The Artist in Residence Tilburg Netherlands programme at SEA Foundation offers a unique environment, providing time and space for research, experimentation, production, and professional advancement. The international residency programme, located in the Dutch city Tilburg welcomes established and mid-career as well as emerging artists, curators, and writers. We invite practitioners from any art-related discipline, cross-discipline practices are also welcome.


Within the scope of SEA Foundations international and multifaceted identity lay interesting networking opportunities with, amongst others, regional renowned institutions, small initiatives, and professional practitioners. Residents are encouraged to participate in SEA Foundation activities and connect with the local art scene.

Candidate residents

We seek candidates who envision a solid plan for development and who are willing to participate within the rhythm, that propels our artist-led organisation. The SEA Foundation residency programme attracts residents by invitation and nomination. In addition, prospective candidates for a residency may apply through our Open Calls.


Born from the urgency to look after each other and the need to take care of our organisation, SEA Foundation considers collaborations of utmost importance. We are drivers for artists’ self-organization and deeply value care and reciprocity. 

Bespoke mentoring

Residents at AiR Tilburg The Netherlands enter an experimental, studious process and receive dedicated support for up to 4 hours a week. These hours for peer-learning will be planned in agreement between the resident, team members and local art community. We believe that dialogue through sharing ideas during talks with artists, art critics, curators, and peers is of utmost importance. In addition mentors, certified MMS and NLP coaches can be consulted. 

Sea Foundation Artist in residence programm Tilburg, The Netherlands


The costs of a working period at SEA Foundation consist of basic fees and variable costs. The use of the live/work studio, for example, is a fixed fee per week, while the costs for materials and external workshops depend entirely on the type of work being done.

Basic fees

€585,- per week for a single resident
€675,- per week for a resident + assistant or partner
VAT 9% is incl.

Variable fees & deposit

In addition to the basic fees, we request a deposit of €450 from each participant. The deposit, minus costs for cleaning, additional materials and repairs, shall be returned within two weeks after the residency is completed.

Grants and stipends

Depending on the funds available, SEA Foundation offers funding for residencies. We always encourage admitted residents to apply for additional funds. Preceding the residency we offer assistance in finding funds and we provide a letter of invitation on request.


When prospective residents have been awarded funding in their home country for practice development or for a residency, we do accept self-funded applications on a rolling basis. Prior to applying, please contact the residency coordinator for a self-funded application form.

Previous residents

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