Open Call

Open Call: 2 Material Research Fellowships 2025

Jan van Eyck Academie

With Funding
Maastricht, Netherlands


Fashion & Textile Material Fellowship The Fashion & Textile Material Fellowship supports an existing research project exploring sustainable and circular material approaches to fashion and/or textile materials with the overall objective to encourage the transition to more ecological and sustainable fashion systems. The projects might concern, but should not be limited to, sustainable textile fibers, dyes, or other materials being used in the making of garments; experimental material research that can shift dominant cultural views and perceptions of fashion; material projects that influence the cultural, social, political, economic dimensions of the fashion industry. Future Materials Fellowship The Future Materials Fellowship aims to support an existing project featuring a material or a materials process applicable in a broad range of creative practices and/or offer a viable alternative to common toxic or not easily recyclable fossil-based materials used in arts and design (epoxy resin

Number of Participants

2 Selected Fellows will work among a cohort of some 35 artists, designers, curators, writers, and other creative minds.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


January 15, 2025 - December 15, 2025


  • €2,250.00 material budget (one-time)
  • €1,750.00 stipend (monthly)


  • €50.00 application fee


Darkroom, Film Editing Suite, Individual Studio, Installation Space, Library, Piano, Print Shop, Wood Shop


No meals

Public Programs

Exhibition, Group Dinners, Open Studios, Visiting Professionals, Workshops, Yoga


Design, Fiber Arts, Interdiscplinary Arts, Makers, Research, Scientists, Social Practice, Visual Arts


Dutch, English

Program Description

In the framework of the Future Materials programme, the Jan van Eyck Academie is accepting applications for 1 Fashion & Textile Material Fellowship and 1 Future Materials Fellowship both lasting 11 months. 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 arts and design with the aim to foster ecologically mindful approaches in these creative fields.

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