Artist in Residence

The AiR Tilburg Residency programme is geared towards artists who seek advancement, development or reorientation in their artistic practice. Artists are offered time and space for production or for research such as recalibrating or reprioritising urgency. The majority of residents at SEA Foundation are selected from Open Calls. Some of the residents are invited, whereas others are nominated from within our network.

Residency programme

Production: The artist studio is not fixed to disciplines. It is well-equipped with hand tools and materials in support of the artistic process. When needed there are specialized, discipline-driven workshops in the immediate vicinity, where support can be sought for a specific production.

Research-based: With the artistic practice at heart, the research process is nourished in dialogue with the input of theoretical and practical expertise from SEA Foundation team members. Research is complemented with the encouragement to write about the artistic process to deepen reflective skills.

Flexible residency: Artists may stay for a short flexible exploratory residency for up to one month. In these flexible residencies, we facilitate network building.

AiR-Plugin: In addition to space and time, artists can be offered a development trajectory for up to two years in which we follow the artistic processes with great care. In support of practice development, we facilitate input such as studio visits, mentoring and peer learning.

Grants and Stipends

Depending on the available funds, and within the scope of the Open Call for on-site residencies, SEA Foundation offers some fully-funded and some stipended residencies to applicants. These awards may include all or one of the following: free live/work studio accommodation, mentoring, weekly stipend, travel costs, production costs including technical assistance. In addition, SEA Foundation may cover the costs of a public event, exhibition or the production of an artist’s book. Preceding the residency, SEA Foundation assists with finding funds to cover remaining costs.

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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Jesse van den Berg & Eva Spierenburg
April | July 2021
Collaborative research based residency
Artists Jesse van den Berg and Eva Spierenburg collaborate on invitation of SEA Foundation by conducting  their research towards ‘Empathy’.
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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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Hillside Projects | Artists in Residence
April | June 2021
Hillside Projects
Residents from Sweden
Artist duo Jonas Böttern and Emily Berry Mennerdahl have a multidisciplinary art practice that is prompted by current events in and around nature.
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