The Jan van Eyck Academy was founded in 1948 and has since then undergone many changes. Today the academy focuses on research and production in the area of fine arts, design and art theory. It is named after the famous painter Jan van Eyck. In 2012, the Hubert van Eyck Academie was established as a ‘teaching bridge’, linking the Jan van Eyck Academy with Maastricht University and other Maastricht art schools.
About the Jan van Eyck Academy:
“The Jan van Eyck Academie is a catalyst in the process of talent development. It activates talent in open relationships with the world. The Jan van Eyck Academie is an innovative and outward-looking post-academic institution. It is international and interdisciplinary.
Its quality labs, national and international partnerships and plural institutional structure form the connecting conditions for its development of young and proven talent. It considers it important that doing and thinking are inextricably linked together in its daily practice. In the In-Labs – the workshop for this interaction between the classical vita activa and vita contemplativa – young and established talents are encouraged to further develop their individual and ‘adopted’ project proposals in a critical and reciprocal relationship with each other and the world – and so make a contribution to the development of art and its significance for society.”