Open Call for artists, writers, curators and art institutions

Open Call for artists, writers, curators and institutions

open call sea foundation art curator residence 2024 to co-host a reading group voice design Marina menendez-pidal

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Open Call

To co-host a reading group

We are calling art professionals and art organisations to become a Co-host for one of our reading events. Each reading session is hosted physically in the Netherlands or in a nearby Country 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 “Voice”

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;
  • For inspiration we recommend to read the reference text on Voice on our website or check out the booklist on Voice we compiled;
  • Submit your application on this form


  • The reading takes place on the last Thursday of August, September and October 2024.
  • We pay a honorarium and reimburse travel costs (within Europe)


  • are willing to join us at the SEA Foundation in Tilburg or can co-host elsewhere;
  • 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.


Submit your application using this form. Here share your contact and practice details, and tell us how the theme of Voice resonates with you, your practice or the work you do as an institution. If you have in mind what text you want 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 Voice.

If you have any questions contact Michaela Davidova at 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. 

* The concept of reading diffractively, as conceived by Karen Barad in her work “Meeting the Universe Halfway” (2007), proposes moving beyond obstacles and engaging in a collaborative reading process where texts interact with each other rather than oppose one another. At the SEA Foundation, we are intrigued by the unforeseen and innovative results that emerge from art and art-related activities, including art criticism, curation, and research, when approached through the lens of various theoretical, academic, fictional, poetic, or other literary works. We seek to explore how these diverse sources can intersect and inspire creative outcomes.

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roots1 image sea_youhere 2.0, virtual residency SEA Foundation Tilburg
roots1 image sea_youhere 2.0, virtual residency SEA Foundation Tilburg