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Kala Art Institute Artist In Residency

Residency in Berkeley (United States)


Artists working in various printmaking techniques, photo-processes, book arts and digital media including sound/video production can apply to become an Artist-in-Residence at Kala Art Institute. Residency applications are accepted four 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 four times per year. 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 done the 3-month Evaluative Review.)

Application deadlines (materials received by):
January 31
residencies starting in March, April, May, or June
April 30
residencies starting in June, July, August, or September
July 31
residencies starting in September, October, November, or December
October 31
residencies starting in December, January, February, or March

(Note that there is some overlap of months. This means that artists applying on January 31 would have first dibs on residencies starting in June, but artists applying on April 30 would also be able to start in June if there are spots available.)

Submission Materials
Please submit the following by email or mail (to [Hidden]):
-application cover sheet (download here)
-resumé (include detailed information on your previous experience with the media you wish to use at Kala)
-work samples (CD/DVD); maximum 20 works or 10 minutes of video (if sending by email, under 10MB total)
-image list
-artist statement

Materials will not be returned.

For more information, e-mail Program Manager Carrie Hott at [Hidden].