- Location：Maastricht, the Netherlands
- Disciplines and Media：Visual Arts,Architecture,Photography,New Media,Curatorial and research,Design,Writing,Art crafts
- Residency Period：Begins April 2018
- Grant：Monthly stipend of €900, an individual production budget of €2,000 per year
- Institution Provide：Studio and labs
- Paid by artist：€65 registration fee, €2,750/year enrollment fee
1. The whys of applying
The Van Eyck is a multidisciplinary institute that furthers experiment, research, study, production, and exchange. In our institute promising artists, designers, curators, (landscape) architects, writers and other thinkers are given the time and space that is needed to develop their talents, to discover as yet unexplored perspectives and delve into deeper layers of their selves. Apply if you feel the time is ripe to take your work to another level in an open environment, to experiment and investigate, to see your work reflected in the mirror of the world or to do what no one fully grasps yet. Apply if you would like to meet artists, designers, curators, architects, and thinkers from all quarters of the world. Apply if you want to be part of a community, establish collaborations and set up an In-Lab with other participants. Apply if you want to make use of our high-quality, well-equipped Labs. Apply if you would like to participate in a Mirror Lab project or a project by the Jac. P. Thijsse Lab for Nature Research. Apply because you know the Van Eyck is the right place to be for you.
2. Van Eyck Institute
The Van Eyck is an international multiform organization for fine art, design, and reflection. The Van Eyck has a multiform structure consisting, firstly, of the Jan van Eyck Academie, the international post-academic institute for talent development and its Labs; of the Hubert van Eyck Academie, which takes responsibility for educational and project-based collaboration; of Van Eyck Mirror, the project agency which brings participants and cultural and social actors into mutual contact; The Jac. P. Thijsse Lab for Nature Research; of Van Eyck Services, which manages the utilization of the building and the Labs by third parties; and of the Van Eyck Café-restaurant, an open interface with the outside world. These components interlock like gears in the mechanism of the Van Eyck; the outputs of this mechanism include the programme and the links between participants and external partners.
3. Profile participants
The Van Eyck welcomes artists, designers, photographers, landscape architects, architects, writers, curators, and thinkers (participants are generally between 22 - 41 years old). Every applicant shares our belief that insight comes through exchange with other: insight in the meaning of things, in your own practice, in the (art) world. Besides working in your own studio, you are expected to take an active part in the Van Eyck programme, to participate in one of the Mirror or Hubert van Eyck projects and to be involved in one or more In-Labs.
• Duo's or collectives can apply for 1 residency at the Jan van Eyck Academie (this means sharing 1 studio, sharing the stipend, sharing the enrolment fee).
• If you previously have been a resident at another post-academic institute (Rijksakademie, De Ateliers) in the Netherlands, you can not apply for a work period at the Van Eyck
4. A studio of your own
At the Van Eyck you have a studio of your own to write proposals, work on your project, investigate. In our view, the studio equals the classic vita contemplativa. The programme stands for the vita activa. Both are correlated and as such strike a perfect balance.
5. The programme
The programme is the sum total of the general programme and several more specific programmes. The generic programme consists of regular studio visits by advisors and guest, of lectures, debates, and presentations. The specific programmes comprise what happens in the Labs, the In-Labs, the Mirror projects and what you individually contribute and develop. Leitmotif of the annual programme is set by the artistic and content-related needs of the participants.
The In-Labs are modules established by like-minded participants. An In-Lab offer participants the opportunity to join together over shared curiosities and urgent questions, to study something in depth, and/or broaden their critical views. It is the occasion to enhance their knowledge of and skills in their own field of expertise, or, on the contrary, within another discipline. Guests from outside can be invited to add to the working of the In-Labs, and (public) events are often organised to expand their breadth.
7. Collaborative projects
On a regular basis Van Eyck is asked by third parties to make contributions to projects and manifestations. In addition, Van Eyck Mirror, the Van Eyck project agency, actively secures commissions and projects for the Van Eyck. Also, the Hubert van Eyck Academie initiates or contributes to collaborative projects. The participants are expected to participate in a project of their own choosing.
8. Meeting place
The Van Eyck boasts well-fitted Labs (wood, metal, printing and publishing, photography, video and new media, a library and a Lab for nature research), 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.
9. The building
The Van Eyck institute is situated in Maastricht at the heart of the EU region MeuseRhine and occupies a monumental modernist building designed by architect Peutz. The renovation works that were concluded in 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.
10. Number of places
The Van Eyck offers places to ca. 40 participants on an annual basis. The duration of the residency ranges from six up to twelve months, depending on individual proposals and wishes. After due consideration, an extension can be granted.
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