Artist in residence

AiR Tilburg – Artist in Residence Tilburg offers research or production residencies to hybrid artists who seek advancement, development or reorientation in their artistic practice. The Artist in Residence program of SEA Foundation is complemented by guidance and individual mentoring from which young talents, as well as established artists, benefit. The residencies are especially aimed to recalibrate focus and reprioritize urgency.

Pass the puddle

Artists who ask themselves questions about the status of their work, artists who aim for new perspectives or who feel the need for additional input. To clarify this puddle of questions and help you to explore the core as well as the fringes of your art practice further

The majority of residents at SEA Foundation are selected from an Open Call. Some of the residents are invited by SEA Foundation. The invited artists may stay for flexible residencies for up to one month. Through these flexible residencies, SEA Foundation aims to create and foster collaborations between Dutch artists in the Netherlands, curators, art institutions, and their artistic peers internationally.


The location provides easy access to a dynamic contemporary art scene within an area that is compact. SEA Foundation has a warm local as well as a broad global network. We are proud of our established reputation, that helps with introductions to both public and private art institutions, directors, curators and artists at all levels.


In addition to space and time, artists can be offered a development trajectory for up to two years. To stir up developments and adding opportunities, a solo exhibition in our Project Space or elsewhere in the world may add a horizon for a resident. We encourage you to plot and forge new liaisons. We enjoy finding new paths, ways of collaborating and we are part of a finely meshed. international, national as well as a local network. If you, as a visual artist, feel that a research or production residency will offer you opportunities, do not hesitate to apply.

Artist in Residence

  • Studio and private living quarters
  • Including heating, water, and electricity
  • Shared kitchen and common residency rooms
  • Breakfast
  • Workshop and equipment
  • Bespoke mentoring
  • Art-related library
  • Weekly outings
  • Interaction with other residents
  • Office facilities and printers
  • PR activities
  • Wifi everywhere on the premises
  • Parking
  • Bike on loan

Artist contribution

  • Open to studio visits
  • Produce 1 blog post per week, incl. two images
  • Take part an event during your residency

Information for Residents

Prepare for your stay at AiR Tilburg
Residency preparations
When you come well prepared, you’ll enjoy your Artist in Residency and dedicated work time at SEA foundation even more.
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House Rules – AiR Tilburg
House rules
House rules for AiR Tilburg residents. Good to know what you can expect from us and what we can expect from you. Read the house rules before applying for a Residency.
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FAQ for AiR Tilburg residents
If you have a question regarding the residency program or the application procedure, there’s a good chance you will find the answer here.
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Current & Previous Residents

Seungean Cha | Artist in Residence
February – April 2020
Resident from South-Korea
Seungean Cha is a South Korean artist creating paintings through weaving in reference to Korean and Western modern abstract paintings.
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Jon Tarry | Artist in Residence
March | April 2019
Resident from UK | Australia
The work of the British/Australian artist Jon Tarry tests ideas about the prosaic, political and poetic, in the form of sculpture, drawing, film and sound. His work explores art and architectural conditions as a comparative investigation of spatial intelligence.
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Sally Tape | Artist in Residence
February | March 2019
Resident from Australia
Sally Tape reflects on the physical space of traveling and architecture. The links between architecture, minimalism and movement are a central theme within her artistic practice. 2019 Australian Artist in Residence at SEA Foundation Netherlands
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Iwona Rozbiewska | Artist in Residence
November | December 2018
Resident from Poland
The Polish artist Iwona Rozbiewska works on two in-situ installations, resulting from her research into objects, materials, and the perception of their usefulness.
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Mila Lanfermeijer | Artist in Residence
October | November 2018
Mila Lanfermeijer
Resident from Netherlands
Mila Lanfermeijer, an emerging artist from Amsterdam develops brand new works for her solo-exhibition. She explores the possibilities of costume as a sculptural medium and canvas.
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Hans Overvliet | Artist in Residence
September | October 2018
Hans Overvliet
Artist is Residence, Dutch artist Hans Overvliet elaborates on his ongoing project Distant Suffering (2013-). In this project, Hans Overvliet approaches the representation of war in contemporary mass-media from a critical perspective.
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