At SEA Foundation we are dedicated to contemporary art and this also includes writing about art. What is this hook-up with writing? As you see, this message comes to you in writing too. In our view, writing and art are essentially intertwined. Making one’s mind up about art and writing about art, is addressing the world of words about sensory inputs. In other words, writing about art is a challenge with extraordinary features attached.
Writing and art
The saying is “An image can tell a thousand words”. So who voices their direction, underlines purpose, and meaning about what is seen in the image? The writer does. We support writers who want to research contemporary art and in particular the arts and culture climate in our region.
Retreat: Duration up to 1 month. We pay tribute to writers and writing in connection to contemporary art. We offer writers who want to develop new or existing ideas, to work on an upcoming publication, novel or essay the opportunity to do so in a tranquil and inspiring environment. This is a self-funded option.
Fully stipended residency for writers: Duration 2 weeks. To internationally disseminate knowledge about the dynamics of the contemporary art scene in Noord-Brabant, we offer every year two places to ‘art writers’. We invite them to research and explore a theme, or discover new lines in the setting of the local contemporary art scene and publish in a magazine or a blog about their findings.
The – AiR Tilburg – Writer in Residence program facilitates art critics, cultural theorists, as well as research-orientated writers with an interest in writing that is connected to contemporary art.
Grants and Stipends
Depending on the funds available, SEA foundation offers funding for residencies. We always encourage admitted residents to apply for additional funds. Preceding the residency we offer assistance in finding funds and we provide a letter of invitation on request.