Funark (non-profit) Foundation Initially started in 1989 by me as visual artist-author Asyla ten Holt living on the North coast of Curacao island in Dutch Caribbean- to put  Arts, Writings and Performing Arts more on the foreground.  First encounter was interviewing Artists from all grounds living in the Antilles. Afterwards the interest continued in Solo and Group- Exhibitions with Poetry booklets, offer workshops and making reviews about Outdoors happenings. So the spotlight was for the entire Netherlands Antilles, now 3 Autonomous islands next to 3 Provinces of Netherlands.


Recently Funark Foundation is being explored to acquire materials through sponsors for workshops, attending outdoors Art-Cultural In-Residency projects  and Fund Campaign for Launching New book and Monograph Exhibits as Artistically Heritage promotion. In this case Prose writings with full color beautiful illustration images ‘ Enliven Emotions’. (AuthorHouse) is first time published in US/UK with big opportunity for online marketing like with Amazon etc. A second Prose writing is with polishing to be ready produce.


Asyla ten Holt- a Visual Artist/Author promotes herself indoors and online. A selection of Mix -paintings in Conceptual and Expressive Art plus Monographs can be admired and offered at her Atelier in Tera Kora area-Kaya Piedra Machu 37 in countryside of Bandabou-Curacao, inclusive on Google search-net.  Her aspiration as an observer comes from her community with distinctive outcomes and judgments that ultimately will lead to attract in Asyla’s Art.  The addressing issues will gain mental transformation when drawing narrative aspects from a complex Contemporary Culture. To proceed, her driving force will enhance her value as citizen-artist in Dutch-Caribbean and she’ll carry on creating historical events to survive as single and self supported woman.

Within constant expectations for change, a first significant prose-book publishing (former random islands publishing were rhythmic poem booklets and illustration works presented in Solo-Art exhibitions), became opportunity to lay down islands’ vulnerable confronting issues into titled pieces in humorous Creative Writings. The moods from both lower- and upper trends of individual-living and nature-preservatives are extracted in a segregated manner to questioning Prose-like. The one aspect holds on to survive, struggle with emancipation and criticize corruptible functions, while at other end the feel for extraordinary comfort remains;  The keeping a total distance from what’s daily going on social-politically on drilling arguments. It starts with the  somewhat negligence of the native tongue wanting to be on second place and the Dutch the first. But then secondly Racism is still hard to explain. The commodity in a fancy lure will justify unevenness but still chances are enact. The usual divisiveness exist in conservative capitalism of richness, no matter what island’s on and off fraction in colonial identity expresses in a black community. Though an intermezzo will enter concerned ‘equality’ in every ethnic group, when nature urges to act on  fondness  feeling free which is a unique form of being.

Ultimately Asyla’s Visual Arts and Prose writings will favor for being part of societies’ development and seek voluptuously offered choices– even if seems difficult in a strong ethnic mingled and diverse culture hungering for the same or other? When vulnerable identities are fully recognized inside potential promoting markets to uplift – most likely a distinguish extraction of flavored skills will comply with demand instead of create vulgar behaviors or ignorancy. Taken this in mind, trends in society can still continue focusing on maintain the European flair , than others the Latin American or the Caribbean or mixed with USA-one, the Hip-hop and fast-food included. Everyone belongs.

author-asyla-holt With promotion of the book,  Asyla wants to launch it by ways of travel (Europe-USA-Caribbean) linked with Authors’ Funark Foundation’s existence of 28 years promoting Arts/Culture. It will direct to the interest of collective traditional heritage groups in societies.  The Cover ‘Enliven Emotions’ with colored images, is focused on example of the ‘strength of the women’, as well ‘Settled heritage’ and ‘Political tradition toward somewhat gained then disrupted currency on societies’ Emancipation’. Finally the ‘Nostalgia’s overwhelm and excite of culture and nature’, but also the traditional flair like so called ‘the drum’ within Black community. Then the climax running down in peace.

This new approach is chosen – next to interest in resource-works – with favored language through my rooted English families in Windward Islands. The meanings exposed are daily facing facts in Lower Islands were I live and are for gaining growth and awareness. It awaits discussions and arguments in course of time. Paintings and Pictures are from the Artist and her Children.

The 36 pagesEnliven Emotions’ inclusive images of photo’s and paintings can be ordered at Amazon, Barnes and Nobles,  Goodreads  and Publisher Author House-England and USA/UK and others. This Prose-book was possible through receiving Grant from Prins Bernhard Funds for Dutch Caribbean.

A 2017 sponsor campaign for launching the book and travels to Surinam (Polished here) Bonaire (with Engraved design Launch) and Holland were settled by ways of  Promotion works and independent Artists’ Marketing. ( see and web-page ‘I am made in Curacao’-Asyla ten Holt). Furthermore for Launch activities within the islands, Caribbean and USA please direct to  Asyla ten Holt at my mail address and or online LinkedIn or Facebook Asyla’s Art and for personal ordering her book.  2018 awaits a second Prose writing and intention is to Auction Asyla’s Retrospective Arts.  For Appointment  0-5999-5268813 (app) and or 











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