Dutch, English
1948 / Residency program since 1978
6 to 12 months
Paid by host 
  • Stipend: You receive a monthly stipend of €900. From this you will have to deduct rent and living costs. Renting a room amounts to €350 - €500 a month. The rest of the stipend is meant to support yourself. It is the Van Eyck's estimate that it takes an additional €300 - €450 a month to attain an acceptable standard of living.
  • Production budget of €2,000 per year
Paid by artist 

Enrollment cost, travel, accommodation. Prior to your stay at the academy you are required to pay a personal contribution. The costs of being enrolled amounts to €2,750 at a yearly basis. 

Application guidelines 

The application fee is €70. The application is done online.


Van Eyck Academie

Van Eyck Academie


The Van Eyck is a multidisciplinary post-academic institute for artistic talent development located in Maastricht, the Netherlands that furthers experiment, research, production, collaboration and exchange. Artists, designers, curators, (landscape) architects, and writers come from all over the world to work on their own projects during a residency that lasts 6 up to 12 months. As of this year, with the installation of the new director Hicham Khalidi, they would also like to encourage fashion designers to apply for a work period at the Van Eyck in order to deepen and broaden the scope of their work.

At the Van Eyck you have a studio of your own. The academy works with experienced advisors and boasts quality labs (wood, metal, printing, photography/new media, a Lab for nature research and a library). Additionally, the Van Eyck organizes master classes and courses and a public programme consisting of exhibitions, presentations and lectures. 
The multiform character of the Van Eyck appeals to the artistic and intellectual versatility of the participants and enables them to deepen and ramify their talents and skills in the short and long run. The work of the participants is the effect and the result of various interlinked processes. It especially testifies to an art practice that is investigative and committed. The Van Eyck offers places to 35-40 participants on an annual basis.


Exhibition, catalogue.

Accommodation Information 

Van Eyck can help you find accommodation in Maastricht. It is compulsory to live in or near Maastricht during your stay at the Van Eyck. 

Studio Information 

The Van Eyck boasts well-fitted Labs (a wood and metal, a print lab, photography and video studio, a library, run by competent experts) an auditorium, gallery spaces and a café-restaurant. The facilities are available to participants and all interested parties. The comings and goings of visitors and Lab users provide ample opportunities for interesting encounters.


The Van Eyck institute is situated in the historical city centre of Maastricht, the Netherlands, at the heart of the Euregion and occupies a monumental modernist building designed by architect Peutz. The renovation works that were concluded in early 2013 have made the special qualities of the building even more prominent; the building feels more spacious, lighter and more open than ever. Simultaneous with the renovation three gardens were laid out, one of which is a vegetable garden. They reinforce the urban-cum-Arcadian feel of the Van Eyck.

Academieplein 1
6211KM Maastricht
+31 43 3503737
+31 43 3503799

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