Curator in Residence

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.

Curatorial residency

  • Studio and private living quarters
  • Including heating, water, and electricity
  • Shared kitchen and common residency rooms
  • Breakfast
  • 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
  • Parking
  • Bike on loan

Curator contribution

  • 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

Information for Residents

Prepare for your stay at AiR Tilburg
Residency preparations
When you come well prepared, you’ll enjoy your Artist in Residency and dedicated work time at SEA foundation even more.
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House Rules – AiR Tilburg
House rules
House rules for AiR Tilburg residents. Good to know what you can expect from us and what we can expect from you. Read the house rules before applying for a Residency.
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FAQ for AiR Tilburg residents
If you have a question regarding the residency program or the application procedure, there’s a good chance you will find the answer here.
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Previous Residents

Anna Frost | Interview
Interview with curator in residence
Anna Frost
Sept 2019 – June 2020
Interview with curator in residence Anna Frost about her curatorial approach and the exhibition Beast On Its Back
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Iben Bach Elmstrøm | Visiting program
June 2018
Curator visiting program
Iben Bach Elstrøm is a Copenhagen based curator. She visits artists’ studios and meets cultural workers from institutions in the Noord Brabant region.
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Anna Frost | Curator in Residence
Resident from Denmark
September 2019 – June 2020
Anna Frost is a Danish curator based in Los Angeles. Her practice focuses on nomadic, multipurpose and artist-initiated projects.
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Christel Vesters | Curator in Residence
March / May 2018
Resident from The Netherlands
Christel Vesters’s research project “Touch/Trace” brings together artists, textile designers, craftsmen, writers and thinkers.
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Catherine Hemelryk | Curator in Residence
February 2018
Resident from United Kingdom
Curator in Residence, Catherine Hemelryk is London based and Artistic Director of NN Contemporary in Northampton
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Valeria Ceregini | Curator in Residence
October 2017
Resident from Italy
Curator in Residence September 2017 and April-May 2018. She is an Italian curator, art critic, and researcher from Turin.
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Johanna Caplliure | Curator in Residence
June – July 2017
Resident from Spain
Curator in Residence 2017, Spanish curator from Valencia works st SEA Foundation
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