The Jan van Eyck Academy is a post-academic, multidisciplinary institute for artistic talent development. It is located in Maastricht, the Netherlands, and it strives to further experiment-based research, production, collaboration and exchange.
Van Eyck's artists, designers, curators, (landscape) architects, and writers come from all over the world to delve into their own projects during an artistic residency that lasts between six and twelve months.
The Academy works with experienced advisors and boasts quality laboratories (wood, metal, printing, photography/new media), nature research facilities and an accessible library. Additionally, the Van Eyck organises master classes and courses, complemented with a public programme consisting of exhibitions, presentations and lectures.
The multifaceted character of the Jan van Eyck Academy 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. The work of the participants represents the result of various interlinked processes. It especially testifies to an art practice that is both investigative and committed.
Our featured artist-in-residence Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov is currently staging a residency with our partners at the Van Eyck, parallel to his work for the AFEW Culture Initiative.