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

Pass the puddle

Artists who ask themselves developmental questions about the status of their work, changing grounds add to new input and a change of perspective to clarify this puddle of questions, and help you to explore the core as well as the fringes of your art practice further.

Plug in

In addition to the artist in residence studio time, hybrid artists may also be offered a development trajectory for up to two years and work towards a solo exhibition in our Project Space or elsewhere in the world. To stir up developments and adding opportunities, this provides an extra incentive and adds horizon for a resident. SEA Foundation builds bridges between emerging artists and already established professional artists, whom we all see as peers. We feast on collaboration and are plugged into a proper connected international, national as well as local network. And, we will encourage you to plot and forge new liaisons too. If you, as a visual artist, think that a research or production residency will offer you opportunities, then do not hesitate to apply.

Artist residencies

Annually, SEA Foundation invites artists to apply for flexible residencies up to the duration of one month. Through these residencies, SEA Foundation aims to create and foster collaborations between Dutch artists in the Netherlands, curators, art institutions, and their artistic peers internationally. The advantage for an international artist visiting the south of the Netherlands, is easy access to a dynamic and growing visual contemporary art scene within an area that is compact and easy to access. SEA Foundation has a large, warm, local as well as international network and an established reputation, which ensures introductions to both public and private art institutions, directors, curators and artists at all levels.

On offer

  • Studio and private living quarters
  • Including heating, water and electricity
  • Breakfast
  • Bespoke mentoring
  • Shared kitchen and common residency rooms
  • Workshop and equipment
  • 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

One of the following for residencies longer than two weeks:

  • Take part an event during your residency
  • Produce an artists’ book (longer than 4 weeks)

Grants and stipends

There are 4 – 6 grants with stipends and production budgets available per year. Please consult our Open Call page

For more details on funding and finances, consult the Grants and Stipend page

Additional information on residencies

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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Previous Residents

Membership & Patronage for SEA Foundation
Make a difference and help too
Patrons and members of SEA Foundation are a great support to our work and show a keen interest in the progress of all aspects of our activities. Become a patron or a member.
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Sally Tape | A Dialogue Between Art and Architecture
01.03.2019 – 07.04.2019
Solo Exhibition
Australian artist Sally Tape shows her newly produced works created during her residency at SEA Foundation, as well as an overview of her previous work. The relation between space, time and motion are central themes in Tape’s work.
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Iwona Rozbiewska | Artist Talk
Public lecture by Michel Ottens
Iwona Rozbiewska talks about her work and residency at SEA Foundation. She discusses exploring the boundaries of objecthood and the relation between materiality and meaning. Michel Ottens from Utrecht University introduces the evening.
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Iwona Rozbiewska | The Tales That Follow
Solo Exhibition
14.12.2018 – 08.02.2019
Polish artist Iwona Rozbiewska (1980) shows a newly produced sculpture and an in-situ installations created during her residency at SEA Foundation.
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Timotheus Tomicek | i.c. with Eline Kersten
Half a Life
18.03 – 22.04.2018
A solo exhibition by Austrian artist Timotheus Tomicek in collaboration with Eline Kersten.
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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
Iwona Rozbiewska
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
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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Yelena Popova | Artist in Residence
July | August 2018
Yelena Popova
During her residency at SEA Foundation, the Russian/British artist Yelena Popova works on a joint project with the Belgian artist An Onghena and the Dutch artist Katrein Breukers. In the resulting multimedia installations, three realms explore the concepts of sculptural space (figures) and performative possibilities (routines).
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Lucandrea Baraldi | Experiential Landscapes
April/May 2018
Resident from Italy, based in Eindhoven
Lucandrea Baraldi explores further the development of his theory on Experiential Landscapes.
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Sidney Aelbrecht | Artist in Residence
October – November 2017
Resident from Belgium
Antwerp visual artist and musician Sidney Aelbrecht works on a new body of work AiR Tilburg
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Janet Chan | Artist in Residence
October 2017
Resident from Australia
Artist in Residence 2017, Australian artist Janet Chan from Sydney works st SEA Foundation during the month October 2017
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SangJun Yoo | Artist in Residence
May – June 2017
Resident from South Korea
Artist in Residence 2017, South Korean artist SangJun Yoo researches his practice and works on a group exhibition
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Junsheng Zhou | The Clouds in Rapids
May – 2017
Work in situ
Artist in residence 2017, Chinese artist Junsheng Zhou researches his practice and works on a group exhbition
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Eloisa Ibarra | Artist in Residence
May – June 2017
Resident from Uruguay
Artist in Residence 2017, Uruguayan artist Eloisa Ibarra researches her practice and develops concepts for future art works
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Vanessa Brazeau | Artist in Residence
June – September 2017
Resident from Canada
Performance artist Vanessa Brazeau join the AiR programme at SEA Foundation from June – September 2017 in Tilburg-
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Jens Standke | Transparant Tape Machine
Media artist Jens Standke debutes his new work Transparent Tape Machine in solo exhibition on conceptual music.
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Open Call Fellowship | 2019-2020 residency program
Deadline: The open call for 2019/2020 is closed.
SEA Foundation invited curators, visual artists and writers to apply for a residency in 2019/2020. For some selected candidates, there are fellowships available
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Claudia de la Torre | BackBoneBooks
Back Bone Books
Emerging Mexican artist Claudia de la Torre exhibits her reworked books in publications and installations in Back Bone Books
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Freja Niemann Lundrup’s sculptures | by Marieke Folkers
An Outside for the Inside
Through her stone sculptures the Danish artist Freja Niemann Lundrup aims to visualise the internal psychological processes of the body. At SEA Foundation she focuses on the ‘Unheimlich’ in relation to horror and trauma in the body.
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How to Make An Art | Dakota Havard
01.05.2019 – 19.05.2019
Collaborative art project
Artist Dakota Havard invited eleven other artists into his home and studio, to spend the day together and share their insights and practices. The outcomes of the experimental and personal project are presented in a group exhibition at SEA Foundation on 17, 18, 19 May 2019.
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Freja Niemann Lundrup | Artist in Residence
Freja Niemann Lundrup | Artist in Residence
Emerging Danish artist Freja Niemann Lundrup explores how psychological processes are stored in the body, specifically related to trauma, horror and the ‘Unheimlich’.
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Jens Standke – artist’s book
A tape runs on in silence – how to record Tilburg
Book launch. The artist’s book is produced during Jens Standke’s stay as Artist in Residence in Tilburg.
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Jens Standke | A tape runs on in silence
08.09 – 15.10.2016
A tape runs on in silence
Exhibition. Jens Standke emerging media artist solo at SEA Foundation, a large scale audio visual installation, collaborative project with Das Esszimmer from Bonn Germany
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sea_youhere | Virtual Vitrine
Edition 2019
Virtual Vitrine | sea_youhere
SEA Foundation’s project sea_youhere is an online-residency and a window that aims to share knowledge of artists and curators from all over the world.
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Simon Carter
Simon Carter Paintings
The way Simon Carter works in  proximity of his home, a labour intensive way of productions, he uses a restricted pallet
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Steye Felix
Goodbye to my Imaginary Friends
Steye Felix frequently ventures out on different paths, leading him to music, soundscapes, installations, even needlework and most recently glass.
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Thomas Braida | Toads swallow fireflies, the gods eat everything
Toads swallow fireflies
Thomas Braida comes from the North Eastern part of Italy Gorizia, He completed his training at the Venetian academy of Visual Arts.
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Bram Braam | Artist in Residence
February 2014
Resident from Netherlands | Germany
During his Residency at AiR Tilburg, Bram Braam created the ongoing and ever changing installation How long is now? Transition of structures.
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Costin Chioreanu
Costin Chioreanu, known today as one of the most talented designers of the avant-metal and dark psychedelia.
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