Funark (non-profit) Foundation initially started in 1987 – founded by me as a working  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 dedication to programs with interviewing Artists from all grounds living in the Antilles and write articles in Dutch and Papiamentu-newspapers. Afterwards the interest grew in self organizing Solo and Group- Exhibitions inclusive informative Poetry booklets. Then came along the idea for giving workshops and furthermore outdoors trips reviews and happenings. So big part of the Netherlands Antilles were getting atention, now 3 Autonomous islands next to 3 Provinces of Netherlands.


Recently Funark Foundation was exploring the ocassion to activate again from being dorment for a while. Intention is now to  to acquire for new options by ways of gathering sponsored materials for workshops in ‘Stretching an Art therapies’ and in attending outdoors Art-Cultural In-Residency projects.  First a Fund Campaign for Launching a New book and Monograph Exhibit was attended. It concerned Prose writings in full color illustrative outlook called ‘ Enliven Emotions’. (AuthorHouse), with online sale-options like Amazon etc. A second Prose writing tends to be ready for 2018.


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 in her countryside of Bandabou-Curacao in area of Tera Kora inclusive on Google search-net.  Her aspiration as an observer is linked with her Cultural Society and she tries to connect with distinctive issues and judgments that ultimately will lead to attract in Asyla’s Art.  The addressing issues are focussed on mental transformation at drawing narrative aspects from a complex Contemporary Culture. To proceed, her driving force will enhance the value as citizen-artist in Dutch-Caribbean and she’ll carry on creating narratives and keep busy as self supported woman.

The first significant prose-book publishing (former publishing were rhythmic poetry booklets and illustration works presented in Solo-Art exhibitions), became opportunity to lay down islands’ vulnerable confronting issues into Titles, humorously expressed. The moods from both lower- and upper trends of individual-living and nature-preservatives are extracted in a segregated manner to questioning surviving aspects, struggle with emancipation and criticize corruptible functions, while at other end the feel for extraordinary comfort in nature. Choice is also the keeping distance from what’s daily going on social-politically on drilling arguments and live confortably. The colonial identity expresses itself in constant urging sentiment. But likewise though an intermezzo every ethnic group urges into nature to feeling free and release stress..

Ultimately Asyla’s Visual Arts and Prose writings will favor for being part of societies’ development and she seeks voluptuously offered choices– even if seems difficult in a strong ethnic mingled and diverse culture hungering for the same ? But Everyone Belongs.

author-asyla-holt  By ways of travel (Europe-USA-Caribbean) is launching – linked with Authors’ Funark Foundation’s existence 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.

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 in Curacao at Bruna-bookstore-ZuikertuintjeMall. This Prose-book was possible through Grant from Prins Bernhard Funds for Dutch Caribbean.  

A 2017  launching the book  traveled so far to Surinam (Polished here), Bonaire (with Engraved design Launch) and Holland – Curacao House. ( see and web-page ‘I am made in Curacao’-Asyla ten Holt).  2018 awaits a second Prose writing and intention of an Auction Asyla’s Retrospective Arts.  For Appointment  0-5999-5268813 (app) and info or 











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