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Kala Art Institute Artist-In-Residency Program

Residency in Berkeley


Kala’s Artist-In-Residence program is designed for artists in need of space and equipment for work in printmaking, photography, or digital media. The program provides 24-hour access to exceptional equipment while also facilitating a sense of creative community. Resident artists receive communal studio access, 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. Through this combination, artists are equipped with the resources to focus, take risks, and make connections in their work. 


Kala Facilities
The Print Studio (8,000 sq. ft.)
includes equipment to facilitate a variety of traditional and new print processes including Intaglio, Monotype, Woodblock, Lithography, Screenprint, Letterpress, and Black and White Photography. The studio also includes a communal kitchen and reading materials.

The Electronic Media Center (EMC) (450 sq. ft.) houses digital media-based equipment to facilitate digital photography, design, large format printing and digital video editing. New equipment in the EMC includes Mac computer stations,  Imacon Flextight Precision III scanner, Final Cut Pro 7 software, and two Epson 9900 wide format archival inkjet printers (54” and 44” wide). In the EMC, artists are encouraged to integrate new digital technology with traditional printmaking techniques.

Application Deadlines
Applications are reviewed three times per year: March 15, July 15, & October 15. Artists may apply for 1-, 2-, or 3-month residencies. 6-month residencies are available to continuing and returning Artists-in-Residence.


Kala does not provide housing for AIRs, but we do provide contacts for sub-letters in the area and can point artists in the right direction.

Residency Costs
The AIR program is a fee-based residency that provides subsidized studio access to selected artists. Residency rates range from $210-$425 per month

For more information, please visit www.kala.org.