Taking a retreat in a tranquil and dedicated environment can be an uplifting experience that enables curators to concentrate and connect to ideas for a project or upcoming show. Are you, as a curator, reviewing or unearthing your curatorial approach, doing research, evaluating ideas? At the SEA Foundation’s Curator in Residence programme, you find yourself a bit closer to ‘Mount Summit’.
Resident curators come to us by invitation, nomination or by application through an Open Call. The studio for curators is on the first floor, conveniently tucked away from the direct hustle and bustle of the house. The studio/apartment with private bathroom has the library close at hand and has its own work- and meeting room.
Retreat: Up to 1 month. With your curatorial practice at heart, the research process is nourished in dialogue with the input of theoretical and practical expertise from SEA Foundation team members. We surrounded the curator in residence with support, soundboarding, and open-minded conversations where needed. This is a self-funded option.
Work visit: Network introductions with a duration of 6 days. SEA Foundation offers yearly 5 visiting programmes of 6 days each, to mid-career and emerging curators with an active practice that connects to exhibition-making. These fully stipended work visits aim to connect the dynamic contemporary art scene in Noord Brabant to visiting curatorial practices. We are proud of our established reputation, which enables introductions to both public and private art institutions, directors, curators and artists at all levels.
Year curator: We offer one curator a development trajectory with a duration of one year. The support includes network introductions and a fully stipended work visit to our region, assistance with concept development, office and communication support. In addition, we offer seed funding and help with finding additional appropriate funds.
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.