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Call for Applications: Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht

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Deadline: 15 April 2010

Jan van Eyck Academie
Academieplein 1
6211 KM Maastricht
The Netherlands

Artists, designers and theoreticians are invited to submit research and production proposals to become a researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academie. The application deadline is 15 April 2009.

The Jan van Eyck Academie is an institute for research and production in the fields of fine art, design and theory. Every year, 48 international researchers realise their individual or collective projects in the artistic and critical environment that is the Jan van Eyck. In doing so, they are advised by a team of artists, designers and theoreticians who have won their spurs globally.

Multi-Disciplinary Research
Artists, designers and theoreticians at the Jan van Eyck Academie work alongside each other and establish cross-disciplinary exchange. The academy is not led by predetermined leitmotivs. The research projects, miscellaneous in nature, make the Jan van Eyck a multi-disciplinary institute.

Researchers, departments and the institute organise various weekly activities, to which special speakers are invited: lectures, seminars, workshops, screenings, exhibitions, discussions, … The Jan van Eyck community and external interested parties are welcome to attend this programme. The result is a dynamic and critical exchange between the different agents from within and outside of the Jan van Eyck.

Researchers can avail themselves of facilities that support their projects from first concept to public presentation, including the library, the documentation centre and various workshops. They can also get assistance with their print work, the editing and distribution of publications and the publicity of events. All researchers receive their own studio and a stipend.

Candidates applying for Fine Art, Design or Theory are asked to propose an individual research project. They can also indicate their interest in participating in one of the projects that are offered by the department of their choice or one of the other departments (please see Research candidates can apply for a one-year or two-year research period starting annually on 1 January. It is also possible to apply to do research for a different period and with a different starting date.

More info: Please visit our website for more information and for the upcoming series of video messages by Kim de Groot, designer of the JVE 2010 recruitment campaign.


Fine Art

The Fine Art department offers a unique space for experimentation, production, reflection and debate. Researchers conduct their artistic research in an environment that encourages questioning of the assumptions, forms, meanings and contexts that are tied to the practice of making art today. The Fine Art department welcomes artists, individuals and groups, without stipulating conditions regarding form, content and media.

Advising researchers: Hans-Christian Dany, Imogen Stidworthy, Nasrin Tabatabai & Babak Afrassiabi

The Design department focuses on design as research, discourse and publishing. It initiates and supports research projects in the areas of cultural and corporate identity, mapping, print and new media publishing, urban and regional identity, and book design. The department expressly solicits individual designers to propose and carry out their own research in exchange with the institute’s array of events and presentations. Whereas the department formerly focused on graphic and communication design, it has widened its scope to include spatial, product and service design.

Advising researchers: John Palmesino, Florian Schneider, Daniel van der Velden

The Theory department is an international platform for reflection and research. Its mission is to create the opportunity for outstanding researchers to explore alternative ways of shaping their intellectual horizons by providing a stimulating environment for critical inquiry and intense debate. The Theory department welcomes applications from researchers of unusual promise who pursue their artistic and intellectual view of the interface of critical theory, philosophy, aesthetics, psychoanalysis and the visual arts.

Advising researchers: Katja Diefenbach, Mladen Dolar, Dominiek Hoens

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