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.

Phil Collins

Collins used his residency to create Sign Here Please, an installation for the 2009 Jerusalem Show: Jerusalem Syndrome.


Phil Collins was born in Runcorn, England in 1970. He studied Drama and English at the University of Manchester before moving to Belfast to pursue his MFA at the College of Arts and Design, part of the University of Ulster, in 1998. His best known works are video art, and he has produced pieces featuring subjects from Serbia, Iraq, Palestine, Turkey, Colombia, and Indonesia.