Open Call


SEA Foundation

With Funding
Tilburg, Noord Brabant , Netherlands


* Artists, designers, curators, (landscape) architects, writers, fashion designers * Professional practitioners from 25 years of age * Duo’s or collectives can apply and share 1 studio OPEN CALL 2 Funded fellowships available per year TIME FRAME SEA Foundation’s invites applicants for its 2019/2020 residency program ABOUT Since its inception in 2016, the SEA Fellowship has pioneered an individual model and developed into a significant platform for artistic professional advancement. SELECTION AND FELLOWSHIPS Artistic merit is the basis for selection. All applications will be judged by a panel consisting of SEA Foundation team members complemented by international advisors

Number of Participants

Individual shaped residency program is limited to 8 residents per year. SEEKING We seek for candidates who envision a solid plan for development and production during their fellowship period and who are willing to participate within the rhythm, the open participative atmosphere and the artistic challenge which propels our artist-led institute.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


August 31, 2019 - July 17, 2020


  • $1,500.00 material budget
  • $200.00 stipend


  • $30.00 application fee


Co-Working, Desk Space, Fabrication Lab, Gallery, Individual Studio, Installation Space, Large Format Printers, Library, Wood Shop


Live/Work, Private Bathroom, Private Room


Breakfast, Coffee, Dinner, Lunch, Snacks, Tea, Vegan, Vegetarian

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Critique, Exhibition, Grant, Group Dinners, Mentors, Online Exhibition, Performances, Professional Development, Publication, Readings, Retreat, Round Tables, Seminars, Visiting Professionals, Work Exchange, Workshops


Acting, Activists, Administrators, Animation, Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, Arts Administrator, Biotech, Book Arts, Ceramics, Chefs, Choreography, Collective, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Culinary, Curatorial, Dance, Design, Digital Media, Documentary, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Fiction, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Intervention, Land Art, Literature, Makers, Mixed Reality, Moving Image, Multimedia, Museum Technology, Music Composition, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Research, Scholar, Scientists, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound Art, Textile, Thinkers, Video Art, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts


Dutch, English

Program Description

FELLOWS BENEFIT FROM: Live/work studio with ensuite facilities Heating, water, and electricity WIFI everywhere on the premises Use of shared kitchen and common residency rooms Breakfast Visitor program Use of workshop and equipment Use of art-related library Interaction with local peers and other residents Office facilities and printers PR activities Bike on loan Urban environment, secluded setting Wide cultural scope, music, dance and visual arts IN ADDITION Exhibition with full PR cover Production assistance Made to measure visiting program APPLICATION FORM LOCATION SEA Foundation’s homebase is in the city center of Tilburg, a mid-sized town in the south of the Netherlands. Tilburg is a contemporary art oriented town in a cultural heritage rich region, centrally located in Northern Europe between Brussel, Amsterdam and Cologne.

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