Open Call

Call for Applications 2021

Jan van Eyck Academie

With Funding
Free / No Costs
Maastricht, Netherlands


Your application will be assessed by a selection committee consisting of the director and the curator/resident liaison of the Jan van Eyck, the institute’s advisers and one or two external members. The selection committee will assess your application based on the following criteria: The quality of your work; Your artist’s attitude and ambition, visual and reflective skills; The meaning and relevance of your proposal for a residency at the academy; Your In-Lab proposal.

Number of Participants

Lasting 12 months, you may indicate whether you would like to start your residency in April 2021 or September 2021. Upon successful acceptance into the programme, the exact starting date of your residency will be determined by the institute, but, of course, in consultation with you; 32 up to 35 spots are available each year.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


July 01, 2020 - October 01, 2020


  • $2,000.00 material budget (one-time)
  • $900.00 stipend (monthly)


Computer Lab, Conference Rooms, Co-Working, Darkroom, Desk Space, Film Editing Suite, Gallery, Individual Studio, Installation Space, Large Format Printers, Library, Print Shop, Wood Shop


Breakfast, Coffee, Lunch, Tea, Vegan, Vegetarian

Public Programs

Exhibition, Open Studios, Performances, Publication, Readings, Visiting Professionals, Workshops


Animation, Architecture, Book Arts, Cartoonist, Chefs, Cinematography, Collective, Culinary, Curatorial, Design, Digital Media, Film, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Land Art, Moving Image, Multimedia, Performance Art, Photography, Printmaking, Research, Sculpture, Sound Art, Textile, Visual Arts


Dutch, English

Program Description

Artists, curators, designers ranging from graphic and fashion to food and social design, writers, and architects are welcome to apply for a 12-month residency starting in 2021. As a multi-disciplinary post-academic institute, the Jan van Eyck Academie offers residency programmes to those who wish to broaden their artistic horizons and develop their art practice in depth. Each participant is equipped with a private studio, can count on the guidance of our advisers, and can make use of the expertise of our library and Labs – Photography & Audiovisual, Materials & Construction, Food, Printing & Publishing and Future Materials. The departments for Nature Research, Art & Society and Research & Education support the artists in realizing their projects in collaboration with external parties, and further artistic and academic research. Next to their individual projects, participants are encouraged to collaboratively develop an In-Lab project.

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