Jan van Eyck Academie

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Founded 1948
Maastricht, Netherlands


The Van Eyck is an international, multidisciplinary institute for artistic talent development located in Maastricht, the Netherlands that furthers experiment, research, production, collaboration and exchange. Artists, designers, curators, (landscape) architects, and writers come from all over the world to work on their own projects during a residency that lasts 6 up to 12 months. The academy works with experienced advisors and boasts quality labs (wood, metal, printing, photography/new media, a Lab for nature research and a library). Additionally, the Van Eyck organizes master classes and courses and a public programme consisting of exhibitions, presentations and lectures. The multiform character of the Van Eyck appeals to the artistic and intellectual versatility of the participants and enables them to deepen and ramify their talents and skills in the short and long run.

Local Information

The Van Eyck is located in a striking, light and open modernist building by architect Peutz and has three gardens that can be used by our participants. The academy is situated right in the historical centre of Maastricht, near the music academy, the art academy, the drama academy and the university. It is also near the border of Germany and Belgium, cities such as Cologne (110 km), Düsseldorf (110 km), Brussels (120 km), Paris (400 km), London (490 km) and Berlin (680 km) are relatively close by.

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