Van Eyck Academie open call

Van Eyck Academie open call

The Jan van Eyck Academie invites visual artists and designers of all disciplines (graphic, fashion, food, etc.), (landscape) architects, curators/writers and researchers to apply for a residency of 12 months. The multidisciplinary character of the Jan van Eyck Academie appeals to the artistic and intellectual versatility of the applicants. Their work testifies to an art practice that is investigative and committed. Participants of the Jan van Eyck Academie are provided with the time and space to develop their work in breadth and depth with all facilities and expertise at hand. 

  • A residency at the Jan van Eyck Academie is from 2020 onwards set to 12 months. A residency can start either in April or November 2020. The exact starting date of your residency is determined by the institute.
  • 32 up to 35 spots are available each year.
  • There is no age limit (participants are generally between 26-42 years old).
  • Artists who previously have been in residence at another post-academic institute (Rijksakademie, De Ateliers, BAK, Sundaymorning @ ekwc) in the Netherlands, cannot apply for a work period at the Jan van Eyck Academie.
  • The enrolment fee at the academy amounts to €2,750 at an annual basis. The enrolment fee should be paid before 1 February 2020.
  • Participants receive a monthly stipend of €900 and a working budget of €2,000 annually.
  • Duos or collectives can apply with 1 project proposal for 1 residency at the Jan van Eyck. When selected they will share 1 studio and 1 stipend. In that case, the enrolment fee has to be paid only once.
  • Participants are expected to settle in Maastricht or direct surroundings (in a radius of 10 km) during their stay at the Van Eyck.

Applying is done digitally and in English via the online application form. The deadline for submitting your application is 1 October 2019 Midnight (CEST Timezone). The registration fee is €70. The payment procedure is included in the online application: on finalizing the form you will be redirected to Paypal where you can pay the fee.

In the online application form you can upload your documentation as one PDF file. This PDF file should not be larger than 10 MB. An application consists of the following parts, preceded by a table of contents:

  • a project proposal stating goals and purpose of your stay (max. 500 words)
  • first ideas concerning an In-Lab (max. 500 words)
  • documentation of recent work (dating back no longer than 5 years, maximum 25 pages, 1 or 2 images per page)
  • your resume (max. 2 pages)

For large files (like videos), please insert a link to the server/website/You Tube/Vimeo where the file can be viewed. Please make sure all the links to external sites work. Double-check your links in the final PDF before submitting it. If links do not work, the selection committee cannot review your application correctly. The links should be active for at least up to two months after the deadline has passed.

Documentation tips:

  • Keep in mind that most of the applications are initially viewed on a horizontal screen (laptop); so place your work in horizontal slides (unless the original work is vertical).
  • Make sure you place only one or two works per slide (combining too many works makes the page illegible).
  • Please insert title, material, size and year of the work next to or under the image on the same slide.