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Kala Media Arts Residency

Kala Art Institute’s Media Arts Residency will provide four artists with a six-month residency with 24/7 access to Kala’s facilities, along with the opportunity to produce work in collaboration with Kala programs, a culminating exhibition in the Kala gallery, and in-house expertise for the duration of the residency. Four artists working in and across video, sound, performance cinema, and installation will pilot this new program, a creative residency at Kala to create multi-media projects that culminate in Kala gallery public programming.

Residents may apply Kala’s resources toward a project already underway or to a newly proposed project and will have opportunities to create on-site installations, exhibitions, film and video screenings, and public programs connected to their work.

Selected media artists will have access to both Kala’s electronic media center as well as Kala’s specialized equipment in the print studio, including tools for printmaking, book arts, and photography. Kala’s electronic media center provides computer suites loaded with software for image, video, and sound editing, cameras, projectors, zoom sound recorders, high-quality scanners, and large-scale printers.

Media Arts Residency Program Includes:
Cash Award: $3,000
Studio Residency: Up to six months of studio residency at Kala Art Institute with 24/7 access to our communal studio spaces.
Kala Class: One class that will provide training in a chosen area of printmaking and/or digital media
Exhibition: Each artist selected is included in a Media Arts (AIR) exhibition. Public programs for artists are also possible and determined on an individual basis with each artist.
Community: Access to a community and network of approximately 75 artists working at Kala, participation in Kala events, and support of Kala staff.

Program Period
The Media Arts residency period is October 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018. Artists must be able to schedule a 1 to 6 month residency during that time. The group exhibition is currently scheduled for May 2018. (Exhibition schedules are subject to change.)

A Full Application Includes:
-Completed Application Form
-Statement of Interest in working at Kala Art Institute and how a Media Residency Award will affect a specific future project and/or how it will impact your overall practice.
-Artist CV
-Documentation of recent work (see specifications on the online application for guidelines according to discipline)
-Two References
-$30 Application Fee

Deadline: July 15, 2017

Please note:
– This is a studio residency only; housing is not included.
– Students who will be enrolled in a degree granting program in the 2017-2018 academic year are not eligible for the award.
For questions about the online application guidelines, e-mail Program Manager, Amber Hoy at