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.
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.
- Independent Association/Foundation
- Months: 6 – 12
- Visual Art
- Performing Arts
- Textile Art
- Printmaking facilities
- Woodworking tools