Artists working in various printmaking techniques, photo-processes, book arts and digital can apply to become an Artist-in-Residence at Kala Art Institute. Residency applications are accepted three times per year. Artists who apply for residency should be familiar with at least one of the media offered at Kala. Considerations for acceptance are conceptual creativity and technical knowledge. Kala encourages use of both traditional and new technologies, and their admixture.
Resident artists receive 24-hour access to the printmaking workshop and/or electronic media center, individual storage space, possible exposure on Kala's website and in other exhibitions at Kala or outside exhibition spaces, and participation in a vital, international artistic community. Artists also receive a 20% discount on classes and private tutoring offered by Kala.
Please note that this is a studio residency only; housing is not included. Artists are responsible for finding their own housing.
Applications are reviewed three times per year: March 15, July 15, and October 15. Artists may apply for 1-, 2-, or 3-month residencies, and must specify the desired residency length in the application. 6-month residencies also exist, but are only available to continuing and returning Artists-in-Residence who have completed a 3 month residency.
-Completed application questions
-Artist resumé or CV
-Work samples, up to 10 images and/or 10 minutes of video
Apply online at kala.slideroom.com.
Kala Art Institute welcomes artists to apply online for our Fellowship Award. The Kala Fellowship award is an international competition open to artists from the U.S. and around the world. Artists producing innovative work in all mediums including printmaking, digital media, installation art, social practice, photography, and book arts are encouraged to apply. Fellowship Awards are given based on conceptual creativity, originality, and artistic excellence as well as technical knowledge.
The Kala Fellowship Award annually grants nine artists a cash award, unlimited access to Kala’s facilities for up to six months, one Kala class, and a culminating show in the Kala Gallery. The award is geared towards supporting artists in completing specific projects or bodies of work that would benefit from Kala's specialized equipment in printmaking and digital media.
The 2014-2015 Fellowship Award deadline is Friday April 4, 2014.
The application is now online at kala.slideroom.com.
Kala selects nine artists and each receives a fellowship consisting of:
-A $3,000 cash award
-Up to six months of studio residency at Kala Art Institute
with 24/7 access to Kala's studio (An individual studio space may be also available depending on proposed projects and schedules.)
-A free class or equivalent tutorial sessions.
-An exhibition opportunity at the Kala gallery of the artwork created during the residency
-Staff support for a public program or some other form of community engagement
Artist Project Space Residency
As part of the overall Fellowship residency, one artist will be considered for a Kala Artist Project Space month, where their projects are developed in a studio space open to the public during their fellowship. This program is geared toward artists making work that is appropriate to develop onsite and engages the public in some form. Artists are given access to a 20'x25' project space for one month, in which time it is open to the public for viewing during normal gallery hours.
CA Artists Living Outside of Main Metropolitan Areas
One of the nine Kala Fellowship awards is designated specifically to a California artist living outside of the main metropolitan areas. To serve a more diverse constituency, The James Irvine Foundation generously funds this Fellowship award. Artists from the North Coast, Central Coast, Central Valley and Inland Empire are eligible and encouraged to apply.
2014 FELLOWSHIP AWARD APPLICATION
The 2014 Fellowship competition will be juried by Kala's Directors and a panel that includes one fellowship alumni artist and one invited Bay Area arts professional. We are pleased to announce our 2014-2015 Fellowship Award guest jurors:
Ranu Mukherjee, Alumni Fellowship Artist
Xiaoyu Weng, Curator, Writer, and Director of Asian Programs for the Kadist Art Foundation and Asian Contemporary Arts Consortium in San Francisco.
A Full Application Includes:
-Completed Application Questionnaire
-Artist Resume or Curriculum Vitae
-Statement of Interest in working at Kala Art Institute and how a Fellowship Award will affect a specific future project and/or how it will impact your overall practice.
-Documentation of recent work (see specifications on the online application for guidelines according to discipline)
-$40 Application Fee
The 2014-2015 Fellowship Award application is now online at kala.slideroom.com. Hardcopy and email submissions are no longer accepted.
- This is a studio residency only; housing is not included.
- Students enrolled in a degree granting program at the time of the deadline are not eligible for the award.
For questions about the online application guidelines,
e-mail Program Manager, Carrie Hott at firstname.lastname@example.org.