Jan van Eyck Academie: Vroman Fellowship 2022
This Deadline Expired: Sunday, May 1, 2022
In collaboration with the Vroman Foundation, the Jan van Eyck Academie is offering a 6-month residency programme to an (inter)national artist, writer or a designer whose research falls within the intersection of art and science and who carries an inquisitive approach towards interdisciplinary thinking.
Residency period: 1 November 2022 – 30 April 2023
Application deadline: 1 May 2022, 23:59 CET
In the spirit of polymath Leo Vroman (1915 – 2014), this residency programme accommodates one Fellow with a chance to further develop their research and projects using all Jan van Eyck facilities at hand: its labs – Photography & Audiovisual, Printing & Publishing, Food, Material Matters, Future Materials –, departments – Nature Research, Research & Education and Art & Society –, as well as the Library. The selected participant will also be able to network and collaborate with fellow participants as well as gather expertise from the academy’s guests, advisers, and staff members.
The Fellow will also have access to their own studio, a production budget, a monthly stipend, and accommodation.
Learn more and apply here.
JAN VAN EYCK ACADEMIE
As a multi-disciplinary Post-Academy, the Jan van Eyck (Maastricht, NL) offers residencies to artists, designers—ranging from graphic, fashion, to food and social design—, 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 Jan van Eyck is a place for research and experimentation, as well as a place for (public) debate and cross fertilization. Self-development is tied in with collaboration and exchange. The institute is committed to exploring the agency, roles, and civic significance of art, design and other creative practices in relation to climate change, environmental breakdown, and their manifold effects. This institutional focus aims at creating a common-ground that embraces a diversity of practices and allows for a multitude of voices. https://www.janvaneyck.nl/
THE VROMAN FOUNDATION
The Vroman Foundation manages a major part of the estate of Leo and Tineke Vroman. The Foundation brings the richly diverse oeuvre of Leo Vroman to public attention by means of exhibitions, lectures and theatrical productions. It also aims to stimulate the talent development of young artists and scientists who work in a spirit similar to that of Leo Vroman: curious, transgressing boundaries, investigative and original. https://www.vromanfoundation.com/
Leo Vroman (1915-2014), firstly considered himself a scientist but was also a poet, biologist and draughtsman, and was considered one of the most versatile artists of his period. Born in the Netherlands, he fled the country during World War II and later settled in New York. His reputation in the USA was primarily as a scientist, but he was best known in the Netherlands as a poet. His writings formed a richly varied oeuvre, and his poetry in particular is considered one of the high points of Dutch literature. https://literatuurmuseum.nl/verhalen/leo-vroman