The residency programme?s objective is to foster innovative artistic expression, by encouragingՏthe creative process. Residencies are meant to be a safe haven to explore the core as well as the fringes of artistic practices. AiR Tilburg Netherlands offers a unique environment for guided professional advancement.
Professional artists, curators and writers.
Established, mid-career or emerging practice.
Minimum age: 25 at the start of the residency.
Studio 110 m2. Well equipped, perfect northern daylight studio, with workshop and a 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.
Residents reap the benefits from good facilities. AiR Tilburg Netherlands studios are secure, set in a private lush town garden and accessible 24/7. They haveՏexcellent natural light and offer seclusion andՏtranquility.
Each residency is tailored to maximize the residency experience: to help support and realize short-term projects, as well as advance longer-term goals. Residents are encouraged to address frontiers, let go of expectations and make discoveries, as these are the key elements of artistic development. Residents benefit from support of our dedicated staff and enjoy a tailored &lsquomix and match&rsquo mentoring programme to suit requirements. There are weekly studio visits by curators and other arts professionals.
General information – accommodation:
AiR Tilburg Netherlands resides together with SEA Foundation at Gust van Dijk&rsquos Home to contemporary Art. Gust van Dijk was a well-known Tilburg tobacco & fine wine merchant and a culture lover, particularly theater. He commissioned the Amsterdam School style building in 1933-1936 for his own use, as he needed a change, both for his business and in his personal life. Gust van Dijk&rsquos former shop-house now &ndash after extensive renovations &ndash is a hub of artistic activity and comprises 2 live/work studios (for single or double occupancy) each with a private bathroom and high end studio-working facilities, a gallery and local artist&rsquos quarters. Apart from resident&rsquos studios there are common rooms like the kitchen, the salon, the dining room, the gallery, the garden and an another two guestbedrooms with facilities en-suite. Therefore, AiR Tilburg Netherlands, can accommodated up to 8 people at once. And if diary permits it can be made suitable for a group practice.
Within the scope of the multifaceted identity of the organization, lay exchange opportunities. For example, with renowned institutes, small initiatives and individual artists, researchersՏand curators to explore partnerships, co-productions, conversations or other forms of collaborations. AiR Tilburg functions as meeting place for dialogue and exchange and it invites to connect. Residents may join SEA Foundation activities and events, through which they are introduced to the local Tilburg and Noord Brabant art scene. Residents also benefit from SEA Foundation&rsquos extensive national and international network.
Creation of new work, exhibition preparations, exhibition, screenings, readings, talks, reviews, addition to the network.
Two studio&rsquos simultaneously
From 1 week up to 3 months
Residents may be accompanied by a partner or an assistant, providing they share the same studio accommodation.
Artist duo&rsquos may apply too.
Included in AiR Tilburg Netherlands Residence are:
Use of studio and private living quarters
including heating, water and electricity
Use of the shared kitchen and common residency rooms
4 hours mentoring / training per week
Use of workshop and equipement
Use of art-related library
Interaction with other residents
Office facilities and printers
WIFI everywhere on the premises
Bike on loan
Letter of invitation or recommendation on request.
To be paid by the artist:
&bull Materials as needed
&bull Technical / studio assistance
&bull Curatorial services
&bull Application fee, 30 euro
NOTE for non European applicants
SEA foundation does provide provide letters of invitation to be used for Visa or funding applications.
AiR Tilburg Netherlands
Every year, the residency programme facilitates up to 8 local, national, and international artists, curators / writers at all stages of their careers. Residents reap the benefits from good facilities, a fantastic studio space and a comfortable double room with private bathroom. There is a well-stocked library and a shared garden, kitchen and dining area. The studios are secure and accessible 24/7, have excellent natural light and are set in a lush town garden, offering seclusion and tranquility.
Artist, curator, writer
The residencies are dedicated to experimentation and the development of artistic practice. We offer artists, curators and writers the time to think, reflect on their practice, to produce new works and work with local and international peers.
- Independent Association/Foundation
- Part of a Gallery/Museum
- Months: 1 – 3
- Visual Art
- Performing Arts
- Textile Art
- Printmaking facilities
- Woodworking tools