Open Call for artists, writers, curators and art institutions

Open Call for Artists Writers and Curators

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Open Call

To co-host a reading group

We are calling art professionals and art organisations in the Netherlands and Belgium to become a Co-host for one of our reading events. Each reading session is hosted physically in the Netherlands or Belgium for approximately 1 – 1.5 hours, and can also be joined on-line from anywhere in the world. In the past 3 years, we have invited artists, curators, and writers to suggest a text for the monthly reading session. 

This Open Call is an invitation to connect when you or your work resonates with “Responsibility”

For whom

  • Apply when you have an active and professional practice as an artist, writer, curator, art researcher or if your organisation would like to share thoughts and knowledge;
  • We welcome individual applicants, duos, collectives, and organisations;
  • Submit your application when you are based in the Netherlands or Belgium.


  • The reading takes place on the last Thursday of March, April, or May 2024.
  • We pay an honorarium and reimburse travel costs to individuals who co-host with us at SEA Foundation in Tilburg. 


  • are willing to join us at the SEA Foundation in Tilburg or can co-host elsewhere in The Netherlands or Belgium;
  • suggest a text (approximately 10 pages from any type of publication) that we may read together with the group;
  • can share, in a moderated talk, why the chosen text resonates with your practice, research or institution.


Send us an email with your contact details, practice details like a link to your website and socials, and tell us how Responsibility resonates with you. If you already have in mind what text you would like to read, let us know your thoughts. You might also be inspired by the titles we already have in our library or the booklist on Responsibility.
Please add the subject line “Application Co-host” and send the mail to m.davidova <at>


  • SEA’s team will select 3 applications (one for each month).

Additional Details
Together we read an excerpt and talk about the text through the lens of artistic practices. In this sense, we are not reflecting on the text but searching for its diffraction* into artistic research. 

* Reading diffractively is a term used by Karen Barad in Meeting the Universe Halfway (2007). The author suggests that getting towards creative outcomes means going ‘beyond the obstacle’ and reading the text through one another rather than against each other. We, at the SEA Foundation, are then curious to learn the unexpected and creative outcomes that come with artistic practice through reading theoretical, academic, fiction, poetry, or any other literature. 

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