Dutch, English
Variable; up to 3 months
Paid by host 
  • Funded residencies: For applicants to the open call there are fellowships and stipends available. Applicants who would like to be considered for a fellowship or a stipend must indicate this on the application form. Fellowships cover all the costs for the live/work accommodation and breakfast. A stipend helps to cover production costs.
  • Fellowships: Yearly the admissions board selects two applicants from the open call for a fellowship. A SEA Foundation fellow is invited to a fully funded residency including bespoke mentoring, a curated solo show, a weekly research grant and a production budget. 
Paid by artist 

Self-funded residents: SEA Foundation assists admitted applicants by writing official letters of invitation and intend to facilitate the funding process. The costs for the residency start at € 570,- and € 640,- per week for live/work studios for single or double occupancy. The fee includes 4 hours bespoke mentoring per week.. The self-funded residents also pay for materials, travel, additional mentoring or technical services and personal expenses.

Application guidelines 

If you wish to apply for the AiR Tilburg Netherlands programme, please fill in the appropriate application form. Applicants who apply in response to an open call are notified of the outcome of their application within approximately 4 - 8 weeks after the deadline has passed. There is a € 30,- administration fee.

AiR Tilburg - SEA Foundation the Netherlands

AiR Tilburg - SEA Foundation the Netherlands

SEA Foundation


The AiR Tilburg Netherlands program is part of the Dutch SEA Foundation organisation. AiR Tilburg Netherlands offers tailor-made residency programs centralized around research and experimentation in a high-quality environment, that hosts 10 residents per year. SEA Foundation is artist centred, and an international label for residencies, exhibitions publications and bespoke mentoring. Residents are professional artists, curators / art critics and writers 
Open Call: By means of an open call, art professionals in any stage of their career can apply once a year for admittance to the AiR Tilburg Netherlands residency program. This program is suited to local as well as international art practitioners: artists, writers, curators, sound artists, cultural managers, and academics. The AiR Tilburg Netherlands residency program offers purpose-build live/work studios for residents developing individual projects and immersing themselves in the region’s creative sphere. The residencies are run alongside an exhibition and public programme, enabling residents to benefit from activities that draw participants and mentors from a wide range of backgrounds.
Fellowships are available for two selected candidates.


As an AiR Tilburg Netherlands resident you have uninterrupted work time. Depending on your proposal you may focus on the production of new work, research as well as the development of concepts. During each residency period there is room for optional activities, that are conceived to promote collaboration and empower participants, as well as facilitate interdisciplinary experiences. Resident artists, writers and curators can embrace the role of contributing to an active platform of thinking, discussion, production and sharing.
It is possible to give a talk, workshop, end the residency with an exhibition, draft a proposal, work with local organizations, revise a manuscript or make an artist book to name a few. AiR Tilburg Netherlands assists residents by approaching contacts and making arrangements as and when the project requires. Depending on the nature of the work, residents work with external mentors, curators, masters and SEA Foundation team members. This results in a tailor-made residency program, aimed to develop one’s artistic practice to the highest level.

Accommodation Information 

Together with SEA Foundation, the AiR Tilburg Netherlands studio’s are located in an Amsterdam School style building in Tilburg’s town centre. Previously this building was a tobacco merchant's city dwelling, and recently artists transformed it into a hub for artistic activity where exhibitions, talks, meet-ups, screenings and residencies are organized. 
The residence itself is of high quality and comprises 2 live/work studios (for single or double occupancy) each with a private bathroom and studio-working facilities. AiR Tilburg Netherlands’ studios are secure, set in a private lush town garden and are accessible 24/7. They have plentiful natural light and offer seclusion and tranquility, yet are in close vicinity of vibrant city activities. On the ground floor there is a Project Space that stages public and/or discursive activities. Apart from the resident’s studios, there are also common rooms like a kitchen, a salon, a dining room, a gallery, a garden and another pair of guest bedrooms with en-suite facilities. Therefore, AiR Tilburg Netherlands, can accommodate up to 8 people at once. 

Studio Information 
  • Artists: Studio 110 m2. Well equipped, perfect northern daylight studio, with workshop and a comfortable private entre sol guest room (up to a maximum of 2 guests), bathroom en-suite, overlooking the studio, and a garden terrace. Incl. mentoring up to 4 hours per week, peer-to-peer talks, guidance, technical advice, WIFI, and outings.
  • Curators and writers: Studio 38 m2. Well equipped study room, guest room (sleeps 2 max), bathroom en-suite, and a south-facing balcony 35 m2. Incl. mentoring up to 4 hours per week, peer-to-peer talks, guidance, WIFI and outings.
5017HP Tilburg
+31 (0)13 544 44 95

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