Taking a retreat in a tranquil and dedicated environment is an uplifting experience that enables you to concentrate and connect to your ideas for a project or upcoming show. Are you reviewing or unearthing your curatorial approach, doing research, evaluating ideas? At the Sea Foundation’s Curator in Residence Program, you will find yourself a bit closer to ‘Mount Summit’. We know what it takes to set sail for the process of conceiving and nurturing ideas, as well as the importance of research to dig out your subject and doing the planning and mapping of a project. We not only facilitate and accommodate your needs, but, as a curator, you will be surrounded with support and open-minded conversations, as there are experienced professionals to soundboard with.
Connect to your peers
It could be possible that you want to explore new strategies in exhibition making and discover other ways of thinking about curating. And maybe you are ready to expand your knowledge, reflect upon or acknowledge your approach or trigger further inspiration? We love to open up a dialogue with you and encourage you to visit artists’ studios, attend activities and connect you to our network to open up concepts and opportunities. We connect you with peers, art practices and institutions in our locale setting.
The majority of residents at SEA Foundation are selected from an Open Call. Some of the residents are invited by SEA Foundation. The invited artists may stay for flexible residencies for up to one month. Through these flexible residencies, SEA Foundation aims to create and foster collaborations between Dutch artists in the Netherlands, curators, art institutions, and their artistic peers internationally.
The location provides easy access to a dynamic contemporary art scene within an area that is compact. SEA Foundation has a warm local as well as a broad global network. We are proud of our established reputation, that helps with introductions to both public and private art institutions, directors, curators and artists at all levels.
- Studio and private living quarters
- Including heating, water, and electricity
- Shared kitchen and common residency rooms
- Soundboarding and guidance
- Art-related library
- Studio visits and outings
- Interaction with other residents
- Office facilities and printers
- PR activities
- Wifi everywhere on the premises
- Bike on loan
- Take part in studio visits
- Produce a blog post for the website, incl. images
- Produce a 1500 words text, incl. images
- Take part in a public event