The Artist-in-Residence Program provides local and visiting artists, curators, and researchers with accomodation and studio facilities at the Tile Factory, providing a unique space for the creation, development and exchange of creative ideas and projects. The program serves most of all as a meeting place for artists: facilitating creative encounters, discussions and the exchange of experiences, and then opening these up to the public, acting as a conduit to the outside world.

In a sense, the residency acts as an incubator for the creation and exchange of ideas, experiences and representations. In the course of residency, our public - both within the region and further afield - are encouraged to engage with activities planned to help create awareness of one's own cultural difference and uniqueness. Each artist is given the opportunity to propose and focus on a particular project while in residence, which may be influenced or inspired by the reality of daily life in the city, the country and the region. Opportunities to work with local artists and the local community during the residencies will be plentiful and strongly encouraged.  

Applications are currently closed.

Gustavo Ciríaco and Andrea Sonnberger

Neighbors, a collaboration performance and tour by Gustavo Ciríaco and Andrea Sonnberger, took place at the 2011 Jerusalem Show: On/Off Language. It’s a walk in silenceand with chairs through the key places and atmospheres of a pre-chosen area, in the sense of the situationists’ plaques tournantes, places inhabited by practices and habits, sort of portals leading from one urban atmosphere to another. Considering neighborhood as a geographically localized community within a larger city, town or suburb with certain patterns and uses of space and time, our interest lays in creating links or making visible its present ties and structure.


Gustavo Ciríaco (Brazil) began his career in Political Sciences and then drifted to dance making and contextual works. He has worked on projects, workshops and artistic collaborations in Europe, Asia and Latin America.  His work is marked by a keen interest in present making and sensible sharing.

Andrea Sonnberger started as a contemporary dancer. Later she concentrated more on choreography, which lead her to different collaborations and forms of expression. Nowadays she works mainly as a shiatsu practitioner in a small city and continues to collaborate with Gustavo Ciriaco.