel Azaro                 

Manuel Azaro, born 1995 in Zeist –  The Netherlands : Team member of Project DIN A4,  Assistant of ‘Museum M.A.C. House Leusden’, Membership as artist of W-Afpiaap Project (World Wide Artists of Peace project), Membership as artist of Project DIN A4, 2015: Jury Member of National Art Competition ‘Special Art’. Manuel Azaro is also Visual Artist: Highlights in artistic career: Participation in group exhibitions in Germany and The Netherlands, with W-Afpiaap Project in Turkey, Romania and The Netherlands. He has become  2nd Prize-Winner of Art Competition organized by ‘Idea Cultura’,  The Netherlands in 2012. As from 2014, he has also participated in group exhibitions in a.o. Jans Pakhuys, Amersfoort,  Museum Dolhuys, Haarlem, Museum M.A.C. House Leusden and Museum Nairac, Barneveld. In 2015 Manuel also participated in his first Biennale of Contemporary Art: ‘Art Brut Biennale’, Hengelo. 2019: Award winner 1st prize of ‘Special Media Award’, 2020: 2nd prize of ‘Special Media Award’. 

Coördinators of Artistis Residencies: Margareth Degeling and Manuel Azaro Poelstra

Logistic, Artistic and Cultural Support: Cultural Foundation La Casa Holandesa – Terra dell’Arte,  Museum M.A.C. House Leusden

International Committee:

Alfonso Caputo, Italy, Laura Castanedo – Mexico, Verónica Romero – Spanje, José Vivieira – Portugal, Yossiel Barrosso – Cuba, Safa Bute – Turkije, Cecilia Fernandez – Chili, Juan Carlos Delgado – Peru, Artan Balaj – Kosovo, Yunaika Martín – Cuba,  Joaquín Rodriguez – Argentinië, Ernst Kraft – Spanje, Hubert Huber – Duitsland            

Why Residencial Period in The Netherlands?

Getting out of your comfort zone and working on a project or exhibition in La casa Holandesa  can give your work an extra dimension.

Living  together by sharing same Casa with artistic environment with the Dutch Family and Founders of La Casa Holandesa will be a wonderful experience.

Opportunity to meet other artists from different countries with various backgrounds, working in different art disciplines


How to submit your candidature:

First step: Inquire for all detailed and relevant information about yr residence, by sending an e-mail to

Next step: If you agree to the rules and conditions about yr residence in The Netherlands (first step), each artist has to send us the following documents by sending an e-mail to :

  1. Copy of your passport ( or other national identification document )
  2. A resume with your c.v.;  work experiences,  educations, exhibitons
  3. Description of your art ; what does your art represent, what themes do you use in your work?
  4. In case of visual artist, three recent photos/images as JPG files of recent artworks, made in the last three years
  5. In case of video-artist a link where we can see two recent videos, made in the last three years.
  6. In case of writer/poet, documentation of a recent production
  7. A small description of what project or exhibition you want to work on during your residential period.
  8. Your e-mail, website and Phone number.
  9. Dates of your residential period – arrival date in our residence  La Casa Holandesa – Terra dell’Arte , Leusden – The Netherlands, as well as  date of leaving our residence.

                     Contact by e-mail – Before submitting your canditature, please require by e-mail all  detailed and relevant information about your residence in The Netherlands.