The alumni residency call for Jan van Eyck Academie is open  

The call for an alumni residency at Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht is open 1-31 March 2024. The 11 month residency starts 15 January 2025 and ends 15 December 2025.

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Academy of Fine Arts alumni are offered opportunities at international professional residency organisations. The residency grants are part of the International incubators in Fine Arts, a joint project by Uniarts Helsinki and the Saastamoinen Foundation.

As a multi-disciplinary Post-Academy, the Jan van Eyck offers annual residencies to some 45 artists, designers, writers, curators and architects from all over the world. Every participant is provided with the time, space and expertise needed to develop their artistic practice in depth. The selected artists have in common an inquisitive, open and engaged attitude, their work testifies to an art practice that is investigative and committed.   

The Jan van Eyck Academie offers its participants the tools to further develop, materialise and disseminate their research. They are encouraged to explore their ideas in a critical and reciprocal relationship with each other and the world – and in this way, make a contribution to the development of the arts and their significance for society.  

Participants can make use of the facilities and expertise of the five Labs – Food, Materials Matters, Photography & Audiovisual, Printing & Publishing, Future Materials – and three departments – Nature Research, Art & Society and Research & Education as well as the well-equipped library. Guided and supported by (guest) advisers and staff, the resident artists can spend 11 months working in their studios and throughout the academy building to develop their research in depth while simultaneously shaping the academy’s public programme. 

Read about artist Kristin Wiking´s experiences during her residency period at Jan van Eyck Academie in 2022-2023 in the Uniarts Helsinki´s alumni blog.