Open Call

2 fully-funded residencies available for artists, curators and art writers

SEA Foundation

No Funding
Tilburg, Netherlands


For whom ● Professional artists, curators and art writers ● Regardless of gender or region ● Established, mid-career or emerging practice ● Minimum age: 25 at the start of the residency ● Duo’s/collectives may apply as well ● Residents may be accompanied by a partner ● We expect you to master the English language sufficiently to be able to converse and collaborate with fellow participants and staff.

Number of Participants

SEA Foundation – AiR Tilburg invites applicants for its 2020/2021 residency program. The residencies are designed for visual artists, curators and writers whose work and life demands both a rigorous engagement as well as an urgency to propel progress in their practice. The SEA Foundation’s individual shaped residency program is limited to 8 participants per year. Duration up to 3 months. Fully funded residency awards Two applicants of the Open Call will receive the award of a fully-funded residency. This award includes free use of the live/work studio and a stipend of € 550 euro per month when in residence. In addition, SEA foundation covers the costs of a public event, exhibition or the production of an artist’s book.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


September 01, 2020 - May 01, 2021


  • €35.00 application fee


Desk Space, Gallery, Individual Studio, Installation Space, Library




Breakfast, Vegan, Vegetarian

Public Programs

Exhibition, Grant, Mentors, Publication, Retreat


Animation, Architecture, Augmented Reality, Book Arts, Ceramics, Choreography, Cinematography, Collective, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Curatorial, Design, Documentary, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Film, Glass, Illustration, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Literature, Makers, Mixed Reality, Moving Image, Performance Art, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Sound Art, Textile, Video Art, Visual Arts



Program Description

Shared values We believe that contemporary art practise requires both flexibility as well as stability, a self-directed approach, and a guided environment. We seek candidates who envision a solid plan for development and production and who are willing to participate with the rhythm, which propels our artist-led organisation. The residency aims ● To support the production of art and the theory of art. ● To evoke discourse on art and art practices within a local and global context. ● To promote and relay critical and researched based production of art. ● To facilitate exchange between art intermediaries and artists, creating an expert network. How to apply ● Applying is done digitally and in English via the online application form sent to ● The application should contain the completed application and documentation. ● For duos/collectives: only one of you needs to fill out the form.

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