Jan van Eyck Academie

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The life at the academy supports a balance between vita activa and the vita contemplativa.  The academy provides its residents with a studio where project planning, investigations and reflections can take place. The academy’s resources and Labs – wood, metal, printing & publishing, photography & new media, a library, Food Lab and a Lab for Nature Research – as well as both internal and external events inspire experiments and collaborations, further widening participants’ horizons and skills.

Our participants are also welcome to organise events, In-Labs and various collaborative projects. In a manner of speaking, the residency and its programme is effected by what a participant individually contributes and develops.

Every participant’s research is supported and advised by regular studio visits by renowned art professionals, the academy’s advisors and guests.

Residency Programme since: 1978
Description of Organisation:

The Jan van Eyck is a multiform institute for fine art, design and reflection. Located on the border of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, this post-academic institute is a safe haven for talented graphic, fashion and food designers, visual artists, curators, architects, and landscape architects, writers, and other artistic researchers from around the world. They are provided with the time and space to develop their work in breadth and depth with all facilities and expertise at hand.

Organisation founded in: 1948
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • Dutch
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Exhibition at end of residency
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 6 – 12
Number of studios: N/A
Number of artists in residence at one time: more than 20
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Computer
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Application process: Digital application
Expenses paid by the artist:
  • Travel
  • Food
Other activities happening at the space:
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibition
  • Cafe/restaurant
Selection process: By committee
Setting: Urban
Nearest Airport: Maastricht-Aachen Airport – Eindhoven Airport – Brussels Airport – Duesseldorf Airport – Cologne Airport
Nearest Train Station: Maastricht
How to reach by plane: Schiphol airport, Amsterdam Maastricht/ Aachen airport.Eindhoven Airport – Brussels Airport – Duesseldorf Airport – Cologne AirportSee for a map: www.janvaneyck.nl
How to reach by train: Central station Maastricht.See for a map: www.janvaneyck.nl
How to reach by car: Via motorway A2/E25.See for a map: www.janvaneyck.nl
Street & Number: Academieplein 1
Postal Code: 6211 KM
City: Maastricht
Country long: Netherlands
Academieplein 1
Maastricht 6211 KM NLD
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