Deadline: 27/12/2017

Call to join the AiR Tilburg funded residency program 2018

Artist, curators and writers are invited to apply for a funded residency.

Description of residency program
AiR Tilburg Netherlands Residency Program is suited to local and international thinkers and practitioners: artists, writers, curators, sound artists, cultural managers, and academics, providing them with the opportunity to live and work in Tilburg while developing individual projects and immersing themselves in the region’s creative sphere. The residencies are run alongside an exhibition and public program, enabling residents to benefit from collaboration with these programs that draw participants and mentors from a wide range backgrounds.

Duration of residency
1- 3 months 

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Fine art - cross & post dicipline, curating, literature, research.

AiR Tilburg Netherlands resides together with SEA Foundation in an Amsterdam School style building. The building has recently been renovated into an artist colony - a hub of artistic activity where exhibitions, talks, meet-ups, screenings and residencies are organised. The residency comprises 2 live/work studios (for single or double occupancy) each with a private bathroom and studio-working facilities.
On the ground floor there is a Project Space that stages public and discursive events and activities. Apart from resident’s studios there are common rooms like kitchen, salon, dining room, gallery, garden.

Studio/ workspace
Artists: Studio 110 m2. Well equipped, perfect northern daylight studio, with workshop and a comfortable guestroom (sleeps max 2 persons), bathroom en-suite, garden terrace. Incl. mentoring up to 4 hours per week, peer-to-peer talks, guidance, technical advice, WIFI, and outings.
Curators and Writers: Studio 30 m2. Well equipped study room, guestroom (sleeps 2 max), bathroom en-suite, south-facing balcony 35 m2. Incl. mentoring up to 4 hours per week, peer-to-peer talks, guidance, WIFI and outings.
AiR Tilburg Netherlands studios are secure, set in a private lush town garden and accessible 24/7. They have natural light and offer seclusion and tranquility in Tilburg city centre.

Fees and support
This is a funded residency program: There are grants and stipends available.
Applicants who would like to be considered for a funded residency must indicate this on the application form. Grants cover all the costs for the the live/work accommodation, breakfast, production assistance and mentoring. In addition stipends cover production costs. Please read more on SEA Foundation grants and stipends.

Paid by the artist:
Grantees pay for their own travel and their personal spending.

Expectations towards the artist
As an AiR Tilburg resident you have uninterrupted, self-directed work time. Depending on your proposal you may focus on production of new work, research as well as development concepts. During each residency period there are optional activities that are conceived to promote not only collaboration between artists, but to empower ideas between different participants as well as facilitate interdisciplinary learning. Resident artists, writers and curators embrace the role of contributing to an active platform of thinking, discussion, production and sharing. It is optional to give a talk, workshop, end the residency with an exhibition, draft a proposal, work with local organisations or 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 an external mentor, curator, master and/or a SEA Foundation team member. 

Application information
For Artists
Please download the application form from our website 

Add the following documents in .pdf

  • Application form for artists (incomplete forms will not be considered)
  • Artist’s statement
  • CV or resume (max 2 pages)
  • Selfie in the studio
  • contact details for 2 supporting references (for emerging artists only)
  • 5 – 10 work examples (images max 500 Kb each .jpg) or url’s to video works, created in the last 4 years, providing details for each image or link in a separate document (title of work, date executed, media and dimensions
  • Project/research proposal max 500 word

Pay 30 Euro application fee

For curators and writers
Please download the application from from our website

Add the following documents in .pdf

  • Application form for curators and writers (incomplete forms will not be considered)
  • CV and portfolio (max. 10 pages) with a list of exhibitions and other relevant information
  • Description of the residency project including an anticipated schedule. (max 3000 words)
  • Motivation (max. 300 words).
  • Selfie at work (.jpg)

Pay 30 Euro application fee

Additional funding & Visa for Non-EU applicants
For visa and external funding, SEA foundation will provide a letter of invitation when you have been accepted to the AiR Tilburg programme. We will do our utmost to facilitate your visum process. SEA foundation however is not responsible for visa administration or visa obtainment. Accepted applicants must be able to speak and write English.

Call to join the AiR Tilburg funded residency program 2018

Call to join the AiR Tilburg funded residency program 2018


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