Stichting SEA Foundation,
Tivolistraat 22,
5017 HP Tilburg, The Netherlands


Bank: ING Netherlands
IBAN: NL86 INGB 000 00275 72
VAT.: NL802661737 BO1
Not for profit reg.: NL 41098005


Chair: Jan-Willem van Rijnberk
Secretary – Treasurer: Riet van Gerven
Member: Martje Ingenhoven


Coordinator: Riet van Gerven
Assistant curator: Julia Fidder
Team members: Sooji LeeMichaela Davidova, Sarah Neutkens


SEA Foundation’s home is in the former shop house of Gust van Dijk, who was a locally reknowned tobacco merchant in the previous century. The four-story Amsterdam School style building houses residency studios, gallery spaces, a 4-star Bed & Breakfast. It boasts a lush town garden as well. The home is comfortable and welcoming artists, curators, writers and thinkers about art.


We are located in the town centre of Tilburg, which is a bustling town in the south of the Netherlands. Tilburg was once was the wool capital of the Netherlands. In 1881 there were as many as 145 wool mills. In the 1960s the industry collapsed and by the 1980s the number of wool mills could be counted on the fingers of one hand.

Present-day Tilburg is a lively city with a rich cultural climate. The city boasts a unique dance- and music quarter and it is home to one of the best universities in the Netherlands. Museum de Pont, renowned for its contemporary art collection, the Textile Museum with its labs, and the Nature Museum are all in close proximity to SEA Foundation. The European Ceramics Work Centre (EKWC) is but a short bike ride away.

Central in Northern Europe

Tilburg is ideally located for slow travel in northern Europe. Amsterdam, London, Brussels, Paris, Cologne and Berlin are within easy reach by public transport. And if you must fly our regional airport Eindhoven Airport is just 30 minutes by public transport.

Network and Associations

Res artists worldwide network of artist residencies
Guide artist in residence DutchCulture Transartists
De Zaak Nu is a Dutch interest group that represents presentation organizations and institutions, such as artist run initiatives
Dutch Culture Governance Code Cultuur SEA Foundation Tilburg The Netherlands
De kunst van Brabant vereniging voor kunst in Brabant - Nederland sea foundation

Funding Partners and Sponsors

BKKC Kenniscentrum voor Kunst en Cultuur, Tilburg
Logo Impulsgelden Web SEA Foundation The Netherlands
EnergieAnders Zonnekeur Installateur, Tilburg
Gust van Dijk Home to Contemporary Art, Tilburg
Become a funder of SEA Foundation

Project support

Mondriaan Fund SEA Foundation Netherlands


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