Deadline: 15 August 2017
Call for entries

AiR Tilburg
Funded Curator residency

The SEA Foundation Curator in Residence programme is for emerging as well as established curators. The foundation welcomes applications from a wide spectrum of curatorial practices, research interests and professional backgrounds. We invite curators to apply for flexible residencies up to one month. The aim of the Curator in Residence Programme is to provide opportunities for curators to familiarise themselves with the Dutch visual art scene in the south of the Netherlands, to conduct research and make meaningful professional connections and relationships, create future work opportunities, refine their networking skills, and build other vital professional capacities. Through these residencies, SEA Foundation aims to links and foster collaborations between artists in the south of the Netherlands, curators, art institutions and their artistic peers internationally.

The aims are:

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

We expect that applicants will be developing projects or developing their research with some form of future public outcome in mind.

Artistic merit is the basis for selection. All applications will be judged a panel consisting of SEA Foundation team members that is complemented by international advisors.

Between 2 weeks and 2 months

Residency period
1 October – 30 November 2017

Funded by SEA Foundation:

Studio and private living quarters comfortably furnished
Including, heating, water and electricity
Use of shared kitchen and common residency rooms
WIFI everywhere on the premises
Use of workshop
Use of art-related library
Interaction with local artists, peers and other residents
Office facilities and printers
PR activities
Free parking (road side)
Bike on loan

Additional stipends:

Stipend of 200 euro per week
Production budget 1500 euro depending on project costs

Paid by the resident:

Travel costs
Personal expenses
Application fee 30 euro

Project proposal
The project proposal should consist of the following documents

Application form (Incomplete forms will not be considered)
CV and portfolio (max. 10 pages) with a list of exhibitions and other relevant information
Detailed description of the residency project including an anticipated schedule. (max 3000 words)
5. Motivation (max. 300 words)
Proposal for public activities that provide guidance for your project proposal (max. 300 Words)
Two professional references who can comment on your practice

Deadline: 15 August 2017
Selection process: August 2017
Start of residencies: October and November 2017

Bank details
Application fee: 30 euro
Account holder name: SEA FOUNDATION
Mandatory communication: Last name + first name + 2017 Curator Residency Application
Please note that we can only review your application after receiving the application fee.

The application form must be sent by post or by e-mail to: before the 15th of August 2017.

More information
For more information, please contact Riet van Gerven, coordinator, or +31 (0) 13 544 4495 /