The AiR Tilburg Netherlands international residency program offers a unique environment, providing time and space for research, experimentation and professional advancement. Every year, the residency program facilitates 6 – 10 professional artists, curators and art writers in all stages of their careers. The residency can be aimed at research as well as production. International Partnerships Transartis, ResArtist, Artsy (institutions), Cove Park Scotland
Residents reap the benefits of bespoke mentoring and good facilities. A fantastic studio/living space of your own, complemented by private bathroom facilities, a shared fully functional kitchen and communal dining. The studios are secure, accessible 24/7 and set in a private lush garden. They have fabulous natural light conditions and offer seclusion and tranquillity.
Duration: Up to 3 months according to the needs and necessity of the proposed project. The residency is open all year but no new residents arrive in August and December.
Dedicated mentoring: Having an experimental quality, SEA Foundation’s residency program includes bespoke mentoring on a ‘mix and match’ basis to suit individual requirements. Residents receive dedicated support from mentors and trainers. Each step and each stage of discovery could be shared and reflected upon. Residents are encouraged to address frontiers, let go of expectations and make discoveries, as these are the key elements of artistic development.
Network: Within the scope of SEA Foundation’s international and multifaceted identity lay interesting networking opportunities. For example with renowned institutions, small initiatives, and professional practitioners. AiR Tilburg Netherlands functions as a meeting place for dialogue and exchange. Residents are encouraged to join SEA Foundation activities and they are invited to connect and explore.
SEA Foundation also runs the year project sea_youhere, a virtual residency in our proxy space that showcases international projects and artist practices in an international setting.
On-site residents per year: 8
2 fully-funded and stipended places will be awarded to applicants of the Open Call
4 places by invitation
2 places for self-funded candidates
Virtual residency sea_youhere: 13
The showcase is a mix of applicants to the sea_youhere Open Call and invitees
Fully Funded awards
Every year two fully-funded and stipended residencies are awarded. These awards include free use of the live/work studio, mentoring and a stipend of € 550 euro per month when in residence. In addition, SEA Foundation covers the costs of a public event, exhibition or the production of an artist’s book.
The yearly Open Call takes place in the Autumn. Applications are invited from artists, curators, and writers.
Self-funding / Co-funding
If you have funding, you may apply all year round for one of the self-funded places. Please contact the residency coordinator for an application form. The admission board meets every 2 months. You may also apply within the specs of the Open Call,
Fees for the self-funding program (2020/2021)
€ 585,- per week (single)
€ 675,- per week (duo, resident + assistant or partner)