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.

Kamal Boullata

Kamal Boulatta was born in Jerusalem in 1942 and is a Palestinian artist and art historian. He studied at the Fine Arts Academy in Rome and the Corcoran Gallery School in Washington, DC, and was awarded the Fulbright Senior Scholarship to research Islamic art in Morocco. His work, primarily acrylic and abstract, focuses on Palestinian identity and separation from the homeland while integrating Arabic words and calligraphy. 

His work has been exhibited throughout Europe, the Middle East, and the United States, and he currently resides in Berlin.