Calling motivated young professionals from all around the world to join Dutch Invertuals Academy!

Dutch Invertuals Academy is an intensive, online program for young design professionals interested in developing their skills and career. After a successful first edition we are launching the next Dutch Invertuals Academy program in January 2021! Will you be part of it? Sign up during Dutch Design Week 2020 and receive a discount.

Rock with
the best!

You will be rocking with the best in fields like color and material research, design experiment and concept development. Experienced tutors, lecturers, and special guests from our vast Invertual network – each with their own set of skills and expertise – will guide you through this inspiring journey.

Time schedule of first Academy program (as example)



Dutch Invertuals Academy is centered around the theme ‘True Matter’, an expression of the global shift from a careless to a caring attitude. Because participants join from all around the world, this theme sheds a light on our local identities, but also gives us insight in what truly matters globally.

Practical details

To apply, send us a selection of your work in pdf (max. 5 pages with images and text), and a personal statement (1 page) to before December 13. We only have a limited number of places available, so we will carefully select participants according to their ambition, passion, experimental attitude, and focus. Selected participants will be notified on December 20.

Upon acceptance, you will receive an invoice for the admission fee. After payment, your participation is confirmed and you will join the Academy starting January 18. Before the start of the program we will send you all the necessary information including time schedules and briefings.

Feel free to contact us via for more information.


Program: January 18 to February 26

Exhibition: digital exhibition in Spring 2021, connected to international design festivals (physical exhibition if covid-19 restrictions allow it)


Dutch Design Week Discount: € 1.250 / $ 1.475 (apply before October 25)

Early Bird: € 1.400  / $ 1.650 (apply October 26 – November 15)

Regular: € 1.600 / $ 1.885 (apply November 16 – December 13)

Graduates: € 1.250 / $ 1.475  (graduated in or after 2019, please attach your diploma)

+ Costs for shipping your final project to Eindhoven if a physical exhibition is possible in Spring 2021 (return shipping is covered by Dutch Invertuals)


Online: Zoom, Vimeo and Slack


Lectures, workshops and meetings: ± 40 hours in 6 weeks

– Weekly lectures / workshops: 2 to 4 hours (14 pm time Netherlands)

– Weekly group session: 2 hours (14 pm time Netherlands)

– Weekly tutor group meeting: 2 hours (depending on time zone)

– Individual meeting: on request

Creating work: own time investment

Time schedule first Academy program (as example)


Fuutlaan 12b
5613 AB Eindhoven
The Netherlands
+31 (0)40 – 7502401

Curator/Creative Director

Business Manager




Dutch Invertuals B.V.

K.v.K. 68191111
VAT. 857338572B01
Bank NL66ABNA024.78.58.137

Thanks to

Bram Vanderbeke – scenography
Edhv – graphic design
Invertual network – tutors & lecturers
Julia Veldman – documentary
Julian Ellerby – moderator & article
Laura Houseley – copy designers
Mark Brand – web development
Raw Color – campaign visuals
Roos Pollman – sound design
Schimmel & Schweikle – 3d visuals

Supported by

Brabant C
Cultuur Eindhoven