Why and for whom?
The objective of the Cross-Border Design Contest is to offer a cross-border stage for internationally emerging talent in the art world in general and in the world of industrial and product design in particular. The contest also offers participants an opportunity to further develop their talents and to draw inspiration from like-minded fellow students in neighbouring countries. In addition, the project aims to promote Limburg both nationally and internationally as a dynamic cross-border region where tasteful design, creative entrepreneurship and innovation coalesce beautifully.
Potential participants in the Cross-Border Design Contest are ambitious, talented third-year students of internationally renowned design institutes in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and the United Kingdom. and Switzerland. The institutes invited to select students to participate in this contest are Hochschule Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences, Luca School of Arts/MAD (Hasselt and Genk), CSM Central Saint Martins (London), Koninklijke Academie voor schone Kunsten Antwerpen and, of course, Mafad Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design. Each institute may register between five and ten participants in the Cross-Border Design Contest.