Open Call 2018 residency program

Open Call 2018 for visual artists, curators and writers

SEA Foundation Tilburg 2017. Image credits: Niek Hendriks

Application for
2018 residency program
is now open

On many requests, deadline extended to
6 January 2018 noon

Dear artists, curators and writers,due to the holiday season, we are feeling generous. Therefor we extend the deadline for the OPEN CALL 2018 until 6 January 2018. So no need for stress with these 10 extra days to apply! Please fill in our form which you can find right here --> đź‘ŤWith warm greetings,SEA Foundation Tilburg#nostress #boxingday #10extradays #applynow #itsthemostwonderfultimeoftheyear

Geplaatst door SEA Foundation Tilburg op dinsdag 26 december 2017

Application form (incomplete forms will not be considered)Details of two professional references who can comment on your practice….




AiR Tilburg 

Funded residency

With the Artist in Residence programme – that affords opportunities for experimentation to try out new ideas, practices and strategies – SEA Foundation promotes internationally relevant artistic production, research and discussion. SEA Foundation is located in Tilburg, in the south of the Netherlands.

SEA Foundation invites applications from visual artists, curators and writers who have a specific project or period of work to focus on, and for whom this dedicated time is invaluable. The individually shaped residencies include bespoke mentoring.

The aims are:

• To support the production of art and the theory of art
• To evoke discourse on art and art practices within a local and global context
• To promote and relay critical and researched based production of art
• To facilitate exchange between art intermediaries and artists, creating an expert network


Artistic merit is the basis for selection. All applications will be judged a panel consisting of SEA Foundation team members that is complemented by international advisors*.


1 week – 3 months

Residencies can take place from:

• February – June
• September – November

Funded by SEA Foundation:

• Studio and private living quarters
• Heating, water and electricity
• 4 hours per week bespoke mentoring and training
• Use of shared kitchen and common residency rooms
• WIFI everywhere on the premises
• Breakfast
• Use of workshop and equipment
• Use of art-related library
• Interaction with local peers and other residents
• Office facilities and printers
• PR activities
• Free parking (road side)
• Bike on loan

Additional stipends:

• Stipend of 200 per week
• Production budget 1500 euro depending on project costs

Paid by the resident:

• Travelling
• Personal expenses

SEA Foundation hosts residencies for the benefit of Curatorial Practice, Visual Arts, and Writing. To shape SEA Foundation’s expanded residency programme further an Advisory Committee has been brought together. This committee is composed of artists, critics, and curators who continuously push the boundaries of their fields. In their advisory capacity, the experts share knowledge development and initiate introductions that benefit both the residents and the programme. This is how we keep SEA Foundation abreast of interesting developments in the field of contemporary art.

Application guidelines

Download the application form
Carefully read the instructions
Apply in Dutch or English

For Artists

Add the following documents in .pdf

  • Application form for artists (incomplete forms will not be considered)
  • 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 by credit card (use donation button)
PayPal (see application form)
Or by direct debit to the account mentioned below.

For curators and writers

Add the following documents in .pdf

  • Application form for curators and writers (incomplete forms will not be considered)
  • 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 by credit card (use donation button)
PayPal (see application form)
Or by direct debit (see bank account details below)

Visa for Non-EU applicants

For visa and external funding purposes, SEA foundation provides a letter of invitation when you have been accepted to the AiR Tilburg programme. We will do our utmost to facilitate your visum process, however SEA foundation is not responsible for visa administration or visa obtainment. Accepted applicants must be able to speak and write English.

Bank details

Account holder name:
Stichting SEA Foundation, Tilburg, Netherlands
IBAN NL86INGB0000027572

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