Open Call

Future Materials Research Fellowship

Jan van Eyck Academie

With Funding
Free / No Costs
Maastricht, Netherlands


Future Materials at the Jan van Eyck Academie aims to support environmentally conscious art and design practices by conducting research and disseminating knowledge on sustainable non-toxic materials. The long-term programme promotes sustainable alternatives to fossil-based or toxic materials commonly used in the arts and design with the aim to foster ecologically mindful approaches in these two creative fields. The goal of the Future Materials Research Fellowships is to support the development of two existing sustainable - natural or circular - material projects. The selected projects shall feature a material or material process, which can be applicable in a broad range of creative processes and/or offer a viable alternative to common toxic or not easily recyclable fossil-based materials used in arts and design (epoxy resins, fossil-based polymers, plaster, inks, pigments, and others).

Number of Participants

2 Fellows will be accepted


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


September 01, 2022 - June 30, 2023


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


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


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Discussion, Open Studios, Work Exchange, Workshops


Collective, Curatorial, Design, Immersive Experiences, Intervention, Land Art, Makers, Multimedia, Research, Scientists, Visual Arts


Dutch, English

Program Description

Working in close proximity with the Jan van Eyck participants will provide the two research fellows with insights into the daily complexities of the transition towards sustainable materials. The two research fellows will be invited to embed this enhanced understanding in the development of their material projects, with the support of the Future Materials Lab, other labs of the academy – Material Matters, Printing & Publishing, Photography & Audiovisual, Food Lab, – and the Jan van Eyck Library. The two selected candidates will be offered the opportunity to develop their projects with the expertise and facilities of the Jan van Eyck Academie, Brightlands Chemelot Campus, CHILL - Chemelot Innovation and Learning Labs, and Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London.

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