The live and work studio’s measure up to 100m2 and they each come with private a bathroom. The studios have fantastic daylight conditions, a terrace or a south-facing balcony. There are high-speed WIFI and comfortable seating, a desk, and a round bed for which all bedding is provided.  The Studios are lockable and 24/7 accessible

The kitchen, the dining room, the library, and the gallery are common spaces. They are shared and function as meeting places for mentors, artists, guests and residents alike. Teamwork and collaboration often begin in the kitchen and are extended into the creative sphere. Breakfast is provided.

For art professional

Centrally located in Europe, in the heart of the vibrant city of Tilburg in the South of the Netherlands, you experience a gift of time and space. At AiR Tilburg Netherlands you aim at developing your practice further.  The focus is on you and your professional work. During your stay, you have the opportunity to produce, develop, question, connect or conduct research into your practice. SEA Foundation offers art professionals excellent accommodation and much sought after, dedicated mentoring.

Additional 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
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Garden at SEA Foundation, Tilburg, the Netherlands Residence Artists
Garden at SEA Foundation, Tilburg, the Netherlands Residence Artists
Garden at SEA Foundation, Tilburg, the Netherlands Residence Artists
Studio view at SEA Foundation, Tilburg, the Netherlands Residence Artists

Previous Residents

Nina van de Ven | Inspired by Ethnography and Popculture
Nina van de Ven, artist in residence at Cove Park, Scotland
For her residency in Cove Park, Scotland, Nina van de Ven aims to focus on the topic of non-Western objects in Western museums of Ethnology. She wants to uncover questions on appropriation, validation and responsibility.
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Exposing Blind Spots through Art | The communal practice of Klaas Burger
Klaas Burger, artist in residence at Cove Park, Scotland
That art in our polarized society is one of the few tools we have to confront, to connect, and to practice shared attention. Klaas will reflect and research this further while in residency at Cove Park.
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Freja Niemann Lundrup | Sculpting an Outside for the Inside
September | November 2019
Resident from Denmark
Through her stone sculptures the Danish artist Freja Niemann Lundrup aims to visualise the internal psychological processes of the body. At SEA Foundation she focuses on the ‘Unheimlich’ in relation to horror and trauma in the body.
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Jon Tarry | Artist in Residence
March | April 2019
Resident from UK | Australia
The work of the British/Australian artist Jon Tarry tests ideas about the prosaic, political and poetic, in the form of sculpture, drawing, film and sound. His work explores art and architectural conditions as a comparative investigation of spatial intelligence.
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Sally Tape | Artist in Residence
February | March 2019
Resident from Australia
Sally Tape reflects on the physical space of traveling and architecture. The links between architecture, minimalism and movement are a central theme within her artistic practice. 2019 Australian Artist in Residence at SEA Foundation Netherlands
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Iwona Rozbiewska | Artist in Residence
November | December 2018
Resident from Poland
The Polish artist Iwona Rozbiewska works on two in-situ installations, resulting from her research into objects, materials, and the perception of their usefulness.
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Mila Lanfermeijer | Artist in Residence
October | November 2018
Mila Lanfermeijer
Resident from Netherlands
Mila Lanfermeijer, an emerging artist from Amsterdam develops brand new works for her solo-exhibition. She explores the possibilities of costume as a sculptural medium and canvas.
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Hans Overvliet | Artist in Residence
September | October 2018
Hans Overvliet
Artist is Residence, Dutch artist Hans Overvliet elaborates on his ongoing project Distant Suffering (2013-). In this project, Hans Overvliet approaches the representation of war in contemporary mass-media from a critical perspective.
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Yelena Popova | Artist in Residence
July | August 2018
Yelena Popova
Resident from Russia | UK
During her residency at SEA Foundation, the Russian/British artist Yelena Popova works on a joint project with the Belgian artist An Onghena and the Dutch artist Katrein Breukers. In the resulting multimedia installations, three realms explore the concepts of sculptural space (figures) and performative possibilities (routines).
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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
Sept 2019 | June 2020
Resident from Denmark
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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Sidney Aelbrecht | Artist in Residence
October | November 2017
Resident from Belgium
Antwerp visual artist and musician Sidney Aelbrecht works on a new body of work AiR Tilburg
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Janet Chan | Artist in Residence
October 2017
Resident from Australia
Artist in Residence 2017, Australian artist Janet Chan from Sydney works st SEA Foundation during the month October 2017
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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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SangJun Yoo | Artist in Residence
May – June 2017
Resident from South Korea
Artist in Residence 2017, South Korean artist SangJun Yoo researches his practice and works on a group exhibition
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Eloisa Ibarra | Artist in Residence
May – June 2017
Resident from Uruguay
Artist in Residence 2017, Uruguayan artist Eloisa Ibarra researches her practice and develops concepts for future art works
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Vanessa Brazeau | Artist in Residence
June – September 2017
Resident from Canada
Performance artist Vanessa Brazeau join the AiR programme at SEA Foundation from June – September 2017 in Tilburg-
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European project | Partnership with Cove Park
Residency exchanges 2019 – 2020
Collaboration with Cove Park: a Scottish multidisciplinary Artist in Residence near Glasgow. Together with 8 institutions throughout Europe, we partake in cultural exchanges with Scotland. 
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Open Call | sea_youhere 2.0
Open Call
Edition 2020
sea_youhere 2.0
Open Call on the theme Art and Sustainability #artandsustainability SEA Foundation’s project sea_youhere aims to share knowledge and expand the network of artists and curators from all over the world. The year 2020 is devoted to those with sustainable art practices.
Deadline 15.12.2019

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Claudia de la Torre | BackBoneBooks
Back Bone Books
Resident from Mexico
Emerging Mexican artist Claudia de la Torre exhibits her reworked books in publications and installations in Back Bone Books
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Freja Niemann Lundrup | Artist in Residence
June – July 2019
Resident from Denmark
Emerging Danish artist Freja Niemann Lundrup explores how psychological processes are stored in the body, specifically related to trauma, horror and the ‘Unheimlich’.
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Jens Standke | A tape runs on in silence
08.09 – 15.10.2016
A tape runs on in silence
Exhibition. Jens Standke emerging media artist solo at SEA Foundation, a large scale audio visual installation, collaborative project with Das Esszimmer from Bonn Germany
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Paul Drissen
boogje boogje lijn lijn kleur vlak punt. | Paul Drissen
Curated by Paula van den Bosch. What role does the collage play in the poetics, the work conception, of Paul Drissen?
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Hester van Tongerlo | Artist in Residence
29.10 – 18.12.2016
Copy Paste
She suffers. The sea scourges her—and always from behind, unexpected. The shaking, the cold. The artist, her work, her business, her body.
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Maartje Wortel
Goudvissen en Beton
Book launch. Maartje Wortel Writer in Residence, she stayed at SEA Foundation and was invited by TiLT festival Tilburg 2016
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Katerina Athanasopoulou
11.12 — 29.01.2016
The Architecture of Melancholy: Ruins
Resident from UK
Audio-visual installation at project Space Tilburg. The animated film Apodemy is expanded with two new chapters
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Annelies Verbeke
Book launch of the short story “Vogeltjes” Verbeke wrote as Writer in Residency at SEA Foundation in 2015 at TiLT festival Tilburg
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Ilja Leonard Pfeiffer
Van Weemoed naar de Nacht
Book Launch. Short story Pfeijffer wrote as Writer in Residency at SEA Foundation when invited by TiLT festival Tilburg
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Thomas Braida | Toads swallow fireflies, the gods eat everything
March | May 2014
Toads swallow fireflies
Resident from Italy
Thomas Braida comes from the North Eastern part of Italy Gorizia, He completed his training at the Venetian Academy of Visual Arts.
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Bram Braam | Artist in Residence
February 2014
Resident from Netherlands | Germany
During his Residency at AiR Tilburg, Bram Braam created the ongoing and ever changing installation How long is now? Transition of structures.
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