AiR Tilburg 2019/20 and the SEA Fellowship

AiR Tilburg 2019/20 and the SEA Fellowship

Since its inception in 2016, the SEA Fellowship has pioneered an individual model and developed into a significant platform for professional advancement and is open to visual artists, curators and art theorists/writers in all stages of their career.

SEA Foundation’s international and individually shaped residency program, is limited to 10 residents per year and is designed for the 21st-century art professional, whose work and life demands both a rigorous engagement as well as an urgency to propel progress. The AiR-Tilburg Netherlands program offers both, the seclusion to deepen the concentration as well as a thriving environment for knowledge exchange, discours and connection with like minded professionals. Aims of the residency:

  • To support the production of art and the development of art theory
  • To evoke discourse on art and art practices within a local and global context
  • To promote and relay critical, researched-based production of art
  • To facilitate exchange between art intermediaries and artists, creating an expert network

The outcome depends on the project proposal and differs from residency to residency, however, it always involves new production. For example drafting or executing a concept,
public activities like an exhibition, a series of talks or lectures, reading groups, performances, collaborations and visiting programs. Based on your project proposal and developmental questions, they offer a tailor-made programme in a discursive setting and in doing so fulfill a guiding – and a bridging function. The inclusive character lies within the trinity of hospitality, the ‘art & design infuse’ house, and the residencies & presentations. Bespoke mentoring and training up to 4 hours per week are included in the program.


  • Studio and private living quarters
  • Heating, water, and electricity
  • Use of shared kitchen and common residency rooms
  • WIFI everywhere on the premises
  • 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

In addition:

  • Exhibition with full PR cover
  • Production assistance
  • Made to measure visiting program

All applications will be judged by a panel consisting of SEA Foundation team members complemented by international advisors (artists, critics, and curators). Two selected
residents for the 2019-2020 program will be offered a SEA Fellowship that includes live/work studio with private bathroom, access to all facilities, mentoring, a 200 euro weekly research grant and a production budget up to 1500 euro, technical assistance and mentoring. Candidates wishing to apply for a residency on a self-funded or third-party funded basis are requested to indicate the name(s) of the funding partner(s) on the application form.

Application procedure (deadline 15th October 2018):

  • Download the appropriate application form (artist or curator/writer) and carefully read the instructions.
  • Complete the application form in either Dutch or English, and attach the required documents. Don’t forget to sign the form as well.
  • Send it digitally by WeTransfer to:
  • Pay the € 30,- administration fee.

If you have any more questions about the procedure, you contact them by email: