Spiegelgrond (Mirror Ground) is the poet-in-residence programme of the Van Eyck. Each year two poets are invited to take up a one or two month residency. They participate in the programme, interact with the other participants and present their work. The institute’s shared mirror ground will express and reveal the similarities and differences of the works and creative processes of poets, artists and designers.
In the autumn of 2013 Erik Lindner was the first poet-in-residence at the Van Eyck. Tonnus Oosterhoff worked at the Van Eyck from mid March to mid April 2014. Lieke Marsman stayed at the academy in September 2014. In April 2015 Mustafa Stitou started as the fourth poet-in-residence. K. Schippers stayed at the Van Eyck in October and November 2015. Anneke Brassinga was poet-in-residence from 11 November - 8 December 2016. Poet K. Michel joined us in June and July 2017. In January/February 2018 Vicky Francken was our poet-in-residence. In augustus, september 2019 is Frank Keizer Van Eycks poet-in-residence.
Erik Lindner has been advisor Literature at the Van Eyck since 2013.
Spiegelgrond (Mirror Ground) was initiated by the Van Eyck and the Dutch Foundation for Literature