Call for applications

SEA Foundation – AiR Tilburg 2020/2021 residency program

SEA Foundation, Tilburg, Netherlands
Deadline: 22 November 2019

SEA Foundation – AiR Tilburg 2020/2021 residency program

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

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.

Shared values

SEA Foundation believes that contemporary art practise requires both flexibility as well as stability, a self-directed approach, and a guided environment. They 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.


Visual art, fibre art, drawing & painting, sculpture, media art, design, curating, art critique, art theory, artistic research, architecture, sound artists, performance artists.

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.

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.

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.

How to apply

  • Applying is done digitally and in English via the online application form.
  • The application should contain the completed application and documentation.
  • For duos/collectives: only one of you needs to fill out the form.

Deadline 15.11.2019 at Noon 12:00 CEST

Application contains

  • Completed application form.
  • Samples work from the past 5 years.
  • All mages in the portfolio should have captions providing information on size. materials and year of production.
  • Curriculum Vitae (max. 3 pages).
  • Include a selfie at work.
  • Proof of payment of the €35,- application fee.
  • Use and address to
  • Send in One .pdf
  • Max 25 pages and max. 15mb.


  • For collating PDF’s use
  • Applications are viewed on a horizontal screen.
  • Maximum of 2 images per page are advised.
  • Incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the admission’s board

If you have more questions refer to the FAQ page or see the OPEN CALL page.


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