The Artist in Residence – 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 professional artists, curators and art writers in all stages of their careers. Two types of residency are available: on-site residency and virtual residency. 

A residency creates space to work, experiment and produce with or without fixed outcomes. The new developments may be shown in work in progress exhibitions, presented solo and/or talked about during conversations and screenings. International Partnerships  ResArtist, Artsy (institutions), Cove Park Scotland

On-site residency

On-site residents reap the benefits of bespoke mentoring and good facilities. A fantastic studio of your own, complemented by private bathroom facilities, a shared fully functional kitchen and communal dining. The studios are set in a private lush garden and have fabulous natural light conditions and offer seclusion and tranquillity.

Duration: Up to 3 months.

Network: 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.

Virtual residency

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. Every year, we have a different theme we would like to give attention to. 

Duration: One month; every month one artist is featured in our social media channels (Facebook & Instagram) and the newsletter.

Network: SEA Foundation’s network includes a big, international audience with 3800 followers on Instagram, 4400 likes on Facebook and 9500 subscribers to our newsletter. With the feature on our social media and newsletter your work is shown to an interested audience and can provide you with more visibility online. 

Bespoke mentoring

Residents enter an experimental, studious process and receive dedicated support by art 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

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.

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 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)

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

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