Call for applications: Jan van Eyck Academie 2019–2020 for Academy of Fine Arts' Alumni

Call for applications – Jan van Eyck Academie, multiform institute for fine art, design and reflection in Maastricht (NL) 2019–2020

Open 4.2.2019–4.3.2019 at 4 pm (Finnish time).

The University of the Arts Helsinki’s Academy of Fine Arts started in 2015 a residency programme for its alumi funded by the Saastamoinen Foundation. The programme is supporting post-graduate studies of visual artists by awarding grants for several high-quality residency centres, which have a partnership with the Academy. These are Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, ISCP – International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York, Space in London, and LIFT – Liason of Independent Filmmakers in Toronto. The open call for all these residencies is from the 4th of February to the 4th of March. In addition, if an alumnus from the Academy of Fine Arts will be accepted to the residency programme of the Rijksakademie van Beldeende Kunsten in Amsterdam the Academy will award her/him a grant as well (one / year). The call for the residency at the Rijksakademie ended on the 2nd of February.

This call is for one 12-month residency at Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. The residency will start on the 1st of October 2019.

All the MFA-alumni of the Academy of Fine Arts under 40-years old who have adequate experience of independent artistic practice are welcome to apply. The full grant funded by the Saastamoinen Foundation is 54 000 € and it covers the studio, access to well-equipped labs and contents of the program of the Jan van Eyck Academie, the travel fees back and forth to Maastricht and the stipend of 1200€/month for the artist for accommodation and living costs as well as the work budget of 2000 euros / year.

The artist who will be awarded is asked to write a report of the residency period and send it to the Academy of Fine Arts and to the Saastamoinen Foundation in two-month time after finishing the residency. She /He is also asked to tell about the residency to the students of the Academy of Fine Arts in an event that will be agreed later.

Applying is done digitally and it has to be sent to  kuva.kirjaamo@uniarts.fi latest on Monday 4th of March 2019 at 4 pm. Please see the detailed guidelines for the application below.

The selection will be done in two parts. First the jury nominated by the Academy of Fine arts and confirmed by the Saastamoinen Foundation will make a shortlist. The members of the jury are: Professor Joasia Krysa (John Moores University, Liverpool / Liverpool Biennial), independent curator, writer, editor and radio host Radna Rumping (Amsterdam) and Professor Frank Brümmel (Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki). The final decision will be made at the Jan van Eyck Academie by Hicham Khalidi, director of the Van Eyck Academie and two other members of the selection committee of the Van Eyck. The results will be announced in April 2019.

For the further information about the residency programme, please see:
www.janvaneyck.nl

For the further information about the call, please contact:
Johanna Vakkari, Vice Dean, Academy of Fine Arts of Uniarts Helsinki
johanna.vakkari (at) uniarts.fi

There will be a briefing about the residencies in mid-February at the Academy of Fine Art’s premises. The exact time and place will be announced later.

 

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Call for applications - Van Eyck, Multiform institute for fine art, design and reflection, Maastricht (NL) 2019–2020

The Van Eyck invites artists, designers, photographers, curators, writers and thinkers to apply for a 12-month residency at the Jan van Eyck Academie.

The Jan van Eyck Academie is a post academic multi-disciplinary institute that furthers experiment, research, study, production and exchange. The academy is a catalyst in the process of talent development; it activates talent in open relationships with the world. Promising artists, designers, photographers, curators, architects, writers and other thinkers can apply every year for the 35 spots available at the academy.

The participants make work of their own and contribute to projects of the Hubert van Eyck Academie, of Van Eyck Mirror, of collaborating partners, of Lab workshops, of In-Labs. They are given the time and space that is needed to develop their talents, to discover as yet unexplored perspectives and delve into deeper layers of themselves and involve the world around them.

Applying

Applying is done digitally. All the required parts have to be sent in one PDF file to kuva.kirjaamo@uniarts.fi latest on Monday 4th of March 2019 at 4 pm. For the title, please use your name and “Jan van Eyck_alumniresidency”. For voluminous files (like videos), please insert a link to the server/website/You Tube/Vimeo where the file can be viewed. Please make sure all the links to external sites work at least up to two months after the deadline has past.

Your application consists of:

1.) The cover letter with practical details (name, address, contacts) with a short presentation.

2.) PDF file containing the following parts:

  • a project proposal stating goals and purpose of your stay: max. 500 words (In the proposal, please include a section on how this residency will fit within your practice and why this is a good time for you to be applying for it.)

  • first ideas concerning an In-Lab: max. 500 words

  • documentation of recent work: dating back no longer than 5 years, max. 20 works (Please note that referring to website link will not be accepted as previous work material, applicants must send a PDF portfolio). Please include the basic information about each work (year, technique, materials, measures / duration etc.)

  • your resume (max. 2 pages)

* Please insert a clear table of contents!

The members of the jury (for the shortlist) are: Professor Joasia Krysa (John Moores University, Liverpool / Liverpool Biennial), independent curator, writer, editor and radio host Radna Rumping (Amsterdam) and Professor Frank Brümmel (Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki). The final decision will be made at the Jan van Eyck Academie by Hicham Khalidi, director of the Van Eyck Academie and two other members of the selection committee of the Van Eyck. The results will be announced in April 2019.

Facts

Participants receive amongst others:

- a studio
- a monthly stipend of 1200,- Euros
-  a work budget of 2000,- Euros per year
- advise by our advisors; experienced artists, designers, curators and art critics, who will come by regularly during studio visits
- advise by different guest advisors who will come by during studio visits
- access to well-equipped Labs (wood and metal, print, photo and video and a library), run by experts in their discipline

Participants are expected to:

- engage, next to their work in the studio, in In-Labs and external projects set up by Van Eyck Mirror, the project bureau of the Van Eyck.
- to settle in Maastricht or direct surroundings during their stay at the academy

Profile participants

The Van Eyck welcomes promising and established artists, writers, curators, and thinkers. Every applicant shares our belief that insight comes through exchange with other: insight in the meaning of things, in your own practice, in the (art) world. Besides working in your own studio, you are expected to take an active part in the Van Eyck programme, to participate in one of the Mirror projects and to be involved in one or more In-Labs.

* Duo's or collectives are also welcome to apply; they share 1 spot at the Van Eyck

A studio of your own

At the Van Eyck you have a studio of your own to write proposals, work on your project, investigate. In our view, the studio equals the classic vita contemplativa. The programme stands for the vita activa. Both are correlated and as such strike a perfect balance.

The programme

The programme is the sum total of the general programme and several more specific programmes. The generic programme consists of regular studio visits by advisors and guest, of lectures, debates, presentations. The specific programmes comprise what happens in the Labs, the In-Labs, the Mirror Lab and what you individually contribute and develop. Leitmotif of the annual programme is set by the artistic and content related needs of the participants.

In-Lab

The In-Labs are modules established by like-minded participants. An In-Lab offers you the opportunity to join together over shared curiosities and urgent questions, to study something in depth, and/or broaden your critical views. It is the occasion to enhance your knowledge of and skills in your own field of expertise, or, on the contrary, within another discipline. Guests from outside can be invited to add to the working of the In-Labs, and (public) events are often organised to expand the In-Labs breadth. This makes the In-Lab a unique elaboration of the Van Eyck programme, both for outside audiences and all participants.

Living accommodation

The Van Eyck can assist in finding a room in Maastricht. Renting a room through the Van Eyck amounts to around €350 a month.

Language of communication

Participants at the Van Eyck come from all over the world. The languages of communication at the academy are Dutch and English. We expect you to master the English language sufficiently to be able to converse and collaborate with the participants and staff members.

Agreement of collaboration

When you enroll as a participant at the Van Eyck an agreement of collaboration will be effected. This agreement states all the details concerning your stay, working period, the policies of the academy and mutual rights and duties. Once you have signed this agreement your working period at the Van Eyck can take a start.

For the further information about the residency programme, please see:
www.janvaneyck.nl

Van Eyck
Multiform Institute for fine art, design and reflection
Academieplein 1
6211 KM Maastricht
The Netherlands
T: +31 43 3503709
E:  info@janvaneyck.nl

For the further information about the call, please contact:
Johanna Vakkari, Vice Dean, Academy of Fine Arts of Uniarts Helsinki
johanna.vakkari (at) uniarts.fi