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28 Dec 2017

Invitation to apply for a residency at AiR Tilburg - SEA Foundation

SEA Foundation's shop window - with work from Paul Drissen (2015)

SEA Foundation funded residency program
AiR Tilburg Netherlands - SEA Foundation


Application deadline: 5 January 2018

Residency coordinator

SEA Foundation
Tivolistraat 22
The Netherlands

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Duration up to 3 months
Application deadline: 5 January 2018
Due to the holiday season the deadline has been extended.
SEA Foundation invites artists, curators and writers to apply for a place in the residency program 2018

SEA Foundation is a Dutch not-for-profit, artist-led organisation in Tilburg the Netherlands established in 2011. Over the past few years SEA Foundation became known as an umbrella label for, support, solo exhibitions, art projects, exchanges and publications. From 2013 we also run an Artist in Residence programme – AiR Tilburg – which attracts artists, curators and writers to residencies that include bespoke mentoring.


AiR Tilburg Residency Program is suited to local and international thinkers and practitioners: artists, writers, curators, sound artists, cultural managers, and academics, providing them with the opportunity to live and work in Tilburg while developing individual projects and immersing themselves in the region's creative sphere. The residencies are run alongside an exhibition and public program, enabling residents to benefit from collaboration with these programs that draw participants and mentors from a wide range backgrounds.

As an AiR Tilburg resident you have uninterrupted, self-directed work time. Depending on your proposal you may focus on production of new work, research as well as development concepts. During each residency period there are optional activities that are conceived to promote not only collaboration between artists, but to empower ideas between different participants as well as facilitate interdisciplinary learning. Resident artists, writers and curators embrace the role of contributing to an active platform of thinking, discussion, production and sharing.
It is optional to give a talk, workshop, end the residency with an exhibition, draft a proposal, work with local organisations or revise a manuscript or make an artist book to name a few. AiR Tilburg Netherlands assists residents by approaching contacts and making arrangements as and when the project requires. Depending on the nature of the work, residents work with an external mentor, curator, master and/or a SEA Foundation team member.

AiR Tilburg Netherlands resides together with SEA Foundation in an Amsterdam School style building. The building has recently been renovated into an artist colony - a hub of artistic activity where exhibitions, talks, meet-ups, screenings and residencies are organised. The residency comprises 2 live/work studios (for single or double occupancy) each with a private bathroom and studio-working facilities. On the ground floor there is a project space that stages public and/or discursive activities. Apart from resident's studios there are common rooms like kitchen, salon, dining room, gallery, garden and another two guest bedrooms with en-suite facilities. Therefore, AiR Tilburg Netherlands, can accommodated up to 8 people at once.

AiR Tilburg Netherlands studios are secure, set in a private lush town garden and accessible 24/7. They have natural light and offer seclusion and tranquility in Tilburg city centre.
Studio 110 m2. Well equipped, perfect northern daylight studio, with workshop and a comfortable guestroom (sleeps max 2 persons), bathroom en-suite, garden terrace. Incl. mentoring up to 4 hours per week, peer-to-peer talks, guidance, technical advice, WIFI, and outings.
Curators and Writers:
Studio 30 m2. Well equipped study, guest room (sleeps 2 max), bathroom en-suite, south-facing balcony 35 m2. Incl. up to 4 hours mentoring per week, peer-to-peer talks, guidance, WIFI and outings.

Carefully read the instructions
Apply in Dutch or English


Download the application form from
Incomplete forms will not be considered
Add the following documents in .pdf
- Artist's statement
- CV or resume (max 2 pages)
- Selfie in the studio
- contact details for 2 supporting references (for emerging artists only)
- 5 – 10 work examples (images max 500 Kb each .jpg) or url's to video works, created in the last 4 years, providing details for each image or link in a separate document (title of work, date executed, media and dimensions
Project/research proposal max 500 words
- Pay 30 Euro application fee


Download the application form from
Incomplete forms will not be considered
Add the following documents in .pdf
- CV and portfolio (max. 10 pages) with a list of exhibitions and other relevant information
- Description of the residency project including an anticipated schedule. (max 3000 words)
- Motivation (max. 300 words).
- Selfie at work (.jpg)
- Pay 30 Euro application fee.

View the OPEN CALL 2018 on our website: