Artist in Residence Tilburg – the Netherlands offers a unique environment, providing time and space for research, experimentation, and professional advancement. The international residency programme, located in the Dutch university towm Tilburg, facilitates professional artists, curators, and writers in all stages of their careers. AiR Tilburg provides space to work, experiment, and production, with or without fixed outcomes. Work may be shown in work-in-progress exhibitions, presented solo, or can be brought to the attention of the public during conversations and screenings, book presentations. The Maximum duration of a residency is 3 months.

At home

At SEA our on-site residents reap the benefits of bespoke mentoring, interaction with our dedicated team members, and good facilities. You will have a fantastic studio of your own, complemented by private bathroom facilities, a shared fully functional kitchen, and communal dining. The two studios are set in a private, lush garden. They have fabulous natural light conditions and offer seclusion and tranquillity.

Internationally connected

Within the scope of SEA Foundation’s international and multifaceted identity lay interesting networking opportunities with a.o. renowned institutions, small initiatives, and professional practitioners. Residents are encouraged to join SEA Foundation activities and they are invited to connect and explore. The duration of an on-site residency is up to 3 months.

Shared values

We believe that contemporary art practice requires both flexibility as well as stability, a self-directed approach, and a guided environment. For our residency programme we seek candidates who envision a solid plan for development and production and who are willing to participate with the rhythm, which propels our artist-led organisation.

Open call

Open calls for funded on-site residencies, for projects and our virtual vitrine #sea_youhere, are pre-announced in our newsletters.

Partnerships and funders

ResArtist, Artsy (institutions), Cove Park Scotland.
The residency programme receives Impuls funding from Noord Brabant County.

Bespoke mentoring

Residents at AiR Tilburg The Netherlands enter an experimental, studious process and receive dedicated support by practice mentoring in combination with guidance from certified MMS and NLP coaches. We believe that development is achievable by sharing ideas during talks with art critics, curators, and peers. Residents are encouraged to address frontiers, let go of expectations, and make discoveries.

Sea Foundation Artist in residence programm Tilburg, The Netherlands

Self-funded residency

You have been awarded funding and you are considering applying for one of the self-funded places? Please contact the residency coordinator for an application form.


Fees for the self-funded residencies (2020/2021) are:
€ 585,- per week (single)
€ 675,- per week (duo, resident + assistant or partner)

Applications for self-funded on-site residencies from professional artists, curators, and writers, regardless, religion, cultural background, or gender can be submitted on a rolling basis.

The admissions board meets every 2 months.

In case you have found part-funding, we encourage you to apply within the specs of the Open Call too.

Awards and Fellowships

Within the scope of the Open Call we sparingly, depending on available funding, facilitate fully-funded and stipended residencies for artists, curators, and writers. These awards may include free live/work studio accommodation, mentoring, a weekly stipend, travel costs, and production costs. In addition, SEA Foundation may cover the costs of a public event, exhibition, or facilitates the production of an artist’s book. Please subscribe to our newsletter to receive updates.

Previous residents

Seungean Cha | Artist in Residence
Anna Frost | Interview
Jon Tarry | Artist in Residence
Sally Tape | Artist in Residence
Iwona Rozbiewska | Artist in Residence
Mila Lanfermeijer | Artist in Residence