Deadline: 14/02/2018

Like an Artist

3 one-month working periods for artists, designers, writers age 40 or above (no upper limit!)

In the Like an Artist project, the Van Eyck offers three one-month working periods to artists, designers, writers and other makers, beginning on 1 April or 1 May. Candidates must be age 40 or above; there is no upper limit. Applications must be received by midnight on 14 February.
The Like an Artist project forms part of a research study on talent development for mature artists, conducted in collaboration with Maastricht University. The provision of working places at the Van Eyck for mid-career and older artists is an important component of the study.
Each of the selected artists will have the use of a personal studio and a production budget at the Van Eyck for one month. They will find themselves in the company of 35 to 40 other participants who include artists, designers, architects, curators and writers. The Van Eyck offers studio visits by staff and guest mentors, well-equipped Labs (for printing & publishing, photography/new media, woodwork, metalwork, the library and nature research), and a public programme of lectures, events, workshop courses, symposia and exhibitions.
The participant in Like an Artist is intended to work on a self-chosen project that gives expression to his or her qualities. A public presentation opportunity is an essential part of the working period. The selected artists must be available for interviews with researchers from Maastricht University.
The research outcomes of Like an Artist will be presented at a symposium. There will also be a publication on the project.   

Any professional artist, designer, writer or other maker aged 40 years or more may apply. The candidate must feel empathy for the vision of the Van Eyck, and should be open to interaction with other participants, staff and visitors. He or she must also be prepared to cooperate with research on talent development in collaboration with Maastricht University. 

Applying is done digitally in either English or Dutch. In the online application form you can upload your actual application as one PDF file. This PDF file shouldn’t be larger than 10 MB.
An application consists of the following parts and should be preceded by a clear table of contents:
a) a project proposal stating goals and purpose of your stay, include (if applicable) in which Lab(s) you would like to work and for what reason (max. 600 words)
b) documentation of your work (maximum 25 pages, 1 or 2 images per page, half of your documentation should be of recent work, dating back no longer than 5 years)
c) your resume (max. 2 pages)
For voluminous files (like videos), please insert a link to the server/website/You Tube/Vimeo where the file can be viewed.
The registration fee is €25. The registration procedure is included in the online application

The three selected candidates may start their residency period at the Van Eyck either from 1 April to 1 May or from 1 May to 1 June 2018. The starting date will be determined by the Van Eyck.

For the duration of the residency, the candidate will have disposal over:
‒ a private studio
‒ a production budget of €500
‒ facilities and expertise of the Van Eyck

Accomodation is not provided  

Fees and support
The registration fee is €25
The candidates have a production budget of €500

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Like an Artist

Like an Artist


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