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.

Excellent facilities

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.

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.


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.


Operating actively in an (inter)national network and within the scope of SEA Foundation’s 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.

International Partnerships Transartis, ResArtist, Artsy (institutions), Cove Park Scotland

Open Call

Six places available for international residency program 2020/2021. Artists, curators, and writers are encouraged to apply. We are open to applications from emerging as well as established practitioners also duo’s and collectives are welcome to apply. We encourage applicants from different cultural and geographic backgrounds to apply too.

Deadline extended to: 22 November 2019 at Noon 12 am CET

Sea Foundation Artist in residence programm Tilburg, The Netherlands

Fully funded residencies

Freedom of artistic expression and inclusive cultural dialogue are fundamental to any society. To advance these values we award:

Fully funded residency awards
Two applicants of the Open Call will receive the award of a fully-funded residency. This award includes free use of the live/work studio and a stipend of € 550 euro per month when in residence. In addition SEA foundation covers the costs of an public event, exhibition or the production of an artist’s book.

Artist in Residency Programme at SEA Foundation Tilburg, the Netherlands. Plan your stay as an artist, writer of curator and develop your artistic practice.

Self-funding / Co-funding

If you have funding, you may apply all year round, please contact the residency coordinator for an application form. An administration fee of 35 euro is applicable. The addmission’s 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)

Artist in Residency Programme at SEA Foundation Tilburg, the Netherlands. Plan your stay as an artist, writer of curator and develop your artistic practice.

Previous residents

Nina van de Ven | Inspired by Ethnography and Popculture
Exposing Blind Spots through Art | The communal practice of Klaas Burger
Freja Niemann Lundrup | Sculpting an Outside for the Inside
Jon Tarry | Artist in Residence
Sally Tape | Artist in Residence
Iwona Rozbiewska | Artist in Residence
Mila Lanfermeijer | Artist in Residence
Hans Overvliet | Artist in Residence
Yelena Popova | Artist in Residence
Iben Bach Elmstrøm | Visiting program
Anna Frost | Curator in Residence
Christel Vesters | Curator in Residence
Catherine Hemelryk | Curator in Residence
Sidney Aelbrecht | Artist in Residence
Janet Chan | Artist in Residence
Valeria Ceregini | Curator in Residence
Johanna Caplliure | Curator in Residence
SangJun Yoo | Artist in Residence
Eloisa Ibarra | Artist in Residence
Vanessa Brazeau | Artist in Residence
European project | Partnership with Cove Park
Open Call | sea_youhere 2.0
Claudia de la Torre | BackBoneBooks
Freja Niemann Lundrup | Artist in Residence
Jens Standke | A tape runs on in silence
Paul Drissen
Hester van Tongerlo | Artist in Residence
Maartje Wortel
Katerina Athanasopoulou
Annelies Verbeke
Ilja Leonard Pfeiffer
Thomas Braida | Toads swallow fireflies, the gods eat everything
Bram Braam | Artist in Residence